Royal Vancouver Yacht Club

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Royal Vancouver Yacht Club' (RVYC)
Formation 1903
Legal status active
Purpose/focus advocate and public voice, educator and network for Recreational boating, and competitive sailors, coaches, volunteers and events
Location Vancouver,  British Columbia  Canada
Official languages English, French
Affiliations Canadian Canoe Association, Canadian Dinghy Association, Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons, Canadian Yachting Association, Bay of Quinte Yacht Club, Britannia Yacht Club, Island Yacht Club, Kingston Yacht Club, National Press Club, Nepean Sailing Club, Oakville Yacht Squadron, Queen City Yacht Club (Toronto), Royal Canadian Yacht Club, Royal Hamilton Yacht Club,
Website www.royalvan.com

The Royal Vancouver Yacht Club is a yacht club located in Vancouver, British Columbia. Royal Vancouver Yacht Club currently operates two marinas, the one at Jericho Beach in English Bay and another in Coal Harbour. The Jericho site includes a clubhouse, two restaurants, and berths enough for 350 as well as a dinghy dock, the Coal Harbour site has approximately 350 berths, some with covered moorage, and is also the location of the Mermaid Inn.[1] The club also has seven offshore stations in BC waters.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1903.[2] The club officially became the 'Royal Vancouver Yacht Club' in 1906. J. Kennerly Bryan and his partner Mr. Waterson designed the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club club house in Stanley park (1910).[3] The permanent yacht club located at Jericho Beach was opened 21 years later in 1927.[2] Fred Laughton Townley & Mr. Matheson designed the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club club house on Point Grey Road at Highbury Street in 1926[4]

In 1940-41, the Royal Canadian Navy Reserves scheme for training yacht club members developed the first central registry system.[5]

In 1970, George A Cran edited 'Annals of the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, 1903-1970' which was condensed and rewritten from records of G.B. Warren, first historian of the club, and the personal recollections of the members of the History Committee, R.V.Y.C., by Norman Hacking.' The Club Annals provides a history of the RVYC's "founding, granting of the Royal Charter, prominent early yachtsmen, racing contests and trophies, officers of the Club, and a general review of sail and power boat activity for sixty-two years in the waters of Burrard Inlet and English Bay, Vancouver, B.C., and Gulf of Georgia, British Columbia, Canada."[6]

In 1986, M. Watson MacCrostie edited 'Annals of the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, 1971-1985': an updating of the history of Club's members, boats, events and trophies as they appear (or have been amended) in the Year Books, Seabreezes and Annual Reports of the years 1971-1985. The information was taken and rewritten from the records and pictures in the Archives of the Club[7]

In 2003, as part of the Club's centennial celebrations, James P Delgado wrote 'Racers and rovers : 100 years of the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club.'[8]

Traditions[edit]

The Royal Vancouver Yacht Club has a collection of model yachts. 'My Calliope', for example, designed by naval architect Jack Hargrave was donated to the club on 31 May 2012.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.royalvan.com/club_facilities.asp
  2. ^ a b http://www.royalvan.com/club_history.asp
  3. ^ http://dictionaryofarchitectsincanada.org/architects/view/1231 J. Kennerly Bryan Dictionary of Architects in Canada
  4. ^ http://dictionaryofarchitectsincanada.org/architects/view/1360 Fred Laughton Townley Dictionary of Architects in Canada
  5. ^ http://collectionscanada.gc.ca/ourl/res.php?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&url_tim=2012-07-14T14%3A20%3A40Z&url_ctx_fmt=info%3Aofi%2Ffmt%3Akev%3Amtx%3Actx&rft_dat=893484&rfr_id=info%3Asid%2Fcollectionscanada.gc.ca%3Apam&lang=eng Royal Canadian Naval Reserve - Scheme for Training Yacht Club Members
  6. ^ 'Annals of the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, 1903-1970 (Vancouver, Royal Vancouver Yacht Club,1984)
  7. ^ M. Watson MacCrostie edited 'Annals of the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, 1971-1985' (Vancouver, B.C. : Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, 1986)
  8. ^ James P Delgado 'Racers and rovers : 100 years of the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club.'(Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 2003)
  9. ^ http://www.royalvan.com/announcements/history-committee-my-calliope 'My Calliope' model @ RVYC
  • 'Annals of the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, 1903 – 1965: A history of organized racing and cruising in British Columbia Coastal Waters' (Vancouver, 1965, Royal Vancouver Yacht Club)
  • 'Annals of the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, 1971-1985: A history of organized racing and cruising in British Columbia Coastal Waters' (Vancouver, 1986, Royal Vancouver Yacht Club)

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Coordinates: 43°40′29″N 79°23′59″W / 43.6746°N 79.3996°W / 43.6746; -79.3996