Brockville Yacht Club Welcomes You
The Club the members built
On July 4th, 1956 under the Commodoreship of George Davidson, the Brockville Yacht Club became a separate entity from the sailing division of the Brockville Rowing Club and has been welcoming avid boaters through its gates ever since. The Club's focus is supporting the sport of sailing by providing sailing classes and supporting club races and sailing teams. Over the years, the club has become an important center for both the social life and athletic activities for all members. We welcome you to explore our site and find out more about Brockville Yacht Club and all that we have to offer.
BYC has an active club racing fleet which holds races on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. The Club’s position within the Thousand Islands makes it an ideal location for cruising in both sail boats and power boats. To promote sailing and help novice sailors safely enter the boating fraternity, BYC offers summer sailing schools for both young sailors and adults as well as an introduction to cruising program.
BYC is located in the 1905 building of what initially was the Shirreff Manufacturing Company. The building was acquired by the membership in 1971. Over the past 40 years, both the land and water facilities of the club have undergone a number of improvements. The vast majority of these improvements and changes have been designed and implemented by the club membership. This truly is “the club the members built” and continue to build.
Looking for a place to dock your boat?
BYC is a private club for sailing and boating enthusiasts. Dock slips are for members at the full voting level. There is a wait list for dock slips that is currently 4-5 years. Depending on the vessel size, the wait time may be longer. The Club has lots to offer while waiting for a dock slip which you can read about on this website.
The Club's harbour is not a marina and there are no transient dock slips. Only members of reciprocal yacht clubs may overnight with proof of membership (see the reciprocals page for details).
All public health measures for businesses have been lifted at this time including mask use requirements. Although the situation is improving, COVID-19 is still circulating in the community so it is recommended to remain careful and so we respect the right of members and staff to continue to wear masks if they wish.