Sailing at BYC


Serving Full Range of Sailing Interests, Abilities & Ages

Britannia Yacht Club offers a wide range of programs in Ottawa that
cater to a full range of sailing interests, abilities and age groups.
Most boat owners prefer pleasure sailing and cruising along the 45 km
of the Ottawa River that is directly accessible from our Club. For those who like a challenge and the camaraderie of racing keel boats,
dinghies or sailboards, BYC holds weeknight and weekend racing throughout the sailing season.

Ottawa Sailing for a Variety
of Ages & Skill Levels

Britannia Yacht Club 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 in Ottawa who want to sail but do not own a boat, there are opportunities through our Crew Bank or Advantage Boating’s Sail Share program.

Racing Information, Schedule & Results

We offer racing programs for keel boats, 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. Learn more about our racing schedule in Ottawa.

Ottawa Women's Sailing Fleet

The Britannia Yacht Club Women’s Fleet, on the Ottawa River, is part of the largest women’s sailing program in Canada. This program has developed many excellent sailors and competitors throughout the years. Learn more about Ottawa Women’s sailing fleet.

R.U.S.T Race Series

RUST stands for “Retired, Unemployed Sailors Trophy”, a not-too-serious title for those free to sail on a weekday afternoon. Created specifically to be a conveniently-timed venue for all boat owners of all classes/designs to complete in short races, as a single fleet. Learn more about Ottawa R.U.S.T races at Britannia Yacht Club

Colin Blandy

The Colin Blandy Fund was established in 1977 by members of the Britannia Yacht Club to provide financial assistance to young BYC members who are committed to a competitive sailing program with Olympic aspirations

Adult Sailing

Advantage Boating was established in 1992. Its founding mission was then, and remains today, “to provide the best in boating education and on-the-water adventure”. We offer the highest quality sailing programs for adults in Ottawa. Learn more about adult sailing at Britannia Yacht Club.

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