Britannia Yacht Club Women’s Program

The BYC Women’s Fleet, on the Ottawa River, is part of the largest women's sailing program in Canada and has developed many excellent sailors and competitors alike. In recent years BYC women have represented the Club at the Bob Yuile Memorial National Capital Regattas c. 1957, Opti North American Championships and the National Women’s Keelboat Championships, to name a few.

We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to learn from some experienced as well as world class sailors who volunteer their boats and time to coach. For that, we are truly grateful.

Regular Events and Activities

BYC runs extensive racing programs for keelboats, dinghies and sailboards throughout the week. Interested racers for the Monday Night Coached Boat Program (Fleet 2) are encouraged to sign up with the Women’s Fleet Rep to be assigned to a boat. If you have your own boat or access to one, you may wish to consider putting a crew together and start racing.

Women's racing on the Ottawa River is an interclub event involving members of the Britannia Yacht Club, Nepean Sailing Club and Club de voile Grande-Rivière.

 

NEW  Women’s Racing Meeting 2019

An open Women's Racing Meeting will take place on the Upper Deck on Monday, May 6th at 7 pm. The meeting is open to all BYC participants in the women's fleet as well as members interested in learning more about Monday night racing.  New and potential members are welcome to join us.  Last year, some new racers found opportunities to crew via networking at this early season meeting. Agenda items will include: issues related to the women’s fleet and crew bank; initiatives for the 2020 season; and the 2019 Sailing Instructions for women’s racing.


Women’s Program


Monday Night Racing Results 
- Run and scored by the Nepean Sailing Club


Women's Up River Race and BBQ

  • NEW  2019 - Saturday August 24th  /  Race Details to follow
  • 2018 - Sunday August 19th  /  Race Details  and   BBQ Menu


Regattas

2017 Womens Keelboat Regatta


Celebrations

  • NEW  2019 End of Season Interclub Banquet - Monday September 30th - BYC Upper Deck
  • Fun raft-up at the end of the Spring session (Series I)

 

Women in Wind Seminar 2018

2012 April WIW Seminar

  • Thank you very much to the organizers Ruth Martin (BYC) and Kit Holmwood (NSC), the presenters, volunteers, management and staff for a great day of sharing and learning. 
  • On Saturday April 28, BYC hosted WiW 2018, an Interclub, day long Conference, organized by the Ottawa River Women’s Interclub Fleet Committee comprised of members from BYC, NSC and CVGR. This day of workshops and presentations encompassed basic to advanced sailing levels.
  • List of Workshops & Presenters   /   Agenda  
  • SLIDE PRESENTATIONS:
  • Transitioning from Crew to Boat Owner by Angela Hussey
  • Sail Trim by Shona Weldon & Kirsten Carroll Somoza
  • Starting Strategies by Michele Cimon
  • Racing with Limited Experience by Glenna Gray
  • Filing a Protest by Hugh Morin

 

 
For general information, Want to Crew, Need a Crew for Monday nights or just want to be on an email list for Women’s Fleet News, email the BYC Women’s Fleet Rep at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

End of Series Womens Raftup

 

NEW  WOMEN'S FLEET PHOTO GALLERY