Royal Victoria Yacht Club

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Royal Victoria Yacht Club
Burgee of Royal Victoria YC.svg
Short name RVYC
Founded 1892
Location Oak Bay, British Columbia
Website http://www.rvyc.bc.ca
Sign at the entrance to the Royal Victoria Yacht Club in Victoria, British Columbia.

The Royal Victoria Yacht Club is located along the shores of Cadboro Bay[1] in The Uplands a neighborhood of Oak Bay, adjacent to the city of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, and has facilities at Tseheum Harbour in Sidney.

History[edit]

The Royal Victoria Yacht Club was formed on June 8, 1892, and moved in 1912 to its current location, at the location of the old Hudson's Bay Company cattle wharf.[2] The Royal Victoria Yacht Club is the oldest yacht club in British Columbia.

Part of the docking area.
Gardens and sailboat masts.
The clubhouse at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club.

Through the years, the club has hosted a number of regattas and sailing races, including a racing program for young sailors[3][4][5]

References[edit]

[6]

  1. ^ MotorBoating. August 1921. pp. 39–. ISSN 1531-2623. 
  2. ^ Murdoch, G. "History of the Municipality of Oak Bay" (PDF). pp. 11, 189–192. Retrieved 27 December 2012. 
  3. ^ Andrew Hempstead (15 April 2014). Moon Vancouver & Victoria: Including Whistler & Vancouver Island. Avalon Travel Publishing. pp. 150–. ISBN 978-1-61238-745-1. 
  4. ^ Motorboating - ND. 1948. pp. 1–. 
  5. ^ "Victoria sea cadets off to nationals". Times Colonist, Apr 7, 2015.
  6. ^ "Swiftsure yacht race wraps up with near-record times". Cindy E. Harnett / Times Colonist, May 24, 2015.

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