Welcome to the Nanaimo Yacht Club

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.

Current News

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Looking for SIN Social Event Coordinator

Hi Everyone

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)

Twelve years ago Brandy was diagnosed with two brain tumors. With surgery, radiation and chemo she came through with flying colors. She was able to return to school, get her degree and an awesomejob. Two years ago her vision deteriorated and the doctors determined the cancer had returned.
She was treated with the strongest chemo the human body can take and two stem cell transplants.It worked, the cancer is gone.
As she was recovering her left leg started to get weak and over the next three months it had progressedto her whole left side. It was like she had a stroke in slow motion. The doctors determined she has radiation necrosis from treatments she had twelve years ago that has blocked the blood
supply to the area of the brain that controls the left side and the only hope they have are treatments in a Hyper Baric Chamber. These treatments are not covered by government medical. Brandy is totally dependant on her parents right now and after the initial treatments in the chamber they have seen an improvement in her speech.
For all those wishing to volunteer this evening or make donations please contact Commodore Terri-Lynne or Vice-Commodore Pat

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

WebSite: www.fishermansresortmarina.com

Cruise Notice Symphony Splash 2015 (Date Sensitive)

This is an early notice for anyone interested in attending the Symphony Splash in Victoria next summer.  Symphony Splash, for your information, is a performance of the Victoria Symphony, on a barge in Victoria Harbour, the evening of Sunday August 2nd.  It’s a huge public event; tens of thousands of spectators jostle on shore to observe the show.  As boaters, we have the opportunity to get moorage on the same dock the Symphony barge is moored to.  Being on a dock gives us moorage with secured access, right in the center of the action.  To secure moorage at the Causeway Dock (in front of the Empress Hotel), participants need to get their reservations in as soon as reservations open on January 2nd at 0900 hrs.  Either phone in to the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority (250.383.8326 ex 265), or email; they need the information that is on their online form at: http://gvha.ca/reservations.php.   Moorage is limited, rafting may be required.
Shelley and I will act as Cruise Leaders for this event.  We plan to have a potluck appetizer and a dinner over the weekend, otherwise leaving attendees to enjoy the event, friends, and downtown Victoria. If you are cruising southern waters next summer, and feel you can commit to attending this event (this event requires commitment, it is a 10 to 15 hour trip for most folks), we’d like you to join us.  Please sign the sheet in the Clubhouse, and we’ll start a group email to keep everyone connected and informed (and I can send you the contact info by email!).   You can call me with questions at 250-753-0868.
Rob Wiebe, and Shelley Boese

Nanaimo Boat Show Planned For March 2015 At New Location

Nanaimo’s brand new premiere marina, the Waterfront Suites and Marina today announced that it has taken over as
host of the Nanaimo Boat Show at its brand new facility. Organizers said the Nanaimo Boat Show will be held on
27-29 March 2015.
See PDF Below for more Information

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.

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