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Schooner Cove Yacht Club

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About SCYC

Experience Vancouver Island with SCYC

Situated between Nanaimo and Parksville, on the east coast of Vancouver Island, members of the Schooner Cove Yacht Club enjoy racing and cruising for twelve months of the year.

Racing is a great way to learn about the intricacies and the joy of sailing. Our inclusive racing program welcomes all sailors, whether novice or experienced. You’ll find competitive series and regattas as well as fun racing.

The Schooner Cove Yacht Club has an active social program and features casual activities on the dock as well as organized events. We also provide educational oportunities.

Schooner Cove Yacht Club, through our Staff Captain, and other volunteers, organize cruises so members can experience the best of the coastal waters and enjoy the camaraderie of cruising with a group. We also have a large Reciprocal Program with many other yacht clubs and at present five Cruising Stations for members to utilize.

We welcome your application for membership – come and join us onshore and afloat.

SCYC Membership

Become a Member

Welcome to Schooner Cove Yacht Club. SCYC offers a variety of programs and events that will ensure you are active both on and off the water.

Members can access Cruising Stations at Pender Harbour (John Henry’s), Genoa Bay, Ladysmith Maritime Society Community Marina (LMS), Gorge Harbour , and Otter Bay Marina & Resort as well as an extensive Reciprocal Moorage Program with yacht clubs in British Columbia and several in Washington State.

Schooner Cove Yacht Club hosts scheduled cruises for power boaters and sailors to enjoy from June through September. There is a very active racing program that includes the June BMW Lasqueti Island Regatta (VIRS qualifier), competitive series racing from September through April, and single-handed events. Wednesday night fun racing takes place during the summer and club members always enjoy participating in the September Fleet Regatta.

Social functions are a great way to meet other boaters and there is a wide range of activities to choose from; casual BBQs on the dock, speakers, themed events, ladies  (YachtZees) and Gents luncheons, and the annual Commodore’s Ball. If you’re new to boating or to this area, learning from other members is a great way to gain knowledge and confidence.

Additional member benefits include discounts from some of our advertisers, a Yearbook published annually in March, and reduced moorage fees at Fairwinds Marina.

If you have any questions about joining the Schooner Cove Yacht Club, please contact the Vice Commodore/Membership Chairperson by email.

Download the SCYC Membership Application, fill it in completely and mail it to the address provided on the form. Your application will be reviewed and you will be contacted by an SCYC Executive member.

Join us – we’d love to have you on board.

SCYC Events


SCYC Racing 

Racing on Vancouver Island

SCYC hosts an active racing program based at Fairwinds Marina. Racing is the best way to learn about the intricacies and joy of