The Capital City Yacht Club has
an extensive history dating back to early World War II when the club
was organized as a civil defense unit. Over time the purpose and
objectives of the Club have changed to meet the needs of its members
and the community it serves. Today the Capital City Yacht Club is one
of the premier yacht clubs on south Vancouver Island providing
facilities and activities for its 300 active and social members.
Capital City Yacht Club has a very active
membership. The club is run entirely by volunteers who donate
their time in a variety of ways which helps keep our club operating
smoothly and looking good. There is always a talent that can
be put to good use with such a diverse club.
So if you are interested in becoming a member, here are the criteria:
- Shall be a person of at least
years of age.
- Must demonstrate ownership of at
one-half interest in a boat over 16 feet in length, power or sail.
- Must reside on the lower portion
Vancouver Island, including the Saanich Peninsula and bounded on the
north by Latitude 48°34”10’ North.
- Will require a sponsor and a
who is an Honorary Life or Active Member in good standing with CCYC and
who knows you personally. Your sponsor or seconder will provide you
with the required application form and will need to present your
application, in person, at a Directors’ meeting.
- Current initiation fee for joining
$1,200.00 + GST of which a non-refundable deposit of $200.00 + GST
would be submitted with your application form.
- Once your application is accepted
the Directors you would be numbered sequentially on the official wait
list for becoming a member. Current wait list is
approximately 6 to 7 years.
City Yacht Club is located on the south east side of Blue Heron Basin,
which is on the west side of Tsehum Harbour, Sidney BC. There is 100
feet of wharfage at the visitor's dock, as well as extra moorage
available during the summer when member slips are vacant. Beware! There
are sticks marking the channel to get to the yacht club. Depths are
near 5 feet at low tide. (Note that this is not at zero tide, so depths
may be even shallower!)