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

SEATTLE OPENING DAY LUNCHEON Friday, February 6 at noon 

The Seattle Yacht Club Trio is proud to present the 2015 Opening Day Theme, Myths & Monsters. The Admiral, Admiralette and Vice Admiral of the Seattle Yacht Club will join us in our lounge for a luncheon open to all members of the club.

This event is a early kick-off to the Opening Day season which culminates in Seattle on May 2, 2015. The a la carte menu prepared by Chef Andrew promises to be superb as usual and after the luncheon entertainment, in keeping with past years, will be memorable.

 If you wish to attend, please register online or email [email protected] with your member account number by January 30. This is a fun event and gets us all thinking about our own Opening Day celebration which will be held on April 24-25 this year.


REACHING BLUE - A film by RVYC's own Ian Hinkle

Thursday, January 22, 2015

 RVYC member, sailor and filmmaker Ian Hinkle will make a special presentation of his new documentary film Reaching Blue to RVYC members and other invited guests. 

Reaching Blue was produced by Ian Hinkle and Andy Robertson  in association with Ocean Networks Canada and CBC Television. The film has been seen at film festivals from New York to Istanbul, and will screen as a finalist in the Eric Moe Sustainability award program at National Geographic during the Environmental Film Festival in Washington D.C. (March 2015). 

By weaving together imagery from above and below our local waters with stories from individuals on the Salish Sea, Reaching Blue connects us to the changes happening in the ocean around us and sparks a dialogue about what these changes mean for our future. From John Steinbeck's old research vessel The Western Flyer, rotting in the back corner of a boatyard, to ocean researchers studying the ocean with cameras 3,000 metres below the sea, Reaching Blue provides a fresh look at the Salish Sea and some of the most important ocean stories of our time.

 "A film that will make you think long and hard about sea change."~ Graeme McRanor, Metro News

"Stunning Imagery"~ Scott Cunningham, CTV 

Thursday, January 22, 2015, 7:30 pm, RVYC's Main Lounge.

ADMISSION BY DONATION.All donations assist in further distribution of 'Reaching Blue' and help provide additional community screenings.


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


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.


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