Welcome to the Nanaimo Yacht Club

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.


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Current News

Inter-club Corn Roast Thedis Island

Just a friendly reminder to register at Telegraph Harbour Marina for the Labour Day Interclub Corn Roast.  Details below.

This year’s festivities will be as follows:

  • Arrive Fri. Aug 31st. and leave Mon Sep 3rd.
  • Costs are 20.00 per adult and 8.00 per child for the weekend.

Please see attached Itinerary.

Enter your name on the sign-up sheet at the yacht club as well as CALL Telegraph Harbour Marina at 1 (800) 246-6011 or 1-250-246-9511

Looking forward to seeing many of you again and having as great a time as last year.  This year we have booked Andy McCormack to providelive entertainment on Saturday night.

Please see reservation info from Telegraph Harbour Marina below.

August 31st, September 1st and 2nd  2018  Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Depart Sep 3rd., Monday

Only Boats moored at the Marina are able to participate in this Event

We have reserved all the available dock space for the Interclub group – approximately 60+ boats.  We will hold these spots until 1 week prior to the event (August 24) and then it is “first come, first served”. Each individual member is responsible for phoning in their reservation and holding it with a credit card. We do not take reservations via email.

Our toll free number is 1 (800) 246-6011. Due to it being a holiday weekend there is a minimum of a 2 night stay. There is also a 7 day cancellation policy as this is the largest event of the season with a substantial waiting list.

Members need to cancel by 9 am on Thursday August 23rd. so as not to be charged.

As per last year if we fill up the dock space then med mooring will be available.

Come and have a blast !!  You deserve it.

Gabe Fekete -for Nanaimo Yacht Club (NYC)


Membership Boundaries, Fees and Payment Changes

NYC By-Laws changed to include extended Membership Boundaries.

At the June 2017 General Meeting the boundaries where a person must reside within to be a member of NYC was changed and now is defined as Vancouver Island, and the Gulf Islands in British Columbia.

Besides the Boundary change the cost to becoming a regular member was also changed and now is based on the age of the person applying for membership. 

Ages are inclusive:

  • 19 to 25 years   $1,000.00
  • 26 to 40 years   $1,500.00
  • 41 plus years    $2,000.00 

There's more.....  the Regular Membership Fee's can be spread over 2 years.

For more information contact us at:  NYC Office: 250-754-7011 or Email: nyc@nanaimoyc.ca


Nanaimo Yacht Club is now accepting applications for NEW MEMBERS

Contact nyc@nanaimoyc.ca for more information

Depending on the size of the boat, some new members are even getting moorage right away!

Even if a new member doesn't receive a slip assignment right away, the benefits of membership include: use of our outstation(s), reciprocal moorage and facility access at other Yacht Clubs, lots of members-only events, access to our own lovely facilities, and more! 

Website Links

You can now find links to other websites from our site.  Links can be found under the menu option NEWS at the top of the page, or at the bottom of the siderbar panel on the home page, or you can click here to jump the page!

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!

Click here to see all the courses we are offering this year.

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.

NYC International Yacht Training

Click Here to visit the International Yacht Training website

NYC Racing has a mailing list!

NYC Racing email list has modernized and there is now a sign up form on the website. Check it out here.

Sign up for latest news and updates on NYC club racing and other events in the region.

Margaritaville 2018

Margaritaville 2018 at Spring Island Marina
August 17,18 & 19th
Welcome everyone to the 2018 Margaritaville.
Friday night will be appy night if everyone could bring a little something to share on the docks.
Saturday and Sunday mornings there will be coffee, muffins, etc. supplied by Nanaimo Yacht
Saturday morning feel free to walk up and explore the town, head to the market then come back
to the dock for the Margaritaville party starting at 3pm. Dinner Saturday night will be at Moby's
Pub for anyone who wants to join.
Please ensure you call Salt Spring Marina to book your spots & make sure to give me a call if
you have any questions. Look forward to seeing all of you there!
Salt Spring Marina - 250-537-5810
Jamie MacLennan - 250-713-0341
Please sign up on the list on the notice board at the Club.

Members Photo Galleries

View our Member Photo Galleries. If you are a NYC member you can share some photos!

Buy & Sell Page

Our Buy & Sell Area allows NYC members to post items for buying and selling.

NYC Buy & Sell Page
Logline Newsletter
NYC Membership Info
Nanaimo Yacht Club on Facebook

Are you a registered user of the Nanaimo Yacht Club website?

If so you can post items in our Buy & Sell area, share photos on our Member Photo Galleries, or even sign-up for yacht club events on our Event Listings page.

Login or create your own account (must be an NYC member) to utlilize these areas: click here.


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