Ashbridge''s Bay Yacht Club

ABYC is a private, working sailing club located in Ashbridge''s Bay on Lake Ontario, at the foot of Coxwell Avenue in Toronto, Ontario. We welcome sailors from all walks of life, from their pre-teens to their nineties.

ABYC was formed in 1932. We have very active racing and cruising programs as well as an excellent sailing school for children and adults. We have a fixed mark course on Lake Ontario for organized racing on Tuesday and Thursday evenings during sailing season for both PHRF fleets (JAM and spinnaker) and one-design fleets. Wednesday evenings are devoted to dinghy racing. We also host and support local, national, and international regettas and sponsor weekend cruises to various other clubs on the Lake with which we enjoy reciprocal privileges.

We offer membership of various types. Senior members are entitled to have a boat at ABYC and have full membership privileges. Intermediate members and Dinghy members may store trailered boats and dinghies respectively. Associate members are entitled to use club facilities and may crew for senior members and participate in the ABYC Co-operative Sailing Program. Junior members may use Club facilities and may store a dinghy.

ABYC firmly believes that racing is the life-blood of a yacht club, and we encourage any member who has not raced before to consider becoming involved in this aspect of sailing.

Racing...The PHRF rating system is used for most Club races. ABYC also has a number of one-design fleets that do not require handicapping, but except for these, skippers will need an up-to-date rating certificate to be able to compete. Forms and instructions are available just outside the Club office, and additional information is available from the Club handicapper.

Members who have not raced before can learn first by crewing on another boat to get the hang of things. In order to access the "Crew Bank" page. Those members who are interested in ongoing Race Committee work, or would like to help on the committee boat, should talk with the Rear Commodore.

Club Contact Details

Name Ashbridge''s Bay Yacht Club
Address 30 Ashbridge''s Bay Park Road
Town/City Toronto
County Ontario
Postcode M4L 3W6
Telephone 416-698-4498