The Barrie Yacht Club Receives $53,300 From Ontario Trillium Foundation for the Next Generation of Sailors


BARRIE, ON – On Sunday, November 24 local MPP Doug Downey met with members of The Barrie Yacht Club (BYC) to congratulate them on receiving a one-year, $53,300 Capital grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF). The grant will help BYC bolster their Club Sailing School for both adults and children, helping to create a new generation of passionate and certified sailors in the area. MPP Downey was joined by Rod Jackson, one of OTF’s Board of Directors, on Friday to present them with a plaque from OTF and hear more about the program.

Do you know the value of your boat?

This is a guest post from Barrie Yacht Club member, Richard Osborn. Not only does he have some great tips, he can also fix and repair your boat and answer your questions. Contact details at the end of the post. 


If I can give you one piece of advice regarding annual spring maintenance: This is it - INSPECT YOUR RIGGING and MAST and fix any potential issues.


About Barrie Yacht Club


The Barrie Yacht Club Sailing School has been going on for over 20 years. It is the largest

Barrie Yacht Club's facility host many of our events

BYC Events Schedule! Please note - Wednesday night races start (the horn goes) at 630pm as

Racing Events at the Barrie Yacht Club

The Barrie Yacht Club has a long established racing program, recognized by many as the best

Support Forrest Wachholz

Forrest Wachholz is a tier 1 member of the Ontario sailing team. He is currently campaigning towards the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the Laser class. He is a Barrie Yacht Club member and represents the club in competition. Forrest began sailing when he was 2 years old and began racing when he was 13 in the laser radial class. In 2014 he made the switch to the Laser full rig. Please be part of Forrest’s journey to the Olympics, give generously.