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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 2019-2020

Commodore Rich Allen
Vice Commodore Gerard Fiser
Rear Commodore Rob Reisch
Past Commodore John Meagher
Treasurer Linda Barton
Secretary Pat Pytlak

Other Contacts

Member At Large-1 Terry Allen
Doug Story
Member At Large-2 Matt Sanderson
John Cake
Membership Pat DeMetsenaere
Web Master Blair Anderson
Newsletter Nancy Pikuet
Scotch Bonnet Light Race Dave Braitsch
Women Skipper Invitational Sandra Sarbou-Wion