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For over one hundred and twenty eight years, the Royal Victoria Yacht club has been developing world-class sailors, along with a well-earned reputation as an enthusiastic and welcoming club, situated in one of the world’s best boating locations. Our strength has always been the people who have come together around their shared love of boating. We invite you to be part of this legacy through our RVYC Fund, created to support excellence in developing the many skills that contribute to enjoying time on the water.

The RVYC Fund has been established in partnership with the Victoria Foundation and will help support a range of sailing, racing and recreational boating activities at our club while providing you with the benefit of a tax receipt, issued by the Victoria Foundation, for your donation. Your donations to the RVYC Fund can be directed in one of two ways:
  • The first option is to build up capital in an endowment fund, from which the annual earnings will provide long-term funding for qualified ongoing club initiatives (eg. annual additions to the RVYC Racing Funds) as well as continuing to build the capital. Donations to build capital in the RVYC Fund can be made by cheque to the Victoria Foundation with “RVYC Fund - Capital” in the memo line, by credit card (phone 250-381-5532 and specify RVYC Fund - Capital) or in the form of publicly traded securities (see https://victoriafoundation.bc.ca/make-a-donation/)     
  • The second option is to pass donations through the Fund to a specific club project or activity that meets the funding criteria of Sail Canada or the BC Amateur Sport Fund, and has been approved by them, to support our instructional sailing programs, the club’s race programs or other training or recreational boating initiatives such as our present campaign to purchase two RS Quest dinghies.
Our club, in partnership with the BC Amateur Sport Fund, is aiming to raise $30,000 to purchase two RS Quest dinghies for recreational use by our members. These dinghies are stable and big enough for 2-4 adults, and will provide more opportunities for youth, families, members without boats and other members to get out on the water. They will be dedicated for recreational use by members, and can be reserved through the club’s online booking system.

We’ve raised $11,100 as of the end of January 2022 which is an excellent start, but we will need many more donations to achieve our fund-raising goal so the dinghies can be purchased and ready for members’ use this spring. A generous club member has offered to match the next $5000 donated by members to this campaign, to honour David Cook with whom he raced many years ago. This means a donation of $100 made now to the RVYC Fund will be worth $200 because of matching funds.

Donations can be made by credit card at https://victoriafoundation.bc.ca/rvyc-fund/, or by phoning 250-381-5532 and specifying RVYC Fund-RS Quest Project, or by cheque to the Victoria Foundation with “RVYC Fund – RS Quest Project” in the memo line. All donations will receive a charitable tax receipt from the Victoria Foundation. For more information about this campaign or the RVYC Fund, contact Past Commodore Connie Morahan at ctmorahan@gmail.com or General Manager Grant Pollard at manager@rvyc.ca