The Club the members built
The Brockville Yacht Club has a rich history of promoting racing and recreational boating in the Brockville and Eastern Ontario region and can trace this interest in recreational boating back to 1945.
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 sailers safely enter the boating fraternity, BYC offers summer sailing schools for both young sailors and adults as well as an introduction to cruising programme.
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.