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

BIG GULP! A Presentation on Humpback Whales

Nanaimo Yacht Club
April 28, 2017
Doors open at 7:00pm for &:30 Start
No Charge for Admission
They’re big, they’re beautiful, and they’re back from the brink of extinction! Join us on April 28th at 7:30 pm (doors open at 7 pm) for a discussion on the return of Humpback Whales to BC’s coast.                  
Presenter Jackie Hildering is a researcher with the Marine Education and Research Societyand wishes to share MERS’ work with those who are most often on or near the water to discuss how we can work together to better understand these giants and the risks they face (for the sake of boater and whale safety).
Information will include MERS research on Humpback feeding and rate of entanglement and efforts to increase awareness around avoiding collision and what to do if entanglement is witnessed.
As an educator, avid diver and underwater photographer, Jackie is also known as “The Marine Detective” with recent on-camera experience including being featured on Animal Planet’s “Wild Obsession” series and in the BBC productions “New threat to Canada's Pacific humpback whales?” and “Ingenious Animals”. She is the 2010 winner of the Vancouver Aquarium’s Murray A. Newman Award for Excellence in Aquatic Conservation.
It indeed promises to be informative and entertaining! 
See www.mersociety.org.

2017 Sailpast

Commodore Rob Wiebe invites you and your guests to attend the Nanaimo Yacht Club’s - 56th SAILPAST CEREMONY - Sunday MAY 7, 2017
1200 hrs     Meet & Greet and Guest registration
1245 hrs     Ready in Main Hall
1300 hrs     Piper leads group to Ceremony venue
1400 hrs     Vessels rendezvous for Sailpast
1600 hrs     Food, Cake, Coffee, Bar open
1800 hrs     Sunset ceremony
Guests are requested to arrive at the Yacht Club no later than 1245, and proceed to the hall in the upper level of the Clubhouse, 400 Newcastle Avenue, Nanaimo, B.C.


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! 

Nanaimo Marina Association's Presentation 2016-11-14

Story in the Bulliten Newpaper regarding the Nanaimo Marina Association's presentation to City Council. Members of the Executitive attent the meeting.


NYC International Yacht Training

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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.

Basil Hobbs Memorial SIN Regatta 2016 - Updates

Results and photos for The Basil Hobbs Memorial SIN Regatta 2016 are now posted!

View the RESULTS here and 300+ event PHOTOS here.

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.

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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