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

WW I Commemoration Project

The RVYC WW I Honour Roll was prepared by Ben Temple in 1919 to commemorate the 81 members who served in the 1914-18 war. Over the next four years we are planning to memorialize these men by learning more about them and their families using photos, newspaper articles, letters, diaries and documents. Depending on the amount of information available we will prepare biographies which can be added to our archives records, published in the Mainsheet and put on the YC website. We know there are people missing from the original honour roll, and there are members who served but joined RVYC after 1919.


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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Come Out and Enjoy Opening Day - April 25 & 26

Opening Day will soon be here. All members, their families and friends are welcome to join in the fun of Opening Day celebrations beginning Friday evening with a dinner and dance, and continuing Saturday with a flagpole ceremony, annual Sail Past, followed by activities and a barbeque.

You do not need a boat to enjoy Opening Day - just come down and enjoy the celebrations and camaraderie. If you do not have a boat and want to experience the Sail Past, we will work to find you a ride - just let the Club office know.

Click here to see the e-book Opening Day program, or check out the April Mainsheet.

Don't forget to reserve tickets through the Club office (email or phone) for the Friday night dinner and dance with the Sutcliffes - a West Coast homage to the Beatles.


Easter Pancake Breakfast

Sunday, April 20 - 9am to 11am

Join us for a short stack on Easter Sunday. Bring your children down to the club for fluffy pancakes, sausages and fresh fruit. There will be activities for children and the Annual Easter Egg Hunt.

The Pancake Breakfast is $10 plus taxes and gratuity per person. Reserve online or contact the office at [email protected] or (250) 592-2441.


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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Sign up for the Jibsheet!

If you aren't already reading the weekly club news in the Jibsheet each Friday you can now sign up online on the bottom of the RVYC homepage. You must be logged in to the website to be able to register. Please contact the office if you require assistance.


Paddleboards and Keelboat Bookings Online...

Did you know that you can book club owned Paddleboards and Keelboats online.

For Paddleboards, go here.  Cost is $20 for 3 hours of paddling fun for both Members and Guests.

For Keelboats, go here.  Keelboat rates can be reviewed here.