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Kingston Yacht Club

Kingston Yacht Club

Your cottage in the city!

  • Last updated: July 10, 2024

As an early Kingston newspaper noted, the City is situated on “a magnificent sheet of water, not second to any in America for yachting purposes”. It is no wonder, then, that yachting and boating in their various forms, have been part of harbour scene for some two hundred years.

Kingston Yacht Club, as we know it now, coalesced out of mid – 1800s informal regatta associations and failed earlier attempts to form a club during that period. Kingston’s sailors did not let the absence of a club prevent them from winning prizes at events around Lake Ontario under the ad-hoc organizations of the day. Today KYC continues to have a very active Club racing program (Tuesday and Thursday evenings and most weekends), as well as vibrant Cruising, Women in Wind, Radio Controlled Boats and Adult Learn to Sail programs. The Able Sail program is also facilitated by the use of our property and resources. During the winter, KYC has enjoyed a resurgence in ice-boating, with some 15 iceboats at latest count. The Club will be again hosting a variety of regattas this summer as well – in large measure thanks to its many motivated volunteers. Come check us out!


  1. While harbour expansion is underway with the recent installation of attenuator please be aware that space remains quite limited at KYC. Some moorings remain Mediterranean type until harbour renovation is completed. Please call ahead to confirm availability and to request assistance if you are not familiar with docking at a med mooring. Shore power is limited to 15 Amp service, while the centre dock has 30 amp service as part of the harbour expansion completed in 2018.
  2. The use of the out-port facility named Jemmett’s Landing near Breaky’s Bay on the north shore of Wolfe Island is not included in KYC’s offering of reciprocal privileges.

Office Manager:   Tel: (613) 548-3052

Yard Steward:

Gas Dock: VHF CH68  Tel: (613) 547-5844    (May-October)

  • Yacht Club location: 1 Maitland St, Kingston, ON K7L 2V3
  • Latitude:44.22268585081464
  • Longitude:-76.48692325775158
  • Harbour Entrance Instructions: Please call our Gas Dock at 613-547-5844 VHF Marine CH-68.
  • Listing Mailing: 1 Maitland St, Kingston, ON K7L 2V3
  • Street address for vehicle/pedestrian access: 1 Maitland St, Kingston, ON K7L 2V3
  • First Night: FREE
  • Second Night: FREE
  • Third Night: flat fee
  • Fourth Night: flat fee
  • Flat Rate: $55.00
  • True Reciprocal: Evergreen Reciprocal Policy, please be prepared to show a valid club membership Card.
  • Maximum Stay Length: Max 5 nights
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  • General Club Phone Number: (613) 548-3052
  • General Club Office Email:
  • Arrival Details
  • VHF‐FM Marine channel Monitored: 68
  • Days & Times Monitored: Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm in season
  • Arrival Instructions: When you are getting close, please radio the gas dock for docking instructions
  • Size Restrictions
  • Maximum Draft at chart datum: Please Call
  • Maximum Beam: Please Call
  • Maximum Length: Please Call
  • Limitations: Please Call for exact limitations per season
  • Cruising Coordinator/Director/Chair Contact Info
  • Email:
  • Role: Office Manager