CLUB FLEET



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.

Ideal 18

Features

  • 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.

 

Community

  • 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.

 

REGISTER HERE

 

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.

Contact Jenny Farrand at jennifer.farrand@rcyc.ca for more information.

 

2019 Calendar

Open House

Thursday, March 28

 

Spring Work Party

Saturday, April 27

Saturday, May 4

 

Training/Clinics

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

 

TGIF

Start: Friday, June 7

Friday, June 7 - Mentor Night

Friday, July 5 - New Members Invite

Friday, August 9 - Fleet TGIF

End: Friday, August 30

 

Regattas

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

Sonar

Features

  • 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

Dinghy

  • 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. 

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