The Beaumaris Yacht Club

The Club of today has its roots in the early 1900''s. The Beaumaris Golf and Tennis Association was formed in 1911 by local cottagers (mostly from Pennsylvania at the time) to lease a 5-hole golf course and tennis courts from the nearby Beaumaris Hotel. A new clubhouse was built in 1912, and the golf course was expanded to 9 holes. New tennis courts were completed in 1916, and by 1919, the golf course had expanded to 18 holes.

At about the same time, the Beaumaris Yacht Club got its start. Originally founded (in about 1912) by US Congressman James Francis Burke, it operated as a sailing club until 1921. The BYC''s present building was purchased in 1921, and the Club became a centre for social activities for the surrounding summer community.

Despite ups and downs resulting from changes in ownership, two world wars, and the Great Depression, the two "clubs" were consolidated in 1946, and today, the Beaumaris Yacht Club offers its membership a variety of activities including golf, tennis, weekly sailing races, and social entertainment. In addition to top-notch golf and tennis teaching professionals, the Club staff also provides instruction in sailing, swimming, and lifesaving.

Club Contact Details

Name The Beaumaris Yacht Club
Address 1197 Beaumaris Road
Town/City Beaumaris
County Ontario
Postcode P0B 1B0
Telephone (705) 764-1116
Email byc@bellnet.ca
Website http://www.beaumaris.org/

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