Lake Simcoe: An Underestimated Sailing Destination
Ontario Sailing recently connected with Lagoon City Yacht Club to hear more about what makes LCYC a great place to sail, in an effort to grow membership and increase opportunities around the province:
Just North of the GTA lies a body of water often ignored by sailors who spend their sailing hours on Lake Ontario. Lake Simcoe is an easy commute to the ‘North of the 401’ corridor and offers great sailing experiences: clean clear water, anchoring options, destination ports and swimming. It is part of the Trent Severn Waterways, which also opens up access to Georgian Bay. A great day of sailing can see one circumnavigate Thorah Island, venture into Cooks Bay, anchor up near the Narrows at Mara Point Provincial Park or even sail overnight to Barrie down Kempenfelt Bay as well as just the out and back for a few hours.
Lagoon City Yacht Club, formed in 1964, is located on the Eastern shore of Lake Simcoe and gives sailors good access to these waters. It is tucked away on a canal in a Venice-like community near Brechin and provides ample protection from blustery weather with only a short egress to these inviting waters, sandy beaches and protected anchorages. There is a fully equipped clubhouse that adds to the environment of member interactions through social and sailing activities. A variety of expertise among the members enables support to solve boat issues such as rigging, mechanics, and general advice in this close-knit sailing community.
Currently there is availability for membership and dockage for the 2024 season. Come for a visit and be convinced to stay for the camaraderie. More information is available at www.lcyc.com or email us your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. Try Lake Simcoe and you will be pleasantly surprised!