In 1978, a group of boaters approached the City of Scarborough with the idea of starting a non-profit, self-help club that would cater to both power and sail boats with a simple all-inclusive fee structure. The site would be the majestic Cathedral Bluffs beside the soft sands of Bluffer's Park Beach, just 20 minutes from downtown Toronto. The fun, friendship and camaraderie still flourish today at CBYC with over 200 slips on 11 floating docks that accommodate both power and mono-hull sail boats. With the all-inclusive fee including launch, unlimited pump-outs, mast crane usage, haul out, hull-power wash, winter storage and more, CBYC is considered one of the best values on the lake.
CBYC: NOT YOUR TYPICAL YACHT CLUB
The club atmosphere is casual with a diverse membership that's approximately 60 sail/40 power. Both seasoned and new boaters alike enjoy the benefits of being part of a caring, respectful community, while the club is managed securely with common sense rules. Members enjoy belonging to a club they can proudly share with friends and family.
CLUBHOUSE / RESTAURANT
The jewel in the CBYC crown, our clubhouse is home to many CBYC events and activities and the highly regarded restaurant is a popular dining experience for both CBYC members and reciprocal visitors from other clubs.
BLUFFS, BEACHES AND PARKS
The obvious perks and benefits of being a member aren't limited to the Club itself. CBYC is surrounded by stunning Bluffs, sandy beaches, beautiful landscapes, trails and lush parklands... all within a short walking distance. Both the main beach and the secluded lagoon feature stunning views of the Bluffs and a soft sandy bottom for shallow anchoring.
FACILITIES AND SERVICES
Steel framed, floating docks are fully serviced with 30 amp power, fresh water at each slip.
Dock-side parking and patio decks.
Onsite mast crane for sailboat preparation.
Unlimited pumpouts for members.
Secured gated entrance.
Onsite summer storage of masts and cradles
Onsite winter storage for members boats.
For those looking for a great club to join but don't have a boat, CBYC offers our Social Membership program. Join in on all the clubhouse related social events and activities, and make great friends for a low yearly fee.
Self-help has been a key principle in the building and maintenance of our club as well as fostering comradely with fellow members. Each active Senior Member is asked to contribute just 20 work hours per year. New members have to complete just 10 hours in the first season. Hours can be easily earned participating on team projects or serving on one of the club committees.
Administration of CBYC is through the Board of Directors elected by the membership each fall at the Annual General Meeting. The Club Operating Committees report to the Board and to keep members abreast of club affairs and budgets. In addition to the Membership section of the website, the Communications Director keep members up to date on club developments and events thru regular CBYC eblasts.
SAFE SPORT COMMITMENT
Cathedral Bluffs Yacht Club (CBYC) believes everyone involved in any role in the sport of sailing has the right to participate in a safe and inclusive sailing environment free of abuse, harassment, or discrimination. As such CBYC, is committed to the active evolution of the Safe Sport policies and practices to respond to the changing nature of Safe Sport in Canada. Read about our full commitment HERE.