Royal Victoria Yacht Club

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3475 Ripon Road, Victoria, British Columbia, V8R 6H1

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About

Founded in 1892, RVYC is the oldest yacht club in British Columbia. Over the past one hundred and twenty years, RVYC has made significant contributions to the sailing, seafaring, and cruising communities of the Pacific Northwest and Canada. RVYC encourages boating through membership, learn to sail programs, school programs, a school sailing league and our sailing team programs. We are a member club that has activities open to the public and our members.

Services Offer

RVYC offers a variety of services including:

1. Learn to sail programs

2. Middle and senior school programs

3. Lower Vancouver Island Youth School Sailing League

4. Adult learn to sail

5. Adult Intro to Keelboating

6. Sailing teams for athletes 7+

7. Active keelboat race series

8. Crewing opportunities

9. Membership

Our Philosophy

Adventurous, inclusive and quality programs for the community. We value sportsmanship, excellence and sailing for life.

Learning Opportunities

Learn to sail programs are offered for adults and children in a fun, safe, and positive learning environment. We offer CANSail courses for kids as young as 4 years old, with our Optimist Wet Feet program, and those young at heart, with our Adult Learn to Sail programs including our Salty Sisters for ladies 18+. Our courses introduce basic sailing and racing skills, develop existing skills, provides advanced training, and improve confidence, all while having fun and enjoying the beautiful Cadboro Bay and Oak Bay. The Instructional Sailing program is available to both members and the public.

Our sailing staff are all certified Sail Canada instructors with extensive on water rescue and first aid training to ensure a safe and positive learning and training environment. All participate actively in the sport of sailing and include local and elite athletes.

Interesting Facts

1. RVYC Sailing Program was the 2011 and 2012 Sailing Program of the Year as recognized by Sail Canada. We received the Bill Abbott Sr. Trophy for our excellence in providing instructional and racing programs.

2. RVYC was instrumental in the creation and adaptation of the new Sail Canada Program.

3. Athletes from the RVYC have represented Canada in either an Olympic or Paralympic games for the last 60 years. This includes three participants at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games.

4. In 2008 our Head Coach was honoured as the Coach of the Year by Sail Canada; and in 2016 he received the Petro Canada Coaching Excellence Award.

Location

We are located just off of Beach Drive in the picturesque uplands nestled behind a grove of cedars. We are Victoria’s premier ocean access club. We are easily found via bus (UVIC 11), car, and bike or walking. Overlooking Cadboro Bay we have winds gentle enough for the beginner and challenging enough for the Olympian.

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September 12, 2016

The school sailing programs here were lots of fun and I learned a lot. Safety was always a priority and they had great teachers. They provided every opportunity for us to improve our sailing skills and let us try new stuff. It's been 4 years since my participation, but when I was there I never felt like I was wasting my time.

By: Chris Candell on September 12, 2016

The school sailing programs here were lots of fun and I learned a lot. Safety was always a priority and they had great teachers. They provided every opportunity for us to improve our sailing skills and let us try new stuff. It's been 4 years since my participation, but when I was there I never felt like I was wasting my time.

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