Fanshawe Yacht Club, London, Ontario, CANADA

Video above by CBC's K. Dubinski 2023

Fanshawe Yacht Club has been encouraging sailing in London for over 70 years!

About FYC     

Fanshawe Yacht Club is a not-for-profit sailing club chiefly run by Volunteers.  FYC is located on Fanshawe Lake, a man-made reservoir on the historic Thames River in London, Ontario, CANADA.  Read more about FYC’s origins in History of FYC.

Our Vision, Our Mission & Our Goals

Our Vision:  The vision for the Fanshawe Yacht Club is first and foremost for our members, and the use of the facilities for the purpose of sailing, whether that be racing, cruising and or social interaction. We will commit resources to enable individuals of all ages to become competent sailors. This is an opportunity for individuals in the community to become members of Fanshawe Yacht Club and take hold of an opportunity to enjoy new adventures on the water.

Our Mission:  Our mission is to cultivate a diverse membership with shared interests and to passionately promote and uphold our reputation as a club dedicated to providing an outstanding sailing instruction, racing regattas, and social events held within a picturesque setting at Fanshawe Lake.
We are a member of Ontario Sailing which is an organization that champions the sport of sailing, enabling it to flourish and grow, becoming the leading, lifelong recreational and competitive sport in Ontario. We at Fanshawe Yacht Club, share their philosophy.

Our Goals:

  1.  To provide a first class, cost efficient Sailing Facility
  2.  To provide a Sailing School for all ages with Certified Instructors
  3. To promote and foster safe recreational sailing
  4. To stimulate an interest in seamanship, navigation and small craft handling
  5. To promote water safety
  6. To develop racing skills in sailing by racing against seasoned sailors
  7. To be a valued asset to our community by providing a safe environment for charity groups to enjoy.

Fun Stuff  

FYC provides a wonderful atmosphere for families and all those who want to get out and have fun on the water.

At the beginning of each sailing season, FYC opens its doors to the Public during a two day Open House. Folks can tour the club facilities, learn about how accessible & affordable sailing can be, discuss Learn to Sail opportunities, and even try sailing! 

FYC and the Sailing School can also offer opportunities for various public groups to try sailing and enjoy some time out on the water. For example, host team building events, have a group try sailing as a new adventure, or host a fun regatta with the Sailing School such as the 2024 Kiwanis Thrills & Skills Youth Open Regatta in August.

For new members, FYC offers a Mentorship  program in which current members guide those new to the club through use of the facilities, safe boating practices refreshers, rigging a sailboat assistance if needed, and more.

FYC offers recreational sailing, as well as weekly informal race nights/days for club members (rookie racers and students are always welcome!), social events such as Barbeques, Pot Luck Dinners, Music Jams, Bonfires, and a Fun Poker Run. 

For Racers, FYC  hosts club Regattas and Open Regattas  for club & non-club members. Our most active racing fleets include Laser, Laser Radial, Wayfarer, CS-22, open cruising classes, etc.  

Click Here to learn more about Membership at FYC.

The FYC Sailing School has programs for both youth and adults to learn sailing. Summer camps for youth are available during the day, as well as evening and weekend courses for adults.


We encourage Community Organizations to lease space on our grounds and make use of our wonderful facilities so everyone can have fun on the water.  Follow the links below to learn more about some of our current and past Licensees such as Rowbust Dragon Boat Team, London Dragon Boat Club, Abilities in Motion (Adaptive Paddling) and Community Living London (Able Sail).

Fanshawe Yacht Club is a private club located on the grounds of Fanshawe Conservation Area – part of the Upper Thames Conservation Authority.

Drop us a line if you’d like more info about FYC or click the buttons below to learn more about Membership and our Sailing School.

FYC and First Nations Traditional Territory

Fanshawe Yacht Club wishes to acknowledge that the club is “… within the Traditional Territory of the Attawandaron, Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee, and Lunaapeewak peoples, who have longstanding relationships to the land, water and region of southwestern Ontario.

The local First Nation communities of this area include Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, Oneida Nation of the Thames, Munsee Delaware Nation and Delaware Nation at Moraviantown. In the region, there are eleven First Nation communities and a growing Indigenous urban population.

We value the significant historical and contemporary contributions of local and regional First Nations and all of the Original peoples of Turtle Island (North America).”*

* This acknowledgement is excerpted from the UTRCA website.  Please Click Here for more information about the Traditional Territory in this area.

Our Location in London, Ontario

A View of the protected Harbour & FYC Mooring Field on Fanshawe Lake.

Our Gallery of Photos is on Facebook!

To view more Photos from around FYC, Past Regattas and the Sailing School, 

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Video of Laser Sailing on Fanshawe Lake by K. Biskaborn