• 613 828 5167
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

Sailing at BYC

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.


 
 

Latest News and Reminders... (updated September 21, 2021)

2021 Sailing Instructions, updated September 13, 2021

2021 Online Race Registration is Open - Fall series has started so if you haven't yet, register and get in on the fun! 

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

 

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:Shorey Race - SSI
    • Spring 50 Mile Race - SSI - cancelled for 2021
    • BYC Pinhey’s Point Race (ILD) - BYC SIs - cancelled for 2021
    • NSC Pinhey’s Point Race (ILD) - BYC SIs - cancelled for 2021
    • Quyon Race - BYC SIs - cancelled for 2021
    • Homeward Bound Race - BYC SIs - cancelled for 2021
    • 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 - NOR & SSIs
    • Queen’s Park Series Race #3 (ILD) - BYC SIs
    • 20 Mile Trophy Race (ILD) - BYC SIs
    • Fall 50 Mile Race - NOR & SSIs BYC SIs
    • Frostbite Race (FUN)

Sailing at BYC

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.

  • 2021 Bob Yuile Memorial 63rd National Capital Regatta - cancelled for 2021
  • 2021 Canadian Inland Laser Masters
  • 2021 C&C 27 Regatta (Ontario Championships) (NOR, SIs) - cancelled for 2021
  • Britannia CUP Challenge
  • BYC Tucker-Rodger Regatta (FUN) - cancelled for 2021
  • Don Hewitt Memorial Regatta (Jrs.)
  • Stan Carson Memorial Regatta (FUN)
  • 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 2021 events include:

  • BYC Spring Boat Owner's and Sailor's Meeting (postponed, new date TBD) - NEW
  • BYC Women's Racing Meeting 
  • BYC Commodore's Sailpast
  • Get out on the Water
  • Canada Day Cup & Saucer and Jefferson Pursuit Race (FUN)
  • BYC Summer Sailors' Meeting
  • BYC Cruise Week
  • BYC Baskin's Weekend
  • BYC Baskin's Weekend/Cornboil
  • BYC Fall Sailor's Meeting
  • BYC Presentation Dinner

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

 


 

2777 Cassels Street
Ottawa, Ontario K2B 6N6
Phone: 613-828-5167

Fax: 613-828-5168

E-Mail: info@byc.ca

Hours:

Dining Hours:
Mondays - Fridays: 4:00pm - 9:00pm 
Saturdays and Sundays: 12:00pm - 8:00pm

 

Map of Britannia Yacht Club

Click for large map

© 2021 Britannia Yacht Club. All Rights Reserved.