Club Information


In 1978 a group of boaters approached the City of Scarborough with the idea of starting a non-profit, self-help club that would cater for both power and sail boats. The self help theme has been maintained throughout the development of the club, from building and maintaining the docks, to the landscaping and even the design of the clubhouse.

For members, fun and friendship reign supreme with a full calendar of social events. Our racing activities are enthusiastically supported with a number of skippers achieving remarkable success. On a more serious note, our Cruising and Racing Committees organize seminars on a range of topics. We don't forget the cruisers either ... each season we organize interesting, fun filled weekend cruises to locations on Lake Ontario.

With one of the most impressive clubhouses on the Lake, first class docking facilities, beautiful landscaping, extensive winter boat storage and free parking, CBYC offers its members true value for their investment.

The all-inclusive annual fee for an Active Senior Member includes a single slip on one of 11 docks assigned based on boat size.  We have over 200 slips. Many are restricted to boats with maximum beam of 11 ft 6 in. and 36 ft. length overall.  We do have a limited number of slips for boats up to 50 ft. which are assigned based on  seniority  when they become available. We just accept applications for vessels with monohull designs.

Slips are fully serviced with 30 amp power and fresh water and patio decks with picnic tables and BBQ's at each dock. Parking is conveniently located at the head of each dock. Included in the annual fee is haul out, power bottom wash, winter storage, launch and free use of the mast crane and pump out facilities.

Our Clubhouse is a source of pride to the members. Its facilities include washrooms, showers, a laundry room and our sailors lounge and library on the ground floor. The entire upper floor is a bar and dining area with picture windows giving terrific views in all directions. Our concessionaire provides year round wining and dining. The lounge area has a 360 degree fireplace for cozy winter afternoons and evenings. Glass doors open on to a dining deck with a great view of the lake. To assist the concessionaire in maintaining an acceptable level of service year round, members are required to purchase a minimum house account as noted in the fee schedule.

Self help has been a key principle in the building and maintenance of our club. Each Active Senior member is asked to contribute 20 work hours on current club projects. Hours can be earned providing manual skills on projects or serving on one of the club committees. It's easy and fun to complete the hours requirement and many members contribute far more than the minimum hours each year.

Administration of the Club is through the Board of Directors elected by the membership each fall at the Annual General Meeting. The Club operating committees report to the Board. To keep members abreast of affairs other General Meetings and a Budget Meeting are held during the year.

"Masthead" is our newsletter, published at least four times a year and sent to each member, even the snowbirds down south. It provides updates and an ongoing calendar of events and supplements the Members section of the website. Members also receive reminders by email of key events and dates and notification of jobs that need to be completed.

There are social activities throughout the year as well as an active Racing and Cruising program. Please check the respective web pages as well as the Membership Info page for information on how to join our great club.

We welcome you to CBYC. Come and visit us, tour our facilities, enjoy the terrific views and great scenery. You will see why we are so proud of the club.