Benefits of Membership at OYS

Wet 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.


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.

Dry sail

Dry berths for keelboats are available to Full, Intermediate members based on seniority and availability. Dry storage for dinghies is also 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.

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


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.


Plenty of destination cruises are planned throughout the summer; lots of fun!

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.

Rowan’s Law came into effect on July 1, 2019, for concussion awareness. New membership applicants must confirm that they have read the age-appropriate resource booklet, and will abide by the Code of Conduct set out by Ontario Sailing. The Rowan’s Law Code of Conduct (which also must be signed) and signature page are found Here.

Please email the Membership Director if you have any further questions