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Visiting/Reciprocal Yachts Program

QCYC will start accepting visiting yachts from reciprocal yacht clubs when the City of Toronto is in the Government of Ontario's Reopening Step 2 or Friday, July 2, 2021, whichever is later. This assumes that QCYC has space for the specific visiting yacht. Any COVID-19 restrictions and procedures that apply to QCYC members will apply to the crews of visiting yachts.

For details on Queen City Yacht Club's the policices and practices for visiting/reciprocal yachts and for other yacht clubs on Lake Ontario, see the Lake Ontario Club Cruising Association (LOCCA) web site.


Club Cruises for 2021:

If you are new to cruising, a club reciprocal cruise is the best introduction to more ways to have fun on your boat.

Two cruises have been confirmed for 2021 ! 

Saturday July 17 - Sunday July 18 - Oakville Yacht Squadron (OYS)

Cruise Co-ordinators:  Peter and Moya Ashby, RESOLUTE

The Oakville Yacht Squadron has always had a friendly relaxed atmosphere, just like QCYC. Oakville is just 17 nautical miles from Toronto which makes for an unhurried sail and a suitable trip for new cruisers and those with kids.  The club is on the left as you move up the river.  There are communal barbeques so we can have a group dinner. Bring some nibbles to share and your favorite food to BBQ.  The club brings the wine. If you forgot something there is a large Fortinos just 4 blocks away. There are, of course, plenty of restaurants just up on the main street if it happens to be a special occasion. On both sides of the river, there are lovely walks beside the lake and through tree-lined streets with historic homes. Take in the little museum’s collection of old sewing machines and typewriters.

Sunday morning, join your friends for breakfast at Mo’s Kitchen (just up east on Lakeshore).  Check Mo’s kid’s menu on their website. Anyone for Eggs Florentine?

There could be a limit of 10 boats. Sign up early!

For more details email or call Peter and Moya Ashby

(peterandmoya@yahoo.ca) or 416-421-0308

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Saturday July 31 - Monday August 2 (Civic Holiday Weekend) - Royal Hamilton Yacht Club

Cruise Co-ordinator: Paul Lehal, FRITHA

A destination not to be missed! An enjoyable distance sail, with the added twist of a lift bridge followed by the sights and sounds of Hamilton Harbour. Once you arrive, cool off in their pool or poolside with a drink. Popular with QCYC members so sign up early!

Sail to the west end of Lake Ontario to the canal into Hamilton Harbour ... visible from miles away as it is directly under the Burlington Skyway bridge. The lift bridge normally operates on a fixed schedule, every half hour. Should this be different in 2021, this site will be updated with the correct information. The bridge monitors channel 16. You must proceed through the bridge under power.

Once inside the harbour, sail west, 3.2 nautical miles and turn south to sail through the break wall. (GPS coordinates N43 16.496, W79 51.851).

We will meet on Saturday for a BBQ dinner and refreshments. They have a great setup with BBQs readily available.

Currently limited to 10 boats, though this is expected to increase as we get closer to the date. 

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For more details contact Paul Lehal (plehal@yahoo.com

Look forward to seeing you in Hamilton!