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

Sea of Lights

Planned for Friday, December 5, this will be the ninth time the Club has sponsored the Sea of Lights. Last December, we unfortunately had to cancel the parade at the last minute due to severe weather, but the boat decorating, judging and awards dinner were still a great success.  The previous year more than 2,000 people lined Willows Beach and Gyro Park to watch the superbly-decorated HMCS Oriole lead the parade of gaily-lit boats.

 The Salvation Army collected a bumper hamper of donated foodstuffs and the Kiwanis provided free-by-donation hot chocolate and cookies at the Willows Beach pavilion. Let's make up for last year's disappointment, with a bigger than ever turn-out. It's now become a key Christmas season starter event for Victoria.

All participating yachts must register and provide an email contact. This will be used to circulate up to date operations plans and other important changes to arrangements  caused by weather and other contingencies.

Please note, you will need to be a guest of a member or member of a reciprocal club to participate in the post-event dinner. Register early as this is a popular event and sells out quickly. Cancellations must be received by Friday, November 28, 2014. 


Click here to go to the registration page.  You will need to log in to view details and to register.
















Christmas Brunch

Join us on Sunday, December 14 from 11am to 1:00pm for a festive Christmas buffet featuring a variety of breakfast items, fresh fruit, local cheeses, salads and carved turkey.

Tickets are $28 per person plus taxes and gratuity. Please contact the office to reserve at [email protected] or (250) 592-2441.


Staff Gratuities Fund 

The Executive Committee invites you to contribute to the Staff Gratuities Fund as a tangible way of expressing your thanks for the Staff's service during the past year. The gratuity is divided up between the full-time and part-time year round staff. Foreshore, Administration, Accounts, Sailing and Kitchen Staff all have a share. Servers and the General Manager are not part of the gratuity pool. 

Click here for the Staff Gratuity Form


Children's Christmas Party

Children and Grandchildren of members, who are age 2 to 10 years old are invited to the clubhouse on Saturday, December 13 from 1pm to 3pm for the Annual Children's Christmas party. Activities will include Gingerbread House decorating and a visit with Santa!

There is no cost for this event but we request an unwrapped gift to be donated to a child in need. Please bring a wrapped gift for your own child with his or her name clearly marked on the label.

Tea, coffee and refreshments will be provided. Please register with the office. Please include the number of children and their ages.


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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