Ashbridge’s Bay Yacht Club was formed in 1932. The prime objective set out at the time of incorporation, was “to advance the sport of yachting in all its branches”, and today our focus remains the same. ABYC has a very active racing and cruising program as well as an excellent sailing school program for children and adults. A fixed mark course is the site of organized racing on Tuesday and Thursday evenings for both PHRF fleets (JAM and spinnaker) and one-design fleets. Wednesday evening is devoted to dinghy racing. It is an ABYC tradition to host and support local, national, and international regattas as we remain dedicated to enhancing the spirit and the sport of yachting.
We are proud of our Club and rightly so. Our philosophy toward strong membership participation continues to produce the kind of results for which clubs strive. The facilities are great, the members are friendly and we have a reputation around the lake for being sociable and courteous to our visitors.
The present clubhouse was built in 1976. The docks, boardwalks, sailing school building, railway system, workshop, landscaping, and dry-sailng areas were all built by the membership. As a result of our members working together to maintain the Club, ABYC is growing and debt free.
In its beautiful park like setting our Club’s harbour can accommodate 260 boats up of to 42 feet in length. Our dry sail area can accommodate 30 boats and has two jib cranes for lifting trailered boats. There is ample room in our dinghy yard for over 60 boats while still maintaining convenient access to launch ramps and docks. To service your boat the Club has a staffed fuel dock and pump out, a workshop, a marine railway for emergency haulout, covered mast storage, a power operated mast crane, a children’s play area, and power and water at all docks. There is lots of parking available and access to your boat is easy and convenient.
To help you meet new people and develop friendships there are numerous social events held all year around. No matter what the season getting to know the members and the facilities is easy with the ABYC mentor program. With our restaurant open all year you can count on meeting lots of people to talk boats any time.
If you have not yet visited us, we would encourage you to do so prior to submitting a membership application. ABYC is a “self help” club; it is only through spending a little time at the club that you can understand the spirit of the membership.