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BYC Race Courses

May 21, 2016

CAP LETTERS -RED ROUND TO PORT, lower case- green round to starboard

Wind Flag Flying Sail White Sail
SW-W 1.    signal_flag_1 DACDAC DEACGC
S-SW-W 2.   signal_flag_2 EIFCECDc SAME
SW-W 3.    signal_flag_3 DACEIGCDC


SW-LIGHT 4.  international-maritime-signal-flag-4-clip-art_t ECDCDC DECDC
NE-E 5.    signal_flag_5 adcadc agcgec
E 6.    signal_flag_6 fgecaC SAME


NE-E 7.    7 agdcadC afgcgC
NE-E LIGHT 8.    signal_flag_8 acgC afgC
N 9.    signal_flag_9 afgcgC SAME
N-NW 0.    signal flag 0 DEcgcgC SAME
VERY LIGHT SW-W   Q. international-maritime-signal-flag-quebec-clip-art DCDCDC SAME
??? L.      -signal-flag-letter-l-lima Come within hail, course to be posted on board



VHF Radios for RC

May 21, 2016

A pair of VHF floating handheld radios has been purchased for use by the Race Committee.

The Race Committee will monitor channel 16. In the event of a serious incident requiring the assistance of the RC, boats should hail using the following protocol:

Boat X: “Race Committee, Race Committee, Race Committee, this is Boat X. Come in please. Over.(pause for response and repeat as necessary)

RC: Boat X this is Race Committee. Go ahead. Over.

Boat X: Race Committee {describe incident, location and indicate assistance needed} Over.

RC: {Acknowledge incident} Crash boat is being dispatched. Over.

Boat X: Acknowledged. Boat X standing by on channel 16.

Crash: RC, RC, RC, this is Crash. Come in please. Over

RC: Crash this is RC, go ahead. Over

Crash: {report on status} Over.

When all is said and done

RC: RC standing by on Channel 16. Out.

Crash: Crash Out.

Boat X: Boat X Out.

Welcome to the Brockville Sailing School 2018

March 1, 2013

Our sailing school is continuing to grow. Last year we had a great enrolment with well over 100 sailors enrolled  in the youth sailing program. Many of  the  four sailing sessions were completely full, thus I encourage you to get your registration in early!  We introduced some new sailboats to the program last year and are fortunate enough to add a couple of new boats again for this upcoming season. The addition of new boats will allow us to continue to offer the premiere sailing program while advancing towards the future.

We look forward to another great year as the instructors are anxious to meet all the new and returning students. Heres to blue skies and steady winds!

Register at this link – Sailing School Registration

Stay tuned!

Brockville Sailing School Contact info

January 15, 2013

Sailing School Administrator

613-340-4189   (Only active from July through Aug)

The email address below is monitored all year and check several time a week.

Terry Gardiner

Quick Registration Form – Register for Sailing School 2018

January 13, 2013

NEW Adult Sailing School 5 Week session  $400

A new program for adults.   Sessions run Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30pm to 7:30pm, July 1th to August 16th.

NEW Wet Feet program for sailors 6 to 9 years old One Week sessions  $250

A new program for young sailors.   Students will sail in small “Optimist” dinghies.  They learn balance, seamanship, parts of the boat, steering and other sailing skills.   They spend lots of time on the water.   Games and fun activities are incorporated into the day. 



If you have more than one child to register add the details into the notes – name, level, date, etc.

Cancellation Policy:

  1. No refunds after session start date.
  2. Full refund if cancellation is prior to 30 days of session start date.
  3. $100 fee for cancellations 30 days or less prior to session start date.

A full confirmation package will be emailed with further information and documents regarding the course. This will general be emailed within a few days of registering.

Dinghy Racing — New

August 30, 2010

Dinghy racing will be held every Wed night with a gathering at 5:30pm at the club with racing to follow shortly afterward.  If you do not have a dinghy, the club dinghy’s are available to members  so please feel free to participate. All are welcome, if you know of others whom may be interested please spread the word. Non club members are welcome to try out racing for up to 3 races and then can join and enjoy the privileges of the club.

“Let gets our Race on”

Shawn Reid

Small boat committee

May 22, 2009

A new small boat committee has been formed to take care of the yacht club tenders. Members of this committee are as follows:

Keith Wilcox, Steve Duffy, Ernie Neufeld, Norm Farrow and Shawn Reid.

A key box and sign out sheet has been mounted in the area of the harbour lockers.

I would like to thank the committee for all the work they have put into this project.

Thank You

Shawn Reid

Fleet Captain

Revised BYC Club By-laws available

April 7, 2009

The new club by-laws are available from the download page, or by visiting