September 16, 2021

Dear Members,

As you know, restrictions have changed as per the Government of Ontario with proof of vaccinations required in certain settings starting September 22nd.

For the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club specifically, this will apply to our indoor food and beverage services and future indoor functions. Currently, restrictions do not apply to outdoor gatherings or use of patio. You can see a full list of where it applies by clicking HERE.

As a result, beginning Wednesday September 22nd, 2021, The Royal Hamilton Yacht Club will require proof of full vaccination, plus 14 days, for each member or guest over 12 years of age who wishes to utilize the food and beverage services indoors and future indoor functions. This will not include coming inside to pay for your order or use the washroom facilities. Masks must continue to be worn when you are not seated at your table inside or outside. Finally, all members and guests will continue to complete passive screening upon arrival to the property where entrance to RHYC assumes that you and any guests:

  • Have not been out of the country in the past 14 days (or show proof of negative test)
  • Are not exhibiting any signs or symptoms of Covid-19
  • Have not been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for Covid-19
  • Will advise the Club of any future positive Covid-19 test results and will self-isolate

On August 18, 2021 the Board of Directors approved a policy which mandates all staff to be fully vaccinated to be employed at RHYC.

The province is developing an app that will be ready in late October, so in the meantime we ask that you download copies of your vaccination receipt and save to your phone or print paper copies and carry them with you.

If you need a copy of your vaccination receipts, they can be found by clicking HERE where you will need your health card information to access your vaccination record. To be clear, RHYC will not be retaining personal health information and will simply be viewing proof of vaccination. 

As always, our priorities remain the same to keep all members, staff and guests at our Club safe. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding in this matter and if you have any questions or comments please get in touch.


905-528-8464 x 221



Monday August 16th, 2021

Club has been approved for reopened by Public Health, and will be operational during regular business hours as of today. Please be mindful that at this time that some services may be unavailable or limited until all staff are cleared to return to work. 

Thank you for your understanding, 

RHYC Management

Friday August 13th, 2021

Dear Members, 

Unfortunately one of our staff has tested positive for the COVID-19 Virus. We are in touch with Public Health, following their protocol and have shut the Club down for business until further notice. Please check back for details as we navigate through next steps. 

Thank you for your understanding during this time. 

 Step Three in the Reopening plan effective, today,  Friday, July 16, 2021.

Ontario Sailing has been able to review the amended Regulation 364/20 Rules for Areas in Step 3.

As most restrictions were lifted at Step 2, there are not many items that impact sailing clubs at this step. In addition to Step 2, here are some highlights and clarifications of current restrictions in the new Regulations:

  • Indoor club houses can now be open with a capacity limit of 50% of your regular capacity (taken from Fire Code Capacity) and ensuring that people can maintain a 2m physical distance. Masks are required indoors.
  • Outdoor capacity is limited to 75% of your regular capacity to allow for distancing.
  • You are not required to maintain 2m while in sport and games and can temporarily remove masks while engaging in athletic or fitness activity. Indoors has now been added to this.
  • Organized public events and/or social gatherings held on site under Step 3 will be limited to 75% of your capacity outdoors and 50% capacity of your clubhouse area if going to be held indoors.
  • Spectators are permitted with a maximum of 75% capacity in a designated spectator seating to a maximum of 15,000 or in a non-designated area to ensure space for 2m distancing to a maximum of 5,000 people. Outdoor spectators are required to wear masks unless they are maintaining a 2m distance from people outside their household; masks can be removed for consumption of food/drink. (Wearing masks as spectators outdoors is a new restriction due to volume of people)


Your requirements as an organization to maintain your safety plan, screening and gathering contact information and other overarching requirements all remain in place. Also note that if you rent space for meetings or events or provide food and beverage services, other Regulations impact those areas.


Note: Day Camps are required to continue to follow the Ministry of Health guidelines, however the Regulations do permit that day camp participants do not need to wear masks indoors. Last week, we were advised that new Day Camp Guidelines would be coming shortly. As soon as they are posted, we will share that information. Continue to work with your local Public Health unit.


If you have any questions about the Regulations surrounding COVID, please do not hesitate to reach out to Lisa Roddie ( or Glenn Lethbridge (


Stay Safe and Enjoy the Summer!


Please Note: Ontario Sailing does not set any COVID-19-related regulations or restrictions regarding your activities. We are sharing publicly available information regarding Provincial laws. Each organization’s board is responsible for understanding your legal situation, managing your risk, making decisions on how to proceed, and managing any consequences; Ontario Sailing takes no responsibility for your reliance on the information we provide in our COVID-19-related communications.

