Sugar Beach / Royal Canadian Yacht Club

Sugar Beach / Royal Canadian Yacht Club

For the first time ever at the Pan Am Games, you can watch internationally acclaimed sailors compete for medals along a downtown city’s waterfront, making for some of the most exciting lakeside action of the summer — and all for free!

The Royal Canadian Yacht Club will be host venue for the sailors and sailing operations at the Games while the sailing competitions take place on an ever-moving field of play Lake Ontario. Spectators may watch at their favourite lakefront vantage points throughout the week. 

On July 18 and 19, after six days of intense competition, the highly anticipated sailing finals will take place in the inner harbour and will be visible from one of downtown Toronto’s most popular urban beaches — Sugar Beach. Set against Toronto’s skyline, spectators will watch as 148 of the world’s best sailors vie for medals in windsurfers, dinghies, catamarans and keelboats. Sugar Beach’s waterfront location will also host the Medal Ceremonies for sailing on both days. All events are free for the public — no ticket required.

From July 12 to 17, starting at 11:30 a.m., sailing preliminaries will take place in Toronto Harbour and Lake Ontario on several different race courses. For these six days, there will be no designated spectator seating areas, and spectators are encouraged to find their own position to watch the sport from their favourite place on the waterfront or Toronto Island.

Transit information below is for July 18 and 19 only.

Competitions at Sugar Beach

What You Need To Know

Hours of Operation

Pan Am Games: July 18-19
Competition Time: 11:30 a.m.

Box Office Hours: These are free competitions. There will be no box office on-site.

Venue Map


City of Toronto Insignia


Information Booth
Assistive Listening Devices
Food and Beverage
First Aid
Accessible Washrooms

Special Notes

Sugar Beach is a free, non-ticketed venue with limited spectator amenities.

Please be advised that this is an outdoor venue and there is no shading in the spectator area. Please prepare accordingly.

For additional accessible services, please consult the TORONTO 2015 Accessibility Guide at  TORONTO2015.org/accessibility.



11 Dockside Drive,
Toronto, Ontario

RCY - Sugar Beach

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