Britannia Yacht Club

Ottawa, Ontario Canada

BYCClubHouse crp3The Britannia Yacht Club (BYC) has enthusiastic members and experienced staff who appreciate the value of hosting major events and have the experience to pull them off. Our location on Lac Deschenes in Ottawa provides top-notch club amenities and access to the Nation’s Capital.

Incorporated in 1887, the Britannia Yacht Club is among the oldest yacht clubs in Canada. The mission of the BYC is to encourage and enhance the sport of sailing among members and within the community. Home to almost 1,000 members the BYC is proud to offer instructional programs and on-water activities for all ages, with our “Learn to Sail” program and active racing schedule.

opti image1BYC is committed to the role Optis play in developing confidence, sailing skills and sportsmanship as demonstrated by our strong Opti Race Team program. The club and our membership will deliver a national championship that draws young athletes from across the country and provides opti sailors from this region an opportunity to experience a national-level regatta.

In recent years BYC has hosted:


Laser Master Inland Championship - 2018
Canadian Women’s Keelboat Championship - 2016
50th Shark World Championship - 2015
Canadian Shark Championship - 2014
Y-flyer Canadian Championship - 2013
CMWA Championship - 2011
Y-flyer Canadian Championship - 2009

BYC is proud to continue to help grow the sport by hosting the 2019 Canadian Optimist Championship.

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