|Grand Bend Yacht Club|
If you are an avid sailor, or would like to be, take a closer look at the facilities offered by the Grand Bend Yacht Club (GBYC) on southern Lake Huron.
The GBYC is located in the village of Grand Bend, Ont., Canada, and is approximately an equal distance of 45 miles/70 kilometers northeast of Sarnia, Ont./Port Huron, Mich.; northwest of London, Ont. and south of Goderich, Ont. The Grand Bend area is well-known as a fun summer vacation destination for active Canadians and Americans alike.
The GBYC has 52 slips with shore power and water, an outstanding clubhouse, a lively racing program, a summer junior sailing school and many other amenities that make boating an activity the whole family can enjoy.
Situated on the Ausable River, the club is just a few boat lengths from Lake Huron. The yacht club has a well-organized weekend racing schedule on its own Olympic circle course, including a Spring Series, a Victoria Day Regatta, a Fall Series and a Labour Day Regatta. It also hosts an annual, long- distance race that starts and ﬁnishes in Grand Bend, as well as shorter races between coastal destinations. Races are conducted under Performance Handicap Racing Fleet Committee rules, with both spinnaker and white sail classes.
The Grand Bend area offers sandy beaches just a short walk from the clubhouse. There are a variety of restaurants, shops, supermarkets and activities for the whole family. The nearby Oakwood Inn offers luxury accommodations plus golf and tennis. The local Huron County Playhouse is one of Canada’s most successful summer theatres. The Pinery Provincial Park lies less than two miles to the south.