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.

Women in Wind All Day Workshop 2018  NEW2012 April WIW Seminar

For more details click on Workshop
Agenda and lunch Menu  

  • See also List of Workshops & Presenters
  • Back by popular demand, BYC is hosting an Interclub Women in Wind, 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 will encompass basic to advanced sailing levels.  
  • Topics covered will range from basic sailing tactics to onboard communication to racing strategies … and much more.  This conference aims to provide a learning environment for women who are experienced racers, cruisers and new members alike.  
  • RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  OR  call the office at 613-828-5167.

Women’s Program

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

Regattas2017 Womens Keelboat Regatta


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..

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