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Members must use their FOB to enter KYC or register manually using the form below.
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Calendar 2020

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

Oct 18, 2020

Dear Members,

This is to notify you of a few changes to the protocols regarding COVID-19 safety, and to kindly remind everyone to follow the policies that have been set out by the board of directors.

I'd first like to thank all members for following protocol, and kindly reminding others to do so as well. Self-policing at KYC will be a huge contributing factor when the executive committee and myself discuss the safety of opening up more club amenities and hosting club events.

First of all, there is a new policy for the washrooms and showers. Due to some changes in the Back to Sport protocols, KYC is now allowing "bubbled cohorts" of up to 3 people to occupy the shower areas in the men and women's washrooms. A bubbled cohort means yourself and any other two people in your group of 6 close personal friends and family, who you live with or allow into your family home. 

You will see that there is now restraining ropes that go across the shower areas in both bathrooms, please string that up when you or your cohort enter the showering area, to remind other members who are not bubbled with you to wait their turn. If you hear or see anyone in the showering area, you are still welcome to use the washrooms (one at a time), then you may wait outside the bathroom area until the shower area is clear.

Secondly, members are reminded that there are still areas of the clubhouse that for your safety are closed to member use. These areas include the "dining room" with the tables, the "ball room" with the wooden floor, and specifically the kitchen. You are welcome to use the kitchen for its sink and to wash your hands, but refrain from using the stove, microwave, dishes, or fridge.

If you do place things onto any of the counter tops in the club house, please use some paper towel and sanitizing spray marked for general COVID disinfection, and sanitize the counters after every use. This also applies to the tables and chairs outside, please sanitize everything you touch after every use.

Please wash your hands or use hand sanitizer every time you come into the club house. The kitchen sink has had "no touch" functionality enabled, so the water will turn on if you hover you hand over the bottom left side of the sink. This will reduce the potential for re-infecting your hands after using the sink
Hand Sanitizer is provided at the front gate, and on the counter as you enter the clubhouse, please try to make a habit of using it every time you enter the club.

You are encouraged to wear a mask when you are inside the clubhouse, especially in enclosed spaces such as the KYC office, or the washrooms. Myself as well as  other members and their close family have pre-existing conditions or immune deficiencies which make us especially vulnerable. 

Continue to limit your social gathering group sizes to 6 people, and remain 2 meters apart from everyone on the compound and within the clubhouse. Please continue to fill out the contact tracing form when you bring guests into the club house, and consider downloading the COVID alert app by government Canada.

Finally, I want to thank everyone for their understanding and patience during this very weird time. We are all adjusting to the "new normal", and your consideration during this time is noted and greatly appreciated.

Take care and stay safe!

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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