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
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.
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