Wednesday Night Race Series

The passion of sailing is front and centre during Windsor Yacht Club's famous Wednesday nigh sailboat races.  Some 50 crews race around marks in Lake St. Clair weekly, delighting onlookers as they finish directly in front of WYC.  After the races, the crews belly up to the bar at WYC and enjoy the camaraderie of their fellow sailors and hatch tall tales about their racing prowess over a pint and burgers.


The Ontario Government's Reopening Plan has set a target date of June 14th for Stage 1, which allows for an outdoor gathering of up to 25 people who do not reside in the same household. However, prior to this date, we are not able to establish our race course or staff the RC boat; thereby, preventing our ability to deliver the high-quality race program that we strive to provide to our sailors. Given this, along with public health restrictions and the continued closure of the Canada/US border we have elected to cancel the Spring 2021 WYC Race Series in its entirety.

The Race Committee will now focus our efforts (and prayers) on standing up the best Fall Series ever, especially as we suspect that the Province to be fully open, border reopened by our first race, the majority of participants will be fully vaccinated, and public health restriction eased.

In closing, we are very disappointed by the circumstances but we hope that sailors will understand the rationale behind our decision.


Chris Busch
Race Chair
Windsor Yacht Club


This year races are scheduled to be held between August 18, 2021 and September 29th, 2021.

Due to the closure of the Canadian / US border and restrictions associated with Ontario's Reopening Plan, we have had to cancel our Spring Series.

For more information, refer to the updated NOR (amendment 2) and Sailing Instructions.
Race # Spring Fall
1 May 26, 2021^ August 18, 2021
2 June 2, 2021^ August 25, 2021
3 June 9, 2021^ September 1, 2021
4 June 16, 2021^ September 8, 2021
5 June 23, 2021^ September 15, 2021
6   September 22, 2021
7   September 29, 2021
^ - Cancelled due to Ontario's Stay-at-home Order. Other races subject to change / cancellation.

Other Races/Events:

Canadian Club: August 13, 2021
Around the Island: August 28, 2021
Chimo: October 6, 2021
Race Awards: October 9, 2021