Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club

"On or by the Sea, the Friendly Place to be"

Social Actitivies

Opening Day/Sail Past

Boating season formally gets underway with a festive gala featuring the traditional blessing of the fleet, salute to the Commodore, and racing followed by dining, great music and dancing. 

Commodore's Ball

Our club's outstanding social evening, meant to celebrate our new Commodore, with a superb dinner followed by dancing. 

New Year's Eve

An elegant way to celebrate New Year's eve with friends at your club and a fantastic meal. 

Speaker Series

Every second Thursday during the winter a speaker presents something of general interest such as: boating adventures in various parts of the world, unusual travel, and scientific and oceanographic topics. Participate in a buffet dinner prior to the presentation, or just show up and listen to the speaker. 

Sail Racing

Every Wednesday evening from May to September and Sundays during the rest of the year, about 20 boats participate in friendly races while playing the shifting winds and currents around the islands off Sidney. In addition, the club organizes the Patos Island race in the spring, and a club regatta in the fall.

Entertainment Nights

Entertainment nights are usually held once a month and the entertainment will vary from jazz to soft rock to the ever popular jamming sing alongs.

Club Cruising

Several weekend rendezvous are arranged to local and US marinas and parks each season. These are primarily social events, staying at a single location. 

Sunday Afternoon Walks

From October through April, walkers, dogs, friends, and family explore Greater Victoria. The walks are a chance to keep up with old friends, make new ones and get some exercise in the bargain.  And, many of the walks end close to the clubhouse so that the walkers can recover over a pick-me-up!

New Member Events

An opportunity to meet and mingle with new members and enjoy the food, drink and camaraderie. 

Flotilla Cruising

Join the long flotilla cruise during June and July to areas such as Puget Sound, the Broughtons, Desolation Sound, Haida Gwaii, or even around Vancouver Island. The summer flotilla cruise in late July to early August visits various locations in the southern Gulf Islands while early September finds the fall flotilla in the San Juan Islands or the Vancouver area.

Volunteer Work Parties

Usually held monthly throughout the year, volunteers are encouraged to show up to help spruce up the club, tidy the grounds, and generally help out with whatever needs doing. Besides "doing your bit", it is a great chance to make new friends. 

Park Hosting

Throughout July and August, volunteers act as park hosts at Parks Canada's Beaumont mooring field located in Bedwell Harbour. 

Junior Sailing

Junior members can participate in the sail racing previously outlined, as well as in the junior sailing program from May to September. 

Sailing School

Each July and August, approximately 140 youngsters between the ages of 5 and 18 learn to sail. 

Land Cruises

Tours and social events - some local and some out of town. 

Club Boats

All qualified club members can use the club-owned Martin 242 and the Capri 25 "Imagine", or any of the Club's sailing dinghies.

Education

A variety of education programs are arranged in the club's meeting rooms and include diesel maintenance, first aid for boaters, weather prediction, radio operation, pleasure craft operation, etc. 

Reciprocity

Enjoy reciprocal arrangements at over 100 local yacht clubs. Reciprocal clubs provide free or heavily discounted moorage for a day or two every year and access to their clubhouse, and we similarly welcome those visiting our club.

Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club is non-profit organization.
PO Box 2521, Sidney, BC V8L 4B9

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