Royal Victoria Yacht Club (RVYC)

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Welcome to the Royal Victoria Yacht Club

 Join the Royal Victoria Yacht Club - fun, friendly and affordable; a place to race; a place to start your cruise; a place to have fun with families and friends; a place to get away! Founded in June 1892, RVYC is the oldest yacht club in western Canada. Programs and facilities in Cadboro Bay include:

  • organized racing (click here for the racing schedule, here for race officer signup, here for crewing opportunities)
  • organized cruising activities (click here for scheduled events);
  • docks with moorage for over 350 boats and dry dock space for dinghies and small keelboats (click here for foreshore information);
  • a marine ways, boat ramp, workshop, change rooms, showers, and laundry;
  • a Clubhouse for members and guests with a lovely waterfront dining room and pub, lounges and rooms for juniors and private functions, including weddings (click here for dining hours and menu information.)

Club facilities in Sidney's Tsehum Harbour include docks with moorage for about 85 boats, a workshop and planned new lounge.


RVYC Latest News

Commodore's Musical Ball 2014

Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 1 for the Annual Commodore's Ball featuring fabulous menu selections from Executive Chef Andrew Dickinson and music by the band Phoenix, a four-piece cover band featuring music from the 50's to the 80's.

Dress as your favourite musical theme. Some musical ideas include Annie, Phantom of the Opera, Cats or Pirates of Penzance! Use your imagination and come have some fun!

Cocktails at 6pm, Dinner is at 7pm with Music and merriment to follow.

Tickets are $50 per person plus taxes and gratuity.

Let us know if you are planning on attending.

View the Poster here


Fall Harvest Dinner

You're invited to the RVYC Fall Harvest Dinner on Saturday, October 11 from 6pm to 8pm and featuring music by Brooke Maxwell.

Tickets are $35 per person plus taxes and gratuity. Please contact the office at [email protected] or (250) 592-2441 to reserve and include number of guests in your party, member number and time.

View the poster here


Timelapse Video of RVYC Marina Rebuild at Cadboro Bay

Videos will be updated every several weeks so check back to watch the progress of this historic, environmentally friendly rebuild.


Latest Update September 2nd

August 1st

East Docks

Clubhouse Cam

Clubhouse Cam to July 15th

View of North Docks

View of East Docks

View from Clubhouse


April 24, 2014: Spring is here and so is Opening Day at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club. On April 26th, hundreds of Club members and their guests will gather at the Cadboro Bay Clubhouse to celebrate the ‘official’ start of another boating season.

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April 9, 2014: Royal Victoria Yacht Club’s 35th Annual THRASH Regatta – heads to the starting line in the waters off Cattle Point this Saturday, with distance racing and buoy racing through to Sunday April 13.

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March 5, 2014: Four high performance sailors who are Royal Victoria Yacht Club (RVYC) members have earned national recognition in the 2013 Sail Canada awards celebrated on February 28, 2014 in Toronto.

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February 24, 2014: Manager, Simon Gatrell, recently received professional certification as a Certified Marina Manager (CMM) from the Association of Marina Industries at their Fort Lauderdale conference in January 2014.

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Current Job Postings

pdfFinance Officer