ABYC has a number of sailing and skill programs for all our members.
ABYC believes that racing is the life blood of a yacht club, and we encourage our members to get involved in this aspect of sailing. There are spinnaker and jib and main (JAM) divisions in order to accomodate everyone. We offer one of the largest racing programs in Toronto with generally over 40 boats participating each race night. All races are run professionally by our race committee on our permanent race course in front of the club on the open lake.
For members who don’t have their own sailboats, there is a Crew Bank where you can sign up to crew on someone else’s boat throughout the season. There is a Crew night early in the year to introduce crew and skippers.
ABYC offers a full season of cruises to a number of different destinations on the lake; both sail and power boats are welcome. In the 2000 season, we had cruises to such locales as Royal Canadian Yacht Club, Bay of Quinte, Oakville Yacht Club, and Mimico Yacht Club among others. Cruises will usually have a cocktail party at the destination as well as other entertainment. The ABYC cruising program is a great way to make friends at the club and around the lake.
Professional Sailing School
ABYC operates a comprehensive Sailing School with CYA certified instructors using CYA courses and materials. The emphasis of the program is to teach safety and proficiency in the handling of centreboard and/or keel boats. There are programs for children and adults. You can read more detailed information about our Sailing Programs.