Welcome to the Nanaimo Yacht Club

Updated Sailing Programs


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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Easter Egg Hunt - Newcastle Island, April 20th

Dorothy Bollinger, Event Leader

Our winter snow fall will soon turn into Spring & Sunshine along with Easter. It's later this year, on April 20th.

Again our Nanaimo Yacht Club Easter Egg Hunt will be on Newcastle Island.  Our Mascot Easter Bunny will be there to see all the children collecting Easter Eggs, but not until 12 o'clock noon.

If you can volunteer, please add your name to the sign up sheets, or give me a phone call,  as many helpers are needed to put this event on. Please invite your family and friends to enjoy the day with you.  Come over early and enjoy our beautiful Newcastle Island,  before the event that starts at 12 o'clock noon behind the Pavilion.

Complementary coffee, hot chocolate and Timbits. Bring your Easter baskets, cameras and picnic lunch to enjoy before or after the Easter Egg Hunt.  Lots of room to enjoy kite flying, soccer etc.and there is even a children play area along with great walking trails around the island.  Don't be late for the Easter Egg Hunt and to see the Easter Bunny.


53rd Annual Sailpast

Sunday May 4, 2014
Come Out And Salute Commodore Dick Maclennan
12:45 pm – Officers Gather In Hall
1:00 pm – Officers Parade To Gate For Ceremony
2:00 pm – Boats Rendezvous As Directed
2:30 pm – Sailpast Gets Underway
4:00 pm – Gather In Clubhouse For Food And Drink


Once Upon a Time Dinner Cruise

June 20-22nd. See attached poster for more details including schedule of events.

You are invited to set sail to ONCE UPON A TIME... what was your favourite story as a child? SNOW WHITE, PETER PAN, CINDERELLA, LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD? The stories are endless.

We will be asking for volunteers to help make this event a success:

- Someone to organize morning coffee on Saturday and Sunday Morning.

- An activity/game related to the theme of the weekend for Saturday afternoon.

If you have any questions or would like to help volunteer, please call or e-mail: Roland and Shelley 250.729.0673 sheG@shaw.ca

Please sign up as soon as possible as space is limited.

Book your moorage with Ladysmith maritime society at 250-245-1146


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