Sailboats cruising on the lake. Forest of trees and industrial buildings in the background.

Membership Info

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About Us

Since 1888, the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club has offered some of the top sailing programs in Canada. Canada’s first Olympic sailor, John Robertson Sr., was a member of RHYC and members have historically been involved in all levels and aspects of racing and competitive sailing, winning many titles and accolades.

Our proud history continues in this same tradition.


Our club provides a year-round facility offering an exceptional summer waterfront experience or the charm of a cozy winter getaway next to Burlington Bay. Our dining room and bar can provide everything from a quick business lunch to a relaxing dinner, drinks after work or a friendly family weekend brunch. Private rooms for business meetings or special family gatherings are available and catering packages can be provided as required. We are within a short drive of downtown Hamilton and with easy access to major highways. Next to 10 kilometres of paved walkways of the Hamilton Waterfront Trail and the Bayfront and Pier 4 Parks. RHYC is Hamilton’s only yacht club providing youth, adult and able sail sailing lessons. For boat owners we offer summer and winter boat storage.

What We Do

  • Racing
  • Cruising
  • Family social activity
  • Swimming
  • Canoeing & Kayaking
  • Dining & Entertaining
  • Learn to Sail

Benefits of Membership

For the sailor we provide a regular twice-weekly racing schedule as well as numerous weekend events.

A full complement of reciprocal cruises to other yacht clubs are arranged each summer for those cruising members. Something for the whole family, our active social calendar will keep the family busy on all the major holidays Not a boat owner? Not to worry. There is lots to do. Our outdoor swimming pool, one of the largest of its kind in Hamilton provides an outstanding view overlooking the harbour and you can enjoy food and beverage service on the licensed patio. Use the club as a launch pad for your canoe or kayak trip around the bay and return for lunch on our fully licensed patio.

To arrange a personal visit and to obtain further information about membership please call
General Manager 905 528-8464 ext. 221 or email at

Quick FAQs

Membership Fees & Application


RHYC has fully serviced slips for power and sail. Launch facilities, mast hoists, ramps, dry sail and winter storage areas are available. 

Contact General Manager at T: 905-528-8464 x 221 E: