updated February 23, 2015.
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 More information
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 nineteen years of age.
- Must demonstrate ownership of at least one-half interest in a boat over 16 feet in length, power or sail.
- Must reside on the lower portion of Vancouver Island, including the Saanich Peninsula and bounded on the north by Latitude 48°34.10 North.
- Will require a sponsor and a seconder 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 is $1,400.00 + GST of which a non-refundable deposit of $200.00 + GST would be submitted with your application form.
- Once your application is accepted by the Directors you would be numbered sequentially on the official wait list for becoming a member. Current wait list is approximately 7 to 8 years.
Capital 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!)