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Calendar 2020

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Nov 9, 2020


Dear valued member of KYC,


This weekend, a new 2 week mandate went into effect for the Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health areas of BC. This 2 week mandate is an effort to reduce the skyrocketing COVID-19 cases in these regions. The new orders will be in effect from November 7th at 10pm until Nov. 23 at 3 p.m.


Our goal throughout this 2 week mandate is to discourage the use of the club for any other reason than accessing the water. No social gathering will be permitted in club grounds in accordance with provincial and federal health mandates.


Under the new order, there are to be no social gatherings of any size with anyone other than your immediate household. It says this includes not only gatherings in your home, but also outdoors, at restaurants or at other venues. Dr Henry makes it clear that although walks and outdoor activities should be encouraged, it is important that these walks or activities do not turn into impromptu social gatherings. We ask that you the same when you come to access the water. 


The Kitsilano Yacht Club and its membership must strive to act under these new regulations, not only for the safety and health of our members, loved ones, and community, but because there is a risk of shutdown to any business or location that is shown to not be following these new regulations.

We apologize for the inconvenience that this may pose for and we ask that you practice patience as we all navigate through these unprecedented times.



KYC’s New COVID-19 Policies:


  • Wear a mask at all times while on KYC grounds unless medically exempt

  • If a person doesn’t live with you, you cannot take walks with, be on a vessel or congregate with them on KYC grounds

  • Keep a minimum of 6 feet or 2 meters from every person outside your  immediate family home while on KYC grounds

  • Clubhouse and grounds will be closed to member use after daylight hours, this is to make sure that the club is only being used to access the water, and not for social gatherings.

  • Do not gather or chat socially while on KYC grounds. It is important that we are able to keep the grounds and clubhouse open, so that people can access the water which is much needed for mental and physical health during these trying times. This does not mean that KYC should be a place of social gathering for any groups.

  • No entering the clubhouse unless there is a bathroom “emergency”, then, only one person at a time can enter. We have removed the carpet leading into the washrooms, please close the door when you enter the washroom/shower area

  • No use of showers, only washrooms one at a time in the clubhouse.

  • Only single person crafts should be used at KYC 




Here’s what coming down to the club should look like for members in this 2 week mandate period:


  1. Arrive at the club: masks on, sanitize hands

  2. Masks on until you launch the boats, refrain from using the shower or change room area.

  3. Stay 2 meters from everyone who does not live with you

  4. No use of showers, no use of the clubhouse unless it is absolutely necessary to use the bathroom, then one at a time. Respect the areas that we have roped off, they are under no circumstances to be used. This will be monitored staff, EC, and other members, to ensure compliance.

  5. Close the door to the bathroom while you are inside, to ensure no other person comes in while you are inside.

  6. Wash your hands and use hand sanitizer at every opportunity

  7. Use the clubhouse grounds only between the hours of daylight, to enjoy access to the water but not to congregate. 

Thank you for respecting the new policies from the “2 week mandate”, and other COVID-19 regulations. It is paramount that we all act with cooperation and solidarity for the health of the Club, its staff and members.

Please note that if these regulations are reported to not being followed, the club will have to take stricter lockdown procedures, with the strictest one being the closure of the club grounds. We request that every member “lead by example” by wearing a mask at all times, staying 2 meters away, not going inside the clubhouse, and not congregating at the club.


The Executive Committee and Management thank the membership for their efforts, consideration and resolution while facing the challenges of the pandemic.


Stay calm, stay safe, and stay kind.

Eleanor Hawkins
Operations Manager
Kitsilano Yacht Club

Bluenose Regatta is cancelled


Dear Members,


It is with a heavy heart that we announce the decision to cancel the Bluenose 2020 regatta, which normally runs the first weekend of November here at KYC. The Bluenose regatta is one of the best events in the bay, and a tradition well loved by all in the KYC community.


We concluded it is not practical to hold the Bluenose within the guidelines of the provincial health officer.  With the small launch space we have at KYC crowding is inevitable at a level that would not be consistent with the guidelines.  We also have safety concerns in the event sailors get too cold as we don't have hot shower capacity to handle more than one at a time if we are following distancing guidelines.  


Bluenose in its regular form would far exceed the 50 person limit from Public Health.  The numbers could be reduced a bit by sailors launching from Royal Van and Jericho,(once the boats are on the water not an issue, just the launching facility)  but even with these precautions in place, the event would draw crowds of participants, parents and volunteers, and it would be hard if not impossible to contact trace.


It is for these reasons that we have decided not to run Bluenose this year.


We hope that  in 2021 we can hold another great Bluenose regatta.


Thanks for your ongoing support of our club in this challenging time. We are working on ways to get all our members involved with the club, participate in programs and activities in a safe and socially distant way for the rest of the fall, and for next season.




Ran Vered, Fleet Captain KYC

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KYC COVID-19 Stage 2 Update


June 19, 2020

Dear Members,


Washrooms are available for single person occupancy.  The main clubhouse, kitchen, dishes and supplies remain unavailable for use at this time.  You’ll see new COVID-19 Stage 2 signage and guidelines are posted.    Please take the time to read them when you come into the club grounds.  As a club, KYC expects members, guests and visitors to take personal responsibility to follow the general advice of the BC Provincial Health Officer for their well-being and that of other members.  Remember, parents are responsible for their children.


The basics we are all used to now still apply to members and their guests:


Do not enter KYC if you feel unwell or have any cold or flu-like symptoms.  Stay home and take the COVID-19 self-assessment online here:  The link is also posted on the home page


Do not enter KYC if you have traveled outside BC in the last 14 days.

Gatherings of no more than 6 people.


Guests:  For the purposes of contact tracing members must email with guest name(s) and date of visit.

Wash your hands: a wash station is available by the gate.


Maintain 2 metres social distancing at all times.


Only use the pier, float and ramp to get your boat into or out of the water.


The outside deck is available for family or personal social group use (max 6 people).  Bring your own picnic supplies.  The kitchen and supplies are not available for use.


You are encouraged to follow provincial public health guidelines while at sea.


Co-op single person vessels, including the lasers, are available for Co-op member use starting Sunday June 5.  KYC Sailng Bosun Zenon has notified Co-op members of details.


More casual, on water events are coming soon.


That’s it for now,


Menno  Bos

Kitsilano Yacht Club


May ,28 2020
May 2020 Thursday Evening Virtual Regatta sailboat racing is now complete. 
Results available here:
May 2020 Virtual Regatta Series

Dear Members,

Since I can't talk to anybody in person right now I thought I'd start this blog for members only.
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From the Commodore's Deck

Commodore Menno

Kitsilano Yacht Club was founded in the summer of 1934 to foster amateur yachting on English Bay in Vancouver and encourage competition at the highest level. The club is home to many active one-design sailing fleets, including the Star, 5O5, Martin 242, Lightning and Cal 20 and outrigger canoe and SUP racing teams. 

Home of Pacific Reach Paddling


Home of Pacific Reach Paddling

Outrigger canoeing is a sport in which an outrigger canoe (va'a, wa'a, waka ama in Tahitian, Hawaiian, similarly in Polynesian language) is propelled by means of paddles. Outrigger canoeing has grown from its roots in Polynesia to become a very popular paddling sport, with numerous sporting and social canoe clubs established around the world.

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