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The Royal Victoria Yacht Club

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The Royal Victoria Yacht Club was founded in June 1892 and is the oldest yacht club in western Canada. Our main clubhouse and marina is located on the protected waters of Cadboro Bay while our Tsehum Harbour marina is located in the nearby town of Sidney.

Our club promotes yachting, boating, navigation, seamanship and offers racing events, cruising excursions, moorage, kayak & stand up paddle boards rentals (free of charge), dining, themed events and much more.

The Royal Victoria Yacht Club is fun for kids from two to one hundred and two. With more than just a clubhouse facility, we can offer members something to meet every need.

For more information on the benefits of becoming a members, application information and frequently asked questions, please click the "Join the RVYC" button below.

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Sailing Opportunities

RVYC provides sailors with  easy and affordable access to weekly club races,  involvement with a variety of sailing fleets including dinghies and keel boats, and the opportunity to gain experience as crew in a variety of races and regattas.  As the host club of the Swiftsure International Yacht Race, RVYC also allows members to participate in and assist with a premier yachting event.

Cruising Opportunities

Power boaters and sailors have the opportunity to meet on informal cruises, or on the many organized Club cruises. Most of the cruises take place in the Gulf Islands.  Annually, there are also summer cruises for destinations farther afield, such as the West Coast of Vancouver Island.  RVYC has outstation facilities that members are able to book at no charge in Long Harbour on Salt Spring Island, in Friday Harbour on San Juan Island and in Shawl Bay in the Broughton Archipelago. RVYC members also have reciprocal privaledges with many other yacht clubs in the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere in the world.


Foreshore and  Club House Facilities

Members have access to a variety of facilities and services at the RVYC. For the active boater, there is the possibility of obtaining moorage at the Cadboro Bay or Tseheum Harbour docks. (Please note there is a wait list.) At the Foreshore in Cadboro Bay, there is dry stoorage for dingies, showers, laundry machines and a full shop with a variety of power tools that members can use while doing boat repairs. There is a ways and a hoist that can be booked if a member needs to haul out their boat for painting or repairs.  RVYC's sailing fleets are primarily raced out of the Cadboro Bay facilities.

At the Cadboro Bay Clubhouse, members can look forward to a variety of social events such as:  "cruising" dinners with guest slide shows, barbecues, dances, and special events for kids. The Clubhouse provides food services for members and their guests Wednesday through Sunday in the waterfront dining room or pub. Each meal is prepared by our in-house chefs. On special occasions such as Mother's Day, our chefs'  create extensive and creative buffets. The pub is open seven days a week.


Learning Opportunities 

Sailing instruction programs are offered for adults and children in a fun, safe, and positive learning environment. We offer the Canadian Yachting Association Learn to Sail standards as well as our unique Under 12 Program. Our program introduces basic sailing and racing skills, develops existing skills, provides advanced training, and improves confidence, all while you enjoy sailing in beautiful Cadboro Bay. The  Instructional Sailing Program is available to both members and non-members.   We also offer numerous technical lectures throughout the year, often open to non-members.



To encourage yachting, boating, navigation, and seamanship; To promote sportsmanship and excellence in competitive sailing; To provide facilities for the use and benefit of members; To preserve yachting traditions.