Cruising Information

2023 RHYC Cruising

Tired of trying to book slips at fellow yacht clubs?

Want to spend time with other sailors and power boaters? 

Then the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club’s weekend cruising program is right for you!

Club cruises are scheduled exchanges between two clubs. We use their slips and amenities and they use ours. It begins in the morning when groups of boats leave each club and journey across the lake, and we wave to the passing cruisers as we set off for another adventure. Our first night usually involves a potluck BBQ with games, and if the reciprocal club has a band performing that night there may even be some dancing. Multi-night cruises are typically organized at clubs with restaurants and reservations are made for those who would like to participate.

Club cruises are a great way for newer and experienced RHYC members to meet and connect in a fun and social atmosphere. For newer boaters, it is a fantastic way to find those sea legs and gain experience with safety in numbers. Buddy boats can even be organized to alleviate the stress of the journey and docking.
Explore new places and meet new people. Bicycle the Toronto Islands (check out the nude beach at Hanlan’s Point), visit the Humber Bay Shores Farmers’ Market, watch Fido splash around the pets-only beach at Fifty Point, explore Harbourfront, and even play tennis at the Oakville Club.

Join the Club! The RHYC Cruising Club!

Warning: Adverse effects due to cruising may include laughter, wind-blown hair, sleeping in confined spaces, fun, socializing, and possible alcohol consumption.


Golden Horseshoe Yacht Racing Association
GHYRA is a five-day regatta during the Canada Day holiday week, with social activities and racing for both serious and recreational racers and cruisers. 

Canada Day Week - Multiple Locations

July 2 /3 - 7 - 4/5 Nights

Fifty Point Yacht Club 


June 10 & 11 - 1 night

Registration Opens

RSVP by June 5

Oakville Club 

14 NM

Civic Long Weekend

August 5, 6 & 7 -  2 nights

Registration Opens 

RSVP by July 31

National Yacht Club 

30 NM

June 16, 17 & 18 - 2 nights

Registration Opens

RSVP by June 5

Royal Canadian Yacht Club

33 NM

August 18, 19 & 20 - 2 nights

Registration Opens

RSVP by August 14

Mimico Cruising Club 

27 NM

Canada Day Weekend

July 1, 2 & 3 - 2 nights

Registration Opens

RSVP by June 26

Royal Hamilton Yacht Club

Labour Day Weekend

Beach Bash

Registration Opens

RSVP by August 28


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