TBYC runs a PHRF-handicapped annual multi-series racing program on Lake Superior with 30 to 40 keelboats participating.

Our mission is to engage new and existing keelboat owners in a variety of racing formats to encourage both extended use of their yachts and ehanced boat and sail handling skills development. We welcome sailors of all skill levels, and work to ensure racing is simultaneously competitive and fun.

Wednesday Night Series

The Wednesday Night Series begins mid-May and runs through the end of September. Races are typically windward-leeward courses held outside the harbour breakwall near Prince Arthur's Landing Marina.

Offshore Series

Several short and medium distance offshore races are scheduled annually for both crewed and solo/double-handed boats.

Pursuit Racing

“For fun” pursuit races occur every Monday and Friday evening. These races are open to all sailboats and no fees apply.


The SUNORA, or Superior North-shore Regatta, is an annual 1 week race-cruise through the islands of Lake Superior's rugged coastline between Thunder Bay and Nipigon Bay (specific route is subject to change), with both power and sailboats participating. Further details

New Crew

TBYC runs a Saturday morning New Crew program early in the season for anyone interested in experiencing keelboat racing.

Dinghy Racing

Dinghy racing and other exciting dinghy related sailing interests in Thunder Bay are the focus of the Temple Reef Sailing Club (TRSC), which works closely with TBYC. Races are held Thursday evenings at the end of Pier 1 at the Thunder Bay Marina.  All are welcome. 'Sail Thunder Bay' http://www.sailthunderbay.com/, a dinghy learn-to-sail program for youth and adults, is operated throughout the summer from Pier 1.  For more information on dinghy sailing and instructional programs visit the Temple Reef Sailing Club website.