We sail the most beautiful cruising grounds in the world.
This is our club.
The North Channel Yacht Club was formed in 1970 by a group of power and sail boaters from the Elliot Lake area. Most members are from Elliot Lake and Sudbury, but some are from as far away as the Bruce Peninsula, Quebec and Chicago Illinois.
The North Channel Yacht Club is a family oriented association of boaters who promote safe and affordable recreational boating. We are located in Serpent Harbor on the north shore of Lake Huron, approximately midway between Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury on the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 17 East/West).
We encourage and support members and their families to become proficient in seamanship and to protect and enjoy our natural Great Lakes heritage. Club activities and social events are designed to foster friendship and learning.
All of this sits in a mostly natural environment with towering white pine trees being predominate. The Club owns 7.4 hectares (18.3) acres of land positioned between the highway and the water’s edge. As important, and unique, the Club also owns the water lot, 17.8 hectares (43.9 acres) fronting its property.
A main dock extends from the beach into the harbor. Attached to the main dock are ten “finger” docks providing berths, complete with water and power, for twenty boats. Although there are usually between fifty and sixty members with boats the docks are seldom, if ever, filled to capacity. Members can drive to the club on Friday after work and be in one of several serene anchorages before nightfall!
We sail the most beautiful cruising grounds in the world. This is our club.
A marine rail system is used for the launching, hauling out and storage of members’ vessels. The convenience of this method allows members to launch or haul out their craft at any time during the season, when they are ready. If a problem develops during the season a boat can also be hauled out at any time for repairs and just as quickly be re-launched. This rail system is capable of handling vessels up to 42′ LOA, 12.5 tons displacement and 6’6″ draft. The rail system consists of a launch rail which extends from the boat yard into the water far enough to permit the vessel to float off the cradle.
When not bobbing at anchor in one of the many coves at one of the many islands located near by, or not being attended to on the dock, members’ vessels are moored in the protected bay of the Club. Each member supplies his/her own mooring according to prescribed guidelines and position it as directed by the Fleet Captain. The mooring field is laid out in a grid so all boats are well clear of each other. Upon arriving at the club, members can take their dinghy out to retrieve their vessel or more likely, be offered a ride in the club boat by one of the other members. Vessels left at their moorings are inspected each day to ensure mooring lines are secure and in good shape.
During the Gore Bay race and corn roast, members compete in a “race” from nearby the club to Gore Bay, with all vessels being properly handicapped so the first across the bitter-line isn’t necessarily the winner. The club provides corn-on-the-cob served in the park at the Gore Bay marina while members barbeque their succulent steaks and other delights.
The North Channel Yacht Club offers the best overall boating experience in the world.
Come visit us someday, in Spragge, Ontario.