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Visiting/Reciprocal Yachts Program

QCYC will be accepting visiting yachts from reciprocal yacht clubs this year unless circumstances change. 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 polices 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 2022:

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

Friday July 1 - Sunday July 3 -  Whitby Yacht Club (WYC)

Cruise Co-ordinators:  Keith and Madeleine Aldridge, ELAN

Join our cruise to Whitby Yacht Club (www.wyc.ca) on the weekend of July 1-3, 2022. Signup opens on Friday, June 17 at 12:00 am.

With Canada Day falling on a Friday, this will be our first big cruise of 2022. Whitby is a great location with wonderful walking on the Waterfront Trail.We will meet on Saturday for a BBQ dinner and refreshments. They have a great new setup with BBQs readily available.

From Tina Reid, cruise coordinator at WYC:

For food service, WYC now has The Garage Guy BBQ serving at the WYC, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 5-9 pm.

As for restaurants nearby, there is a plaza just up Gordon St, easy walking distance, which has The Royal Oak pub, and several chain restaurants such as Tim Hortons, Subway, Gino’s Pizza, Eggsmart, Booster Juice,  and a new burrito restaurant; also home to  a bank, pharmacy, pet store, Metro and LCBO. There’s a Boston Pizza in the Iroquois Park hockey facility.

If you are interested in going further north on Brock Street, there is a Kelseys and Swiss Chalet (they deliver to our club) east on Consumer’s(near 401 entrance); and even further east there is the Landmark plaza, with several restaurants- my favourites are Smash Kitchen and Makimono Sushi.

Further north on Brock St, at the “four corners” you will find many more restaurants.  My faves include The Vault, and Tuscan Wolf. Deep in Whitby there is another favourite named Hot Rocks, and there’s even more in Brooklin, but they are quite the drive or uber.

For more details email or call Keith or Madeleine (keith@yorku.ca) or 416-399-0124

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Saturday July 16 - Sunday July 17 - Oakville Yacht Squadron (OYS)

Cruise Co-ordinators: Andrew Good and Gwenn Rayner, TAPAS

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.

We will meet on Saturday for a BBQ dinner and refreshments.

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 may be a limit of 21 boats. Sign up early!

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For more details email or call Andrew (agood2@live.com) or 416-879-4294 -or- Gwenn (gwennr@hotmail.com

Saturday August 27 - Sunday August 28 - Bluffer's Park Yacht Club (BPYC)

Cruise Co-ordinator: Paul Lehal, FRITHA

Bluffers Park Yacht Club: Looking for a short distance, one night getaway to a fun filled beach destination? Well, look no further. Bluffers Park is the perfect destination for you! 

More details to follow.

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


Saturday September 3 - Monday September 5 LABOUR DAY Niagara-On-The-Lake (NOLSC)

Sail across the lake to beautiful Niagara on the Lake Sailing Club. https://niagaraonthelakesailingclub.com/

There is no co-ordinator for this cruise so unless we have a volunteer, there will be no club social BBQ.

Click here for more details and to register.


Saturday September 17 - Sunday September 18 - Cathedral Bluffs Yacht Club (CBYC)

Cruise Co-ordinators: Brad and Arlene Hearn, LICENSE TO CHILL  

The Cruising season is not over yet!   Join your fellow QCYC members on another cruise to the Bluffers Park basin.  This time to the Cathedral Bluffs Yacht Club.

Cathedral Bluffs Yacht Club enjoys its own paradise island in the well sheltered harbour and is a short cruise from QCYC, perfect for a late season visit.  After completing the dog leg in the harbour entrance, turn hard to starboard and head for the eastern end of the basin.

The club has a great restaurant with a wrap around balcony overlooking the lake and the bluffs.

And we’ll have our usual QCYC Cruiser get together Saturday night at their visitor tent which includes a dedicated BBQ.

For more details email or call Brad (bjhearn@yahoo.com) or Arlene (arlenehearn2@gmail.com)

Click here for more details and to register.

Look forward to seeing you!