Benefits of Membership at OYS

Wet & Dry Moorings

Our wet and dry moorings are awarded on a seniority point system. Points are awarded to Full, Intermediate and Junior members for each year at the club, including the application year. Wet moorings for keelboats are available to Full and Intermediate members based on seniority and availability. Wet moorings are Mediterranean-style and are equipped with electrical power and water hookups. Click to learn more about out wet & dry moorings.


With two separate spaces, the party continues all year round. The main clubhouse is the site of many OYS social events and the Crow's Nest is an intimate gathering spot for winter gatherings and meetings. As an OYS member, get exclusive access to these spaces for your friends and family for a small fee.

Small Craft

Dry storage for dinghies is available to Junior members. A Small Craft membership is also available for those who wish to store sailing dinghies, paddleboards, kayaks and other sail or human powered small craft.


We love to race at OYS! Plenty of series racing and one day events are offered. Click to learn more about club racing


Plenty of destination cruises are planned throughout the summer; lots of fun! Learn more about Cruising to and from OYS.

Winter storage

Winter storage is offered at OYS as well as mast storage on site. Your winter storage fee includes a self help haul-out, bottom wash and launch - there are no hidden fees.

sailing school

OYS has one of the best equipped sailing schools on the lake, and have produced Olympic calibre sailors. As a member of OYS, you receive 10% all sailing school programs for you and your family. For more information, please visit the OYS Sailing School page.


Don't have a boat, but want to sail? OYS has a Borrow-A-Boat program designed to introduce a fun and safe environment for individuals to participate in the club, meet new friends and develop their sailing skills. Click to learn more about the BAB program

Volunteer culture

The cornerstones of the Squadron, since its founding, have been sailing, social activities, and self-help. It is in the best interest of the Squadron that Members support these activities. As a condition of Membership, each Membership is expected to annually participate in at least one sailing or social event and volunteer for at least one work party, or other volunteer activity.


A 1000 lb mast crane is available to members for stepping/unstepping masts and a 4000 lb launch crane is available for dry sail boats.

Awesome Programs...

Membership at OYS brings more than just a place to keep your boat. We are the club in Oakville with a passion to sail, whether it be to race or cruise, we love to sail.  OYS is proud to be a self-help club – everyone pitches in to get the work done, and we have fun doing it.


Our regular club keelboat racing programs include Wednesday & Thursday night racing series (PHRF and One Design Fleets for J27s and Etchells) and Spring and Fall Sunday Series. A highlight of the season is the annual OYS Regattas.


Our cruising program includes organized trips to various clubs around the lake all summer long, for a great party and dinner. As a member of OYS, you have exchange privileges to visit clubs participating in the reciprocal cruising program.


OYS has many formal and informal social activities all year long that you won't want to miss! Between Friday night BBQs, races, cruises, Sailpast, holiday parties and race nights; your social calendar will be full! A great opportunity to meet new friends.

Join the Oakville Yacht Squadron Today

OYS would be delighted to have you as members of our club.  With lots of programs running all year long, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Looking forward to seeing you dockside.

Please email the Membership Director if you have any further questions