With its two Clubhouses, one in the heart of the city and the other on the Toronto Islands, RCYC is one of the premier private clubs in Toronto. Our welcoming community consists of active sailors and like-minded individuals who share an interest in yachting, sport and tradition.

The mandate of RCYC is to promote excellence in competitive sailing and sports like squash, badminton, tennis and lawn bowling. Internationally, the Club is recognized for its world-class athletes and its affiliation with prestigious regattas having hosted the 2015 Pan American Games Sailing Competitions, the 2016 8 Metre World Cup and the 2016 & 2021 Canada’s Cup.


RCYC also boasts a lively social scene with family-oriented programming and upscale dining at our newly renovated Island and City Clubhouses.

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Kari MacKay

List of past Commodores


Royal Family Member, to be appointed.
Patron of Honour: Vice-Admiral Angus Topshee, OMM, MSM, CD

Objects of the Club

To encourage Members to become proficient in the personal management, maintenance, control and handling of their yachts, in navigation, and in all matters pertaining to seamanship;
To promote yacht architecture, building and sailing in Canadian waters;
To promote excellence in competitive sailing;
To promote such other sports and social activities as may be desirable in the interest of Members generally.


History & Heritage of RCYC

The Royal Canadian Yacht Club was founded in Toronto in 1852 to serve both as a recreational yachting club and, in the British tradition, as an unofficial auxiliary of the Royal Navy in the defence of the waters of Lake Ontario.  

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