Join The Club

Our membership for the 2017 season is currently full. Opportunities to join can happen at any time so if you wish to be put on our wait list please contact out secretary at
Interested in learing to sail?

HBSC offers informal instruction every weekday evening starting around 5:30-6pm. When you join, simply pick a night that you wish to sail and then come down to the club on that evening. You will be paired up with experienced skippers who will teach you everything you need to know to become a safe and competent sailor. Everyone learns at their own pace so lessons are planned according to your skill level.

Join Us!

Relax from your daily routine with virtually unlimited summer sailing, enjoying beautiful sunsets seen from the Bay. The club caters to beginners and experts alike and you will mix with fellow sailors, male and female of all ages (19+).

Club events are organized around regular weekly sailing nights, many social events, and a dozen fun races. Once you become an experienced sailor you can achieve the status of skipper which gives you unlimited access to club facilities outside scheduled events. The club has been established for more than 45 years (since 1969), and has managed to keep membership fees VERY reasonable (cheaper than insuring your own boat), no equipment to purchase, no hidden costs.

The club is located on the Hamilton Harbour Waterfront near Pier 4, see Find us. The club is a member of the Canadian Yachting Association, Ontario Sailing Association, and the Canadian Albacore Association.

How To Join?

New this year, there are more ways to submit your application. It can be mailed in to the club, you can join during one of our Information Nights in the spring, or we are accepting email applications with email money transfers. At our Information Nights you will have the opportunity to find out more about the club and to meet club members. Different topics are covered each night and there is no charge. This years information nights are on Tuesday April 18th, and Thursday April 27th.

Once you have decided to join, download the application link below. Fill in the details including the night you wish to sail, which type of boat you wish to sail on (see FAQ’s if undecided), select what part of the club you wish to help out with then print it and send/email it to the address noted on the application form along with your cheque payable to Hamilton Bay Sailing Club or email money transfer.  The 2017 membership fees are $380 for a new full member, $280 for a returning full member (as long as it is RECEIVED before the earlybird cut-off of April 14, 2017), and $35 for a social member (non sailing membership)

Download your 2017 application here! Email the club for applications

Member Information 2017(everything you need to know as a member)

For information, contact the Commodore Mark Simpson – or Treasurer Terry Wagg