June 11, 2021 |Stage 1 of Ontario Re-Open Plan|

Now that we have entered Stage 1 of Ontario's Re-Open plan, we are able to enjoy patio dining again! We have set up outdoor dining in accordance with Ontario regulations, so we ask that you do not move any tables or chairs, and that you follow protocol of no more than 4 persons per table. Indoor dining at this stage is still prohibited, but you may enter the Clubhouse so long as you are wearing a face covering. Due to limited seating outdoors, dining will be first come first serve basis only - no reservations. We ask that if you are only coming for beverages that we utilize the lawn seating, leaving tables for those who wish to dine. 

Take out is still available by phone, Clubhouse Online, Uber Eats or Skip the Dishes. 

May 15, 2021

We have been cleared to reopen by Ontario Public Health. We will be operating during regular business hours as of Saturday May 15th. In addition, we will be continuing to operate for takeout and grocery for the remainder of the stay at home order extension to June 2nd. 

We want to thak you for your continued support and look forward to serving you. 

May 12, 2021

We regret to inform our members that we will be closed as of May 12, 2021, as a precaution to give our staff time to isolate and get tested. Our Club and staff have come into contact with a positive COVID-19 case, and we will be taking this time to ensure the safety of our members and staff. The Club will be deep cleaned, and once we can assure that our staff are cleared to come back to work following the Ontario Health Guidelines, we will reopen.

We apologize about any inconvenience during this time. Please check your email for further updates.

Thank you, 
- RHYC Management

April 1st, 2021

Doug Ford has annouced today that Ontario will be subjected to a Provincial wide Lockdown starting on Saturday April 3rd, 2021 and lasting 28 days. During this time, indoor and outdoor dining will be prohibited. Takeout will be available during regular business hours. Members who are working on their boats, groupings will be limited to 5 persons, where social distancing will apply. Masks are mandatory to be worn inside and encouraged to be worn outside in close contact situations. 

Online ordering will be available through Clubhouse Online/App and also through Skip the Dishes. You may also place takeout orders by contacting us at extension 224. 

In addition, starting on Wednesday April 7th, we will be open at 12:00PM on Wednesdays. 

We thank you for your continued support during this time.

March 27, 2021

As of midnight on Monday March 29th, 2021, Hamilton will be re-entering the Grey (Lockdown) Zone. Indoor dining, events, and meetings at this level will be prohibited, but outdoor dining will be available. 

Outdoor dining will be limited to no more than 4 persons per table/fire pit. All tables will be set up to maintain a two meter distance, and will not be able to be moved or modified for dining. Masks will be required for anyone entering the facility and any setting on the property where a two meter distance is not possible. 

Reservations will still be accepted.

We thank you for your continued support and understanding.


March 20, 2021

As of midnight on March 20th, 2021 Red Zone Occupied Regions will be allotted to increase indoor dining capacity to 50%, and up to 50 patrons inside. As this is a positive step forward, we are unable to respond this quickly to the increase. 

We are in the process of hiring our 2021 Management team, and will move as quickly as possible to open the restaurant to the maximum capacity for indoor dining. 

In the meantime, beginning Wednesday March 24th, we will be increasing our indoor capacity to 16 persons indoors per time slot. Each time slot will continue to be 90 minutes, and patrons will still be restricted to only 4 persons per table. Outdoor dining is still permitted, with a restriction to no more than 4 persons per table/fire pit. We will steadily increase capacity over the next few weeks.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we open for the season. We are looking forward to serving you!

Please call the dining room to reserve tables at 905-528-8464 ex.224.


February 12, 2021

As of Tuesday February 16th, Hamilton will be re-entering the Red Zone. This means we will once again be opening up indoor dining services to a maximum of 10 persons, and outdoor to a maximum of 25 persons, with a table or grouping capacity of 4 persons. Masks are mandatory to be worn inside at all time with the exception of when eating or drinking. Masks are also encouraged for outdoor gathering when social distancing is not possible. 

Dining reservations are now open to book. Time slots are 90 minutes for dining, where you will be notified 20 minutes prior to your reservation end. Please be courteous to other members and do not book back-to-back time slots, you will be permitted to stay if there is room in the following time slot. Please also come prepared to order so we can ensure a timely delivery of your food and a smooth transition to our next dining time slot. 

Thank you in advance for your cooperation!


January 13, 2021

On Thursday January 14th Hamilton will be entering the "Stay at Home Order" outlined by the Governent of Ontario. RHYC will be staying open during this time for takeout, gorcery servcies and alcohol sales. Service indoors and outdoors will be prohibited. Members will be alotted to be on the grounds to check on their boats, with no more than 5 persons in any given grouping. Masks are mandatory in all public and indoor spaces, and encouraged in a close contact outdoor settings. 

