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Our History

DRYTC is nestled on the shores of the beautiful Ottawa River in Deep River, Ontario.

Deep River was established by the federal government in 1944 to house employees of the Chalk River Nuclear Laboratories. It is located on the section of the Ottawa River referred to as La Rivière Creuse (the Deep River) by 17th-century French explorers and which later was at the heart of Canada's 19th-century timber trade.

The wide bay and deep waters offered a perfect place to sail, and boat building and racing started almost immediately. A Yacht Club was formed, eventually joining the Tennis Club - creating the Deep River Yacht & Tennis Club (DRYTC). Tennis courts and a clubhouse were built on the shore that hosted dining, dancing, and special events. Local DRYTC sailors won both national and international Y-flyer championships. 

From the 1960’s until today, the club has continued to evolve. The mooring of large yachts became more secure by the building of the town marina, located on the DRYTC shoreline. The sailing fleet now includes windsurfers, racing dinghies as well as large cruising yachts. More tennis courts were added, and pickleball players were welcomed in 2019.  Junior & adult sailing, rowing,  tennis and pickleball programs are all now offered at the club.

In addition to club social events, the Hexagon club house is available for private functions and events. in 2022 The Hexagon Restaurant launched, with food by Maven Catering.


Memberships are available as well as day passes. Non-members are always welcome to join in social events. Under an agreement with the Town of Deep River, the club’s washrooms and shower are available for use by all marina users.

The DRYTC is a ‘not-for-profit’ corporation without share capital.  Information about the club organization and ‘modus operandi’ is contained in the DRYTC Bylaws.

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