NEW for 2015
Our new Buy & Sell area allows NYC members to post items for buying and selling.
NEW for 2015
Anyone can view our new Member Photo Galleries. If you are a Nanaimo Yacht Club member you can share some photos!
About Nanaimo Yacht Club
Established in 1931 to encourage the sport of yachting, to foster seamanship and navigation, and to provide and maintain a suitable clubhouse and moorage facilities for the use and recreation of its members.
A historic maritime city located in central Vancouver Island, Nanaimo is closely associated with the sea. The Nanaimo Yacht Club is an integral part of this community, with approximately 750 members who enjoy benefits such as a modern clubhouse and first rate moorage. By volunteering for administrative and maintenance positions, the members have achieved a 1st class facility and very attractive rates.
The Nanaimo Yacht Club is clearly indicated on the Nanaimo Harbour chart at the south end of Newcastle Channel and just north west of the main anchorage.
Applications for membership are being accepted from anyone who has attained the age of 19, who resides in the area defined as School District 68 or School District 69; who followed the prescribed procedure, paid the prescribed fees and has been accepted for membership by the Executive Committee.
Associate memberships now available per the following criteria.
ASSOCIATE MEMBER – a person who has attained the full age of 19 years, who has followed the prescribed procedure and has been accepted by the Executive committee. An Associate member shall not vote, hold office, chair any committee, have moorage, or acquire Seniority with respect to moorage, and shall have not interest in any property of the Club. They shall be entitled to attend all General Meetings and enjoy all other facilities and functions of the Club, with the exception of Reciprocal clubs and outstations. An Associate Member may fly the club burgee and may apply for Regular membership upon request, and payment of the appropriate fees.
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Looking for SIN Social Event Coordinator
This year’s Snake Island – Nanaimo (SIN) regatta is on July 4 & 5, 2015.
Getting involved in the planning for our annual SIN regatta is a great opportunity for either new or long-standing members of the NYC. This is a fun event that brings in locals and visitors from as far away as Anacortes & Seattle. Over the years, our SIN regatta has evolved and adapted to the changing culture of sailboat racing on the water, and shore side there is plenty of opportunity for creativity and showing visitors how great of a host the NYC is.
This is a fun opportunity that involves working with other volunteers on the shore side of the event - planning a few meals and entertainment, as well as assisting the Race Chair (David McCallum) and NYC staff with registration, and administration of one of the NYC's big annual events - the SIN regatta.
We would like to thank Dave Maudie for his tireless work for the past SEVEN YEARS heading the social side of the SIN weekend. Unfortunately he is stepping down from these duties this year, so we desperately need someone to volunteer to take on this very important position IMMEDIATELY, as time is of the essence to get everything planned and in place for the July weekend.
Please if you are at all interested in helping fill this position contact me as soon as you can.
NYC Fleet Captain
Welcome Jon Rose, Our Sail Training Administrator
We are very pleased to announce the hiring of our new Sail Training Administrator, Jon Rose. He started with us on January 28th. He comes to us with all sorts of qualifications, and we are all excited to get the sail training programs and our junior programs underway. On a very positive note, these programs are already on track for another great season.
WE CAN ASSIST BRANDY'S CHALLENGES (NYC caretaker Rusty's daughter)
NYC Juniors Win 2nd & 3rd at Pumpkin Bowl Regatta
A hearty (though belated) congratulations to our juniors Ben Daniel, Abby Brown, Jonathan Kelly and Maxine Therrien, who attended the Pumpkin Bowl Regatta October 18-19, 2014, at West Vancouver Yacht Club. Ben and Abby took 2nd place in the 420 class with Jonathan and Maxine taking 3rd. Well done!!
Pender Harbour, Fisherman's Resort Outstation Reinstated
During the January General Meeting, the membership voted and passed the reinstatement of our Outstation in Pender Harbour.
Our members can stay for two nights per season from June to September.
Reserve ahead by calling: 604-883-2336
Cruise Notice Symphony Splash 2015 (Date Sensitive)
Nanaimo Boat Show Planned For March 2015 At New Location
Learn to Sail at NYC!
Have you always wanted to learn to sail? Did you know NYC offers Sailing programs for Adults, Children and Youth ages 5-18!
Recreational Dinghy Sailing
Non-structured sessions provide those with Basic Sailing Skills with an opportunity to sail purely for fun in a safe and supportive environment. An instructor will be on hand to help with equipment and to monitor safety. This is NOT a Learn to Sail Program. Participants must be able to self-manage and follow directions to participate.