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Britannia Yacht Club offers a range of programs that cater to the full range of sailing interests, abilities and age groups.

Most boat owners prefer pleasure sailing and cruising along the 45 km of Ottawa River directly accesssible from the club.

For those who like the challenges and camaraderie of racing keel boats, dinghies or sailboards, BYC holds weeknight and weekend racing throughout the sailing season.

BYC offers its nationally acclaimed Junior Club Learn to Sail program for children and teenagers from June through August. Adult learn to sail programs are offered in partnership with Advantage Boating (formerly Ottawa Sailing School) on both keel boats and dinghies.

For those who want to sail but do not own a boat, there are opportunities through our Crew Bank or Advantage Boating's Sail Share program.


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Latest News and Reminders... (Updated Thursday August 8, 2019)

SI Ammendment: PHRF Spring Series Cancelled, Summer and Fall adjusted!  See BYC SI Amendment #1 for details.

2019 BYC Sailing Schedule has been posted. 

2019 BYC Sailing Instructions (final) have been posted as of June 9, 2019.

BYC 2018 Club Championship is Saturday, August 10, 2019.  NOR Posted - Updated

2019 JOINT Stony Point Race (ILD) is scheduled August 11, 2019, 1000h. - Updated

Midnight Madness FUN "race" hosted by NSC is scheduled Friday, August 16, 2019, 2200h. - Updated

2019 Women's Interclub Up-River Race hosted by NSC is scheduled, Saturday, August 24, 2019, 1400h. - Updated

2019 Queen's Park Series - Race #2 (ILD) hosted by NSC is scheduled Sunday, August 25, 2019, 1330h. - Updated

2019 BYC Armitage Race is scheduled Saturday, August 31, 2019, 1100h. - Updated

BYC Baskins' Weekend/Cornboil is Saturday-Monday, August 31- September 2, 2019. - Updated

C&C 27 Ontario Championship Regatta is Saturday, September 14, 2019. Registration Form - Updated

 

BYC Fall Sailors’ Meeting is scheduled September 3, 2019, directly following racing or at 1930h if racing is cancelled.  - Updated
IMPORTANT:  If you have not done so already, please ensure you register to race at least 48 hours prior to your first race.  Not registering 48 hours before will result in an NR as your results.

Racing at BYC

Please see the BYC Racing Schedule for a complete list of race dates.

We offer racing programs for keelboats, dinghies and sailboards. Several options are available in what is the most popular activity at the club. Some races are run in conjunction with other clubs on the lake.

  • Monday evenings: Ladies' keelboat racing
  • Tuesday evenings: Keelboat racing under the PHRF handicap system
  • Wednesday afternoons: RUST Cup Series (FUN, all registered boats)
  • Wednesday evenings: Dinghies and sailboards
  • Thursday evenings: Small keelboat one-design racing (Tanzer 22s, Mirage 24s, Sharks, C&C 27s, Viper 640s/J-80s) and JAM racing.
  • Friday evenings: Keelboat race practice (All keelboats: dates to be announced)
  • Weekends: Throughout the season BYC hosts several long-distance races, including two 50 mile races and one 100 mile race.  More information is available for the specific BYC hosted and ILD events:0001.Sailing
    • Shorey Race - SSI
    • Spring 50 Mile Race - SSI 
    • BYC Pinhey’s Point Race (ILD) - BYC SIs
    • NSC Pinhey’s Point Race (ILD) - BYC SIs
    • Quyon Race - BYC SIs
    • Homeward Bound Race - BYC SIs
    • Mohr Island Race - BYC SIs
    • Queen’s Park Series Race #1 (ILD) - BYC SIs
    • Baskin’s Odd Couple Race (FUN)
    • Stony Point Race (ILD) - BYC SIs
    • Women’s Interclub Up-River Race (NOR) - BYC SIs
    • BYC/NSC Singlehanded Keelboat Race
    • Queen’s Park Series Race #2 (ILD) - BYC SIs
    • Armitage Race - BYC SIs
    • 100 Mile Race
    • Queen’s Park Series Race #3 (ILD) - BYC SIs
    • 20 Mile Trophy Race (ILD) - BYC SIs
    • Fall 50 Mile Race - BYC SIs
    • Frostbite Race (FUN)

Regattas

BYC enjoys an international reputation for running high-quality regattas. Our members include qualified regatta organizers, race committee experts, judges and social conveners. Each year we host the National Capital Regatta, now in its 50th year. Last year more than 200 boats competed. We are also represented at many out of town events.

  • Britannia CUP Challenge
  • BYC Tucker-Rodger Regatta (FUN)
  • Don Hewitt Memorial Regatta (Jrs.)
  • BYC 2018 Club Championship
  • Stan Carson Memorial Regatta (FUN) - Cancelled
  • BYC Sailboard Open Regatta
  • Remembrance Day Regatta (FUN)

Special Events

BYC coordinates a number of social, fun and informational events throughout the year that include a cruising or racing component.  Our 2019 events include:

For more general information on sailing the Ottawa River, please visit the Ottawa River Sailing Page

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