Stay Safe!

December 20, 2020

On Monday December 21st we will be going into Lockdown across Hamilton. RHYC wiill be staying open during this time for takeout only, including takeout alcohol. Service indoors and outdoors will be prohibited. Members will be allowed to check on thier boats on the grounds. 

Groceries will be available starting after Christmas on January 6th (first deadline of 2021 will be at 10:00AM on the 6th for orders with pickup on Friday the 8th).

Wishing everyone a safe and Happy Christmas & New Year!

September 18, 2020

Inside dining is now available. We ask that you do not move any tables or chais as they have been set up in accordance with the Hamilton Health Department. Masks will still be mandatory when socializing and walking through the Clubhouse. You are only permitted to take off your mask when you are seated at a table for food and beverage service. Hanging heaters have been set up outside as well to help extend our patio season. 

We appeciate your patients and cooperation as we work through this time. 

July 20, 2020

Please be advised that in accordance with the Hamilton By-Law passed masks will be mandatory when entering the Clubhouse and in social areas on the gounds. "All persons entering or remaining in these premises shall wear face covering which covers the nose, mouth and chin as required under City of Hamilton By-Law No.20-155 (unless exempt). Please also respect the rights of those persons who are exempt from the requirement to wear a face covering in accordance with this By-Law." 

This is applicable to anyone who is congregating with those outside of your immediate bubble. Exceptions will only be made for dining purposes while seated, or of course while swimming. Social distancing is still expected.

Members who bring guests will be expected to inform their guests of these regulations prior to entering the Clubhouse. We also expect all guests of the Club to sign in at the bar before dining. 

We appreciate your cooperation as we understand this is an adjustment for all. 

Thank you for helping to keep our staff and our members safe!

June 25, 2020

Dear Members,

As of June 29th we will be expanding our service and hours of operation.

·         Monday 12pm – 8pm

·         Tuesday 12pm – 9pm

·         Wednesday 12pm – 8pm

·         Thursday 12pm – 9pm

·         Friday 12pm – 8pm

·         Saturday 12pm – 8pm

·         Sunday  12pm – 8pm



Monday to Thursday offering Takeout and Grab & Go

·         Ordering through the App

·         Or from the bar

Friday to Sunday BBQ & Grab & Go

·         Offering table service



We have suspended quarterlies until further notice.


Takeout App

As of June 29th, we will add the option to order takeout food using the Clubhouse Online App.

We will notify you by Push Notification on the app and email when your order is ready for pickup.


Grab & Go

We have purchased a cooler which we will fill with items which can be taken boating, to the pool and or the patio.

We have created picnic basket items, salads, sandwiches and sharables - this will also be available for online ordering


Social Gathering

For now, we are going to stay with groups of 5 people or less. We are able to social distance and allow for greater numbers of members to use the patio.



We will let you know when we have firm dates of when the pool will open.


April 1, 2020

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March 18, 2020
Dear Members,
Ontario Premier Doug Ford declared a state of emergency across the province, invoking a little-used statute to grant his government broad powers to cope with the spreading COVID-19 outbreak.

In an early morning press conference at Queen’s Park, Ford ordered recreation centres, public libraries, private schools, daycares, bars, restaurants, theatres, concert venues and cinemas to close immediately and remain closed until March 31 at the earliest.
Public health has specific requirements for restaurants intending to offer a takeout service throughout the state of emergency. 

We will keep you updated as decisions are made. 

Until this time, RHYC will be closed immediately to members, guests, meetings and events.
We appreciate your patience as we find our responsibilities.
The Safety of our members and staff is our highest priority and we are following the State of Emergency protocols to the best of our ability.
Thank you,


March 20, 2020

As of Wednesday March 25th we will be opening for take out! As we are practicing social distancing and by the direction of the Government we are unable to allow guests to linger in the club, so we ask that all takeout orders be placed a half hour prior to expected pick up time. You can call 905-528-8464 ex.224 to order food during the hours of 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM from Wednesday to Friday, and 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Saturdays and Sundays. At this time we will be only serving items on the takeout menu below - no brunch items. Please also be adivsed that due to the order of the AGCO we are currently prohibited from serving alcohol to any guests while they wait. We thank you for your understanding during this time, and hope to be back to business as usual soon!

March 26, 2020

We can now sell Booze!!! With a minimum purchase of one entree you can bring home a nice paired wine, or some beers with your dinner!
 All wine has been marked down to $34/bottle or less! All cans are $25/bucket except Corona maked to $22/bucket! Come down today to enjoy some takeout and a beverage to take home.

- RHYC Mangement