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WYC Races

The Windsor Yacht Club prides itself as host to multiple outstanding races on Lake St. Clair, including weekly WYC Wednesday Night club races and the annual Canadian Club, Chimo, and "Around the Island" Races.

For sailors, Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions for all our races can be found below.

For members & guests, WYC encourages you to support our local sailing community by visiting our patio to watch some outstanding sailing and raise a glass (or two) to the talented crew members as they cross the finish line.


WYC is home to one of the longest running competitive and professionally managed racing program on Lake St. Clair.

Event Details:
Spring Race Series
Fall Race Series

Quick links:
Notice of Race
Sailing Instructions
Spring Series - Overall Results
Fall Series - Overall Results


Canadian Club isn’t just a great whisky, it’s a renowned international sailing race hosted by the Windsor Yacht Club.

The Canadian Club Invitational Yacht race, now in it’s 47th year, is an annual tradition deeply rooted in the community and among sailors. With more than 70+ vessels participating annually, spectators and passersby were  treated to an awe-inspiring sight as participants set sail on Lake St. Clair in a 34.2-nautical-mile overnight race.

The 47th Canadian Club Invitational Yacht Race was held on Friday June 14, 2019.

Notice of Race
Sailing Instructions



The Chimo, which mean "I am friendly" in Inuktitut (language of Northern Canada), is an end-of-season event open to sailors of all clubs in the Windsor and Detroit area. Starting in the Detroit River directly in front of WYC, sailors head out into the middle of Lake St. Clair to complete a 7.2-nautical mile course finishing back at WYC. The start is always a crowd pleaser.

The next Chimo will be held on October, 2020

Notice of Race
Sailing Instructions

Payment of registration fees are by cash, cheque, or by PayPal:



The "Around the Island Race" in memory of P/C Greg Gaudette Memorial Race will be held on Saturday September 7, 2019 (REVISED DATE)

Sailing Instructions


Come celebrate the completion of another exciting season of racing at Windsor Yacht Club’s 2019 Race Awards Night on Saturday, October 12th 2019.

Our evening program will include awards for:
  • Canadian Club Windsor Overnight Invitational Race
  • Wednesday Night Spring/Fall series, and
  • Chimo Race

Flags for winning yachts & perpetual trophy awards for the Canadian Club Race and the Windsor Yacht Club Racing series will be presented following dinner.

Cocktails: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Dinner: 7:00 p.m.

Rolls and Butter    
Salad - Kale & Arugala Salad With Sundried Cranberries, Walnuts and fresh Peach with Raspberry Vinaigrette.
Entrée - Roasted Chicken Breast with Veloute, Garlic Mashed potatoes, Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta, Garlic and Herbs
Dessert - Apple Crisp a la mode
Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee and Tea

Cash bar.

Place: Windsor Yacht Club, 9000 Riverside Drive East, Windsor, Ontario

The cost of dinner is $38.00 CDN per person. Tickets available for sale online until Tuesday October 8, 2019.

Buy Tickets Online
Buy Tickets Online

Individuals with special dietary restrictions and/or allergies can indicate their requirements online.

2018 Canadian Club Overnight Race Results

2018 Chimo Race Results

2019 Chimo Race Results

Chimo Race Results

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