Sailing boat

Upcoming Cruises

Interested in joining other Cruising Enthusiasts?

The RHYC Cruisers consist of members, most of who are boat owners of cruising sail and power boats of all classes.
If you're a new or existing member of the Club and would like to join a welcoming group, or if you would be interested in helping to organize a cruising event, contact Rick and Debbie McQuin via the Club Manager, Cruising Chairpersons for 2017. They will answer any questions that you may have and would be pleased to introduce you to cruising sailors or have a member accompany you on your first cruise and introduce you to a very welcoming group.

RHYC Reciprocal Cruises for 2017

Click on the cruise you are interested in to register

June 17th to June 18th
Oakville Yacht Squadron

July 1st to July 3rd
National Yacht Club

July 15 to July 16th
Fifty Point Yacht Club


August 5th to August 7th
Etobicoke Yacht Club

Sept 2nd to Sept 4th
Mimico Cruising Club


Recent Cruising Destinations

The RHYC cruising group arranges a number of cruises per season. Recently they have visited Niagara-on-the-Lake (great destination for Niagara Peninsula, Niagara Falls and Wine Country), Oakville (Old Oakville provides a relaxing walking destination with great restaurants), Port Dalhousie (close to the Henley Regatta Course and refurbished water front restaurant district), Fifty Point (a marina set in a Halton Conservation Authority Area), Toronto (several clubs offer reciprocity and make this a great City destination for theatre and much more) and many others. Going with the cruising group makes an overnight cruise that much more enjoyable, not to mention the wine and cheese parties we host to meet new friends and chat about sailing and all things nautical.

The Cruising Enthusiasts consists of Members of the Club who are interested in organizing cruising activities throughout the year (In the winter months some members have organized cruises to meet in the BVI and destinations offshore). Other events such as The Easter Seals Regatta provide members with an opportunity to support the community and provide an enjoyable sail around Hamilton Bay and create a special day for children. It's a great way to be involved in the club, cruising and creating community spirit.

RHYC Cruising Objectives are to provide:

  • Cruising programme activities and events for owners of cruising sail and power boats;
  • Local insight and applied knowledge of The Great Lakes, its harbours, marinas and reciprocal destination facilities for cruising sailors; 
  • Coordinated communications for cruising sailors in Club events and affairs; 
  • Recognition of Cruising Members achievements in special sailing activities.

Further Information on reciprocal cruises planned for 2017 see the club notice board.

Power and Sail cruisers are welcome. For these events RHYC cruisers trade slips with the visiting reciprocal club so everyone is guaranteed a slip when you arrive. Each Cruise has a Cruise Captain that will plan a social event, but there is also lots of opportunity for exploring the reciprocal club and use of their facilities.

The sign-up sheets for each cruise are posted on the club notice board. There will be a maximum number of boats noted on each sign-up sheet - so sign up early.

For any questions, please call Rick or Debbie McQuin at 905-648-3966 or call the Cruise Captain for the cruise you are interested in.

For more information on cruising events at RHYC please email cruising@rhyc.ca.
For a list of Reciprocal yacht clubs go to our reciprocal page.

Free NOAA Charts

Booklet Charts

NOAA has a product, booklet charts, that are free and downloadable. NOAA's new official BookletCharts cover the 95,000 miles of U.S. coastline and the Great Lakes. The BookletCharts contain most of the information found on NOAA's full-scale nautical charts, but it is presented as reduced-scale.

Coast Survey has now moved the BookletCharts from experimental stage into official production. Nearly a thousand newly updated BookletCharts are available free on the Web.

While BookletCharts are great for recreational use, they do not fulfill chart carriage requirements for regulated commercial vessels under Titles 33 and 46 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

Please pass these on to anyone who might benefit from the information.