FALL / WINTER SAILING PROGRAMS


 

As a year-round yacht club, RCYC works to provide sailing opportunities for our Members during
the colder months. Our Fall and Winter programs range from workshops that foster skill development and certifications to creating wind in our pool for indoor sailing.

Dates, registration and further details coming soon. 

Questions? Contact Jenny Farrand at 416.9677245 Ex. 590 or email jennifer.farrand@rcyc.ca.

Sailing

RC Racing in the Pool

 

After several successful winters, midweek races will continue with the remote-controlled Dragon Force 65s this season. Members compete in heats of 4 to 6 boats, powered by multiple fans in our City Club pool.

  • 10+ boats racing each week leads to exciting competition
  • All skill levels welcome as sailors and spectators
  • Racing continues through to Spring 2018


SCHEDULE:
Thursdays at 7:00 pm

DATES:
December 7th - 14th, 2017 
January 11th - Spring, 2018 


REGISTER

* Plese note shoes are not permitted in the Pool area. 

Pram Jam

Get an early start on developing your child’s love for sailing! Introduce your family to the sport in a fun and safe environment before they’re old enough for Junior Club.
  • Kids play in the pool with an Opti
  • Parents swim to propel the boat
Dates: Winter 2018 | More details to follow.

Speakers

Sailing Speaker Series

Each winter, the Club hosts accomplished sailors presenting various topics.

PAST SPEAKERS:
  • Ken Read, Skipper of Comanche
  • Tucker Thompson, Host of the 35th America's Cup
  • Tom Ehman, Commodore of the Golden Gate Yacht Club
2018 SERIES 

Gilles Barbot & Maxime Grimard of Atlas Ocean Racing
Date: Tuesday, January 16th at 7:00pm

The team from Atlas Ocean Racing return to RCYC this winter to share stories from their exciting adventures around the globe. Gilles Barbot speaks on the importance of seamanship in open waters, using his experiences at the helm of their three Volvo Ocean Racer 60s Esprit de Corps II, III and IV. Along with Maxime Grimard and the addition of video footage, Barbot details the growing relationship between their team and RCYC while fostering a Canadian presence in the international offshore sailing scene.

Register  |  $25.00

Cruising Sailors’ Squadron Seminars

The CSS organizes several talks with sailors sharing their unique experiences, as well as experts speaking on important safety and boat handling procedures.

Visit the Cruising Sailors' Squadron webpage

Certification & Workshops

​Certification Courses

Pleasure Craft Operator’s Card (PCOC)
Earn your proof of competency to operate a powered vessel in Canada, including any sailboat with a motor. With this short classroom course and exam covering boating laws, safety and more, boaters will keep this valid certification for life.

DATE: Sunday, January 28th | 10:00am to 4:30pm
Instructor: Craig Hamilton

Register | Cost: $100.00 



VHF Radio License (ROC-M)

To legally operate a VHF Radio, boaters must take one course to achieve your Restricted Operator’s Certificate – Maritime. Over just a few hours, practice emergency radio procedures and everyday operating techniques including Digital Selective Calling (DSC) and Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS).

Saturday, February 10th | 10:00am to 4:30pm

Instructor: Craig Hamilton

Register | Cost: $135.00

SailCanada Race Officer/Judge

More information to follow.

Winter Workshops

BOAT MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP

Learn more about the basics of maintaining your boat with this workshop series. 
 

LEARN TO CREW WORKSHOP

Prepare for keelboat racing with this spring series, teaching sailors key positions and techniques to contribute on a race course.
 

INTRO TO MATCH / TEAM RACING

Join racers for an introduction to raci. Learn the basic rules and strategy before joining our growing racing programs in the spring.

World Sailing LIVE

2017/2018

VOLVO OCEAN RACE | HONG KONG
Date: Saturday, January 27th (In-Port Racing) & Sunday, January 28th (Round the Island Race)
Location: Crown & Beaver
 
WORLD CUP SERIES | MEDAL RACES: MIAMI
Date: Saturday, January 27th (RS:X, 49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17) & Sunday, January 28th (470, Finn, Laser, Laser Radial)
Location: Crown & Beaver

VOLVO OCEAN RACE | Melbourne to Hong Kong
Date: Tuesday, January 2nd (Start of Leg 4) -- 12:00pm | 5:30pm
Location: Crown & Beaver Bar

VOLVO OCEAN RACE | Cape Town, South Africa
Date: December 8th - In-Port Racing, December 10th (Start of Leg 3)
Location: Crown & Beaver Bar

EXTREME SAILING SERIES | Los Cabos, Mexico
Date: December 2nd and 3rd
Location: Crown & Beaver Bar