The Royal Canadian Yacht Club

The Royal Canadian Yacht Club (HMORZ)

Location: Toronto, ON 08401 Toronto Division
Country: Canada
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N 43° 37.289', W 79° 21.943'

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The province's first sailing association, the Toronto Boat Club, was formed in 1852 and two years later became the Royal Canadian Yacht Club. Dedicated to the promotion of yachting and naval interests, it initiated competitions which stimulated widespread interest in sailing and yacht design, and in 1860 instituted the Prince of Wales Cup, freshwater racing's oldest trophy. The Club was housed on Toronto's waterfront until 1881 when it moved to Toronto Island. This moved facilitated the club's continued growth. The R.C.Y.C. figured prominently in the formation of the Lake Yacht Racing Association (1884) for the establishment of uniform rules. The achievements of numerous members in competitive yacht racing have brought the Royal Canadian Yacht Club international recognition.

Erected by the Ontario Heritage Foundation, Ministry of Culture and Recreation
Placed ByOntario Heritage Foundation
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Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 12:21pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 631858 N 4831130
Decimal Degrees43.62148333, -79.36571667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 37.289', W 79° 21.943'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 37' 17.34" N, 79° 21' 56.58" W
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Area Code(s)609
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9 Chippewa Ave, Toronto ON 08401, CA
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