The Island offers plenty of opportunities to sail without owning a boat. Thanks to generous donations and continued support from our Membership, the Club owns a variety of boats that are available for sailing from spring to fall. Join a program, rent a boat for an afternoon, or become part of the community to get a hands-on experience of sailing in Toronto Harbour and Lake Ontario any day of the week.

2019 Schedule

Thursday,  April 11
Skipper-Crew Connection

Saturday, May 18

Saturday, June 8
CSS Afternoon Cruise & BBQ

Friday, July 5
New Members TGIF With Ideal 18 Fleet

Friday, July 12
TGIF with J105 Fleet

More dates coming soon! Email to join our contact list and receive updates on new events.


May through October

Tuesdays & Thursdays                   Midweek Racing
Wednesdays and Weekends      Learn to Sail Courses

Check out Adult Sailing programs to learn how to sail at
Looking for a boat to race? Check out the Crew Bank on this webpage to sign up.


Ideal 18



  • Dinghy with a keel: simplicity of a dinghy with the stability of a keelboat (no capsizing!)
  • Great for any skill level, from beginner to racer
  • Available to all RCYC Members for a couple hours or the whole season
  • Sail with 2 or 3 adults or a small family
  • Fleet of 12 Club-owned Boats


Boat Charter 

  • Open to all RCYC Members. $50 for the day.
  • Sailor must complete an application to be considered for the Approved Skippers list. Applicants may be directed to book an orientation or private lesson with an instructor to be added to the list, depending on sailing experience.
  • Private Lesson: 1 or 2 adults or a small family accompanied by an instructor. This time can be used to gain experience for chartering an Ideal 18 on your own, or to work on a specific goal.
    Cost: $150 for 2 hours, $50 for every additional hour.



  • Active community of friendly Members
  • Experienced racers mentor new sailors to the fleet
  • Fleet racing on Thursday nights
  • Saturday regatta each month
  • Social programs for skill development such as Women's Sailing or Race Training


Join the Fleet

Joining the Ideal 18 Fleet gives Members complete access to the Club-owned boats throughout the sailing season. This program is for both racers and cruisers looking for an opportunity to get out on the water without the stress of owning a boat. Members of the Ideal 18 fleet can book a boat for any race or simply head out for an adventure in the harbour with friends & family.


Individual and family fleet memberships are available, which provides sailors with the ability to go sailing any day with no additional fees. Fleet membership also includes racing on Thursday nights and a monthly weekend regatta. Sailors receive a 25% discount to their first adult sailing program of the season after joining the Club Fleet.




Registration includes access to boats from May to September, no additional regatta fees, an online boat reservation system and a 25% discount to your first adult sailing program.

Sailors must submit a Skipper Approval form before taking a Club boat out for the first time each season. RCYC Members can charter an Ideal 18 after receiving confirmation as an Approved Skipper - simply sign out a boat at the Sailing Office or book one ahead of time.

Contact the Sailing Office at for more information.


2019 Calendar

Open House

Thursday, March 28


Spring Work Party

Saturday, April 27

Saturday, May 4



Wednesday, May 22 - Rust Remover at City Club

Saturday, May 25 - Rust Remover On-Water Practice

Tuesday Evenings - Race Training Program


Midweek Racing

Start: Thursday, May 9

End: Thursday, September 19



Start: Friday, June 7

Friday, June 7 - Mentor Night

Friday, July 5 - New Members Invite

Friday, August 9 - Fleet TGIF

End: Friday, August 30



Saturday, May 11 - Fleet Captain's Race

Saturday, June 15 - RCYC Open

Saturday, July 6 - Summer Regatta

Saturday, July 27 - TorBay Invitational

Saturday, August 31 - John C. McConnell Trophy

Saturday, September 14 - Ideal 18 Club Championships: Kilby Macpherson Trophy

Sunday, September 15 - Women's Club Championships: McConkey Cup


End of Season Banquet

Friday, September 27


Fall Work Party

Saturday, October 12

Coaching Resources
Rust Remover



  • Designed for comfortable club racing 
  • Good stability allows for all ages
  • Sail with 3 to 4 people
  • Fleet of 6 Club Boats

Race Programs

  • Go head-to-head against another boat with Match Racing
  • Train as a team to race in 3v3 format with Team Racing
  • Compete every Thursday night with midweek fleet racing
  • Represent RCYC at local and international regattas


  • Junior Club’s massive fleet of dinghies for youth programs include RS Vision, Club 420, multi-hulls and more
  • Available for private lessons upon request
More information on Youth Programs available here.

Crew Bank

Boat owners often require new crew for midweek racing, cruises, and regattas. Join the crew bank to find a team to get out on the water! 

Sailors that wish to be added to the RCYC Crew Bank must send an email to with the following information:
- Name
- Email
- Phone Number
- Sailing Experience/Interest
- Availability for: Tuesdays? Thursdays? Weekends/Other?

Boat Owners that wish to be included in the crew bank may send an email to with their contact information. 

Skipper-Crew Connect
Come out for the annual networking event held at our City Clubhouse to meet boat representatives and crew. RCYC Members looking for a team this season will have a chance to connect with other sailors to find the right fit for their upcoming season. 

Thursday, April 11
Model Room
6:30 PM