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

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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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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SPOT Trackers now available for RVYC Members

 Summer cruising is now upon us!

 There are many members heading off to wonderful destinations. Some folks are going to the unique and exciting “Music by the Sea” festival in Bamfield July 6 to July 14, and then on to explore more West Coast areas. Several are headed further north through the Inside Passage and beyond, others to Desolation Sound, or south to Puget Sound. All are sure to have many memorable times. Some members are taking the opportunity to rent a SPOT transponder from the club so family and friends can follow their adventures. The web site to follow them is


How & Where to Get Them


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.