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. Your sponsor or seconder
will provide you with the required
application form and will need to present
your application, in person, at a Directors
- Current initiation fee for joining is
$1,600.00 + 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 to become a member
is approximately 8 to 9 years.
- When you become a member you will receive
a membership package and your seniority for
the moorage wait list begins.
- In-basin moorage at the club is based on
seniority days and available berth size,
your seniority starts on the day you become
a member. The current wait for moorage in
the basin is approximately 5 to 12 years
depending on the size of the vessel.
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 50 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!)