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Thanks to everyone who came out to support the

15th Anniversary of the

Easter Seals Regatta & Festival

Saturday September 10, 2011

Royal Victoria Yacht Club


View a slide show of the shoreside events.

This annual fundraiser supports Camp Shawnigan which provides a great service to kids with special needs. Over the past 15 years, the Easter Seals Regatta & Festival, a project of the BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities, has raised over $700,000

2011:  100 Years Royal


Events open to members and guests only


View a fascinating slide show

(assembled by volunteer RVYC webmaster Rob Milne)

showing the history of RVYC from the beginning, using archival and current photographs.


Schedule of Events for the

Royal Warrant Celebration

Friday, 29 April



.Download the 100 Years Royal/Opening Dayinsert from the April Mainsheet

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Souvenir Centennial Logo commemorative flags for sale!

Only eight flags available
$40 each plus HST

Order yours through Claire at the office




Phillips Brewing Company has created a souvenir Double India Pale Ale - RVYC Spindrift - "your other life preserver".

RVYC Spindrift: a Force 5 blast that will satisfy the saltiest sailor and perhaps even please powerboaters too!

Available in The Chartroom.
$6.70/bottle; includes souvenir centennial glass.

Very limited quantities available directly from Phillips Brewery, 2010 Government Street. Call before visiting: 250.380.1912.


About the Royal Warrant...

In 1910, the Victoria Yacht Club—which had been founded in 1892—requested an Admiralty warrant from the British Admiralty. The club had to meet the Admiralty‘s requirements that it be able to muster a fleet with a total of 2000 tons. While an Admiralty warrant might allow the club to fly the Blue Ensign, it did not bring with it the right to use the prefix Royal. For that, the club had to apply to the King. In March 1911, the club received a letter informing them that the King had granted permission for the Victoria Yacht Club to assume the title Royal. And as for the ensign, the Admiralty granted the privilege of flying on board Club vessels the Blue Ensign of His Majesty‘s Fleet defaced in the Fly with a the distinguishing marks of the Club. (It is the ensign displayed on the left in the 100 Years Royal logo, shown above.)

2011 marks the 100th anniversary of the Royal Victoria Yacht Club receiving its Royal Warrant.

Read a message of best wishes

upon the 100th anniversary

of our Royal Warrant
from our royal patron
HRH Prince Andrew
Duke of York