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GYC Offerings

Racing Program - Tuesday evening races ... Saturday regattas ... Scotch Bonnet Light Race, Women's Invitational, Thursday Night Pizza races. Your opportunity to skipper your own boat, or crew on someone else's boat to learn racing techniques.

Club Cruising Program - Those wishing to learn navigation and visiting other yacht clubs and marinas on Lake Ontario participate in a week-end cruise in June and August. A two week cruise is held in July. Experience the fun of sailing in a fleet and the afternoon "Skipper's Meeting" held at the destination.

Junior Sailing - Optimist sailing school, in cooperation with Rochester Yacht Club, using GYC-owned boats. Raising another generation to love sailing ... safely!

Social Activities- From an impromptu get together on the riverside patio, to formal events like the Commodore's Reception, there's always something for everyone. You can choose to participate, or you can offer your services to help plan, carry out or clean up after an event. Work parties are another fun way to meet people, while helping to maintain the club facilities.

Sailing Knowledge and Camaraderie - Take advantage of the collective wisdom of the GYC membership to learn the tips and tricks of sailing on Lake Ontario and other more exotic ports of call. Stop in at the club and you might find yourself invited out for a sail. Cruise the waters of Lake Ontario and keep your eyes open for the GYC burgee ... you're sure to get a wave and warm hello.

Club Meetings

Meetings are the 1st Thursday of each month at the Club House, except for July, when there is NO meeting. Drop in if you're interested in learning more about the Club.

Meetings start at 1930 hours (7:30 pm)

Typical Meeting Agenda

  • Program
  • Guest Introductions
  • Secretary's Report
  • Treasurer's Report
  • Rear Commodore's Report
  • Vice Commodore's Report
  • Commodore's Report
  • Committee Reports
  • Old Business
  • New Business

GYC Flag Officers 2022-2023

Commodore Linda Barton
Vice Commodore Mike Toombs
Rear Commodore Ken Fourspring
Past Commodore Gerard Fisher
Treasurer Lisa Smith
Secretary Carolyn Burtner

Other Contacts


Member At Large-1 Kevin Dudarchik
Skip Danesi
Member At Large-2 Julie McCormick
Ron Hollander
Membership Craig Roth
Web Master Ken Patterson
Newsletter Kathy Roth
Scotch Bonnet Light Race Rob Reisch
Women Skipper Invitational Julie McCormick