In the Community

Special Children's Cruise

This unique event is a fun morning for children with special needs to have the opportunity to get out on the water and enjoy all the things that boaters enjoy. Aboard the MV Britannia, children and their caregivers/teachers from many schools in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley cruise False Creek, English Bay, and Coal Harbour. RVYC is grateful to the 15th Field RCA Band, personnel from Vancouver Fire & Rescue, the Armed Forces for their volunteer participation, and also to the generous sponsors who enable RVYC to continue this valuable community outreach programme.

Boat for Hope

RVYC is proud to support Variety The Children's Charity's annual Boat for Hope event in Vancouver. In the words of the charity, Boat for Hope raises "significant funds through the skippers plus corporate and community partners, while at the same time, providing a one-of-a-kind experience for children and their families."
Details - including photos and video footage - at Boat for Hope's website.

Easter Seals Charity Regatta

The National Bank Easter Seals Charity Regatta is produced by the BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities in partnership with the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club. For more information on the event or Easter Seal House Vancouver please contact the BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities at (604) 873-1865. For online information, visit Easter Seals Regatta or BC Lions Society.

ENVIRONMENTAL STewardship

Our Jericho Marina proudly flies the Green Marine BC flag. Our Home Port at Coal Harbour in Stanley Park has begun the process of becoming certified as a Green Marine facility, and we are working towards doing the same for our Offshore Stations. 

No more plastic bottles at regattas! We installed a water station on our One Design dock. Competitors from far and wide using our Jericho marina for regatta events are encouraged to bring their own refillable bottles. Our dinghy regattas even provide refillable bottles at a nominal cost so that everyone is in a position to help us reduce plastic waste. 

Other initiatives include composting, buying locally, seasonally, and from sustainable sources wherever we can, and growing our own herbs.