Welcome to the Lakeshore Yacht Club Fleet Landing Page
Lakeshore Yacht Club has an active Club Reciprocal Cruising and Club Racing Program that runs May through September
each year. While COVID derailed our social, cruising and racing programs in 2020 and 2021 we are very much looking
forward to a return to our pre-COVID activity levels in 2022.
Most of the Fleet web pages are restricted to LSYC Membership only access. Please sign in to your member account to get
full access to fleet activities and resources within the member side of our website.
For guests visiting our site, welcome to Lakeshore Yacht Club.
An overview of our Fleet Programs follows:
Our Cruising Team works throughout the off-season collaborating with other yacht clubs around Lake Ontario to lock
in dates for club cruises made possible by the each participating club attending the other using the docks vacated by the members of each club. This is a great way to visit destinations around the lake and share in their hospitality. LSYC Cruises typically have games and socials in the evenings as well as plenty of time to visit the sights and amenities unique to the vicinity of each cruise destination.
Weeknight Club Racing Program
A dedicated group of volunteers provides our race committee services to support our weeknight club racing program. Racing takes place every Wednesday evening from May through September. Our race course is set up just off the entrance to the
LSYC basin and consists of a series of strategically preset race marks. Each race event the race committee uses a select series
of the pre-set marks to set the unique race course for the race taking weather, sea conditions, wind direction and strength into consideration to yield a challenging race course requiring every point of sail that can typically be sailed within sixty to ninety minutes. The season is divided into three separate Series; Spring, Summer and Fall. The Spring and Summer Series consist of seven races each and the Fall Series is shortened to six races. All sailboat racing is conducted under the Racing Rules of
Sailing using the PHRF-LO Rating System. Similar rated boats competing in either Non Flying Sails (white sail) or Flying Sail (spinnaker) Divisions are grouped together at time of registration. A post-race social and BBQ is hosted on the club patio
where many stories of the nights racing activities are shared with fellow racers all in good fun and camaraderie.
Weekend Club Racing Program
LSYC also hosts numerous club racing event on the weekends between May and October each year. Nine point-to-point distance races collectively determines the Overall Distance Series Champion each year. In addition, there are two-day events, some within the Distance Series as well as two day stand-alone events including Founders Cup Series in September.
Racing sailboats requires a crew of several people, the larger the boat the more crew typically required. Depending on the division the owner intends to compete in along with the number of sail changes involved during the race determines the number of crew required. LSYC runs a Crew Bank where both the boat owner seeking crew can post and individuals seeking
to race on a boat can post and collaborate thereafter to find a good fit for the crew team. This is a great way to get involved, meet new people and get out on the water and experience sailboat racing. Visit the Crew Bank link accessible from the Fleet drop down to create a post.
Fleet Contact Information
Should you have any questions regarding the Fleet Program at LSYC please feel free to contact the Fleet Captain at firstname.lastname@example.org