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.

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.

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.


Current News

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Tuesday, February 16th - PHRF-NW informational evening (NEW!)

Starting at 1900 there will be an educational evening about The Pacific Handicap Racing Fleet of the Northwest (PHRF-NW) hosted by 2nd VP and NYC member, Bill Allan.  This session will cover how PHRF works, how ratings are assigned and can be adjusted or appealed, and why we need a rating system in the first place. The evening is mean to be informal and question and discussion are encouraged.


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 Buy & Sell Page
Logline Newsletter
Nanaimo Yacht Club on Facebook
Standard Membership Form
Associate Membership Form
Junior Membership Form


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.