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Calendar 2020

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Nov 21, 2020


The province of BC has made masks mandatory in all public spaces, but this new mandate will not change how we are operating here at KYC. Please continue to wear your mask while on KYC grounds, and refrain from gathering socially at KYC or in general.
The 2 week mandate was extended to the 7th of December, so KYC will be continuing our increased safety procedures, as well as the limited use of the club house, and the use of single person crafts only. Please stay tuned for further updates, but in general we will be  in accordance with Provincial Health Guidelines and mandates.
Thanks to everyone for wearing masks, staying apart, and following our guidelines, members have been amazing at following our new protocols, and I just want to say a huge thanks to everyone who is doing that.

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

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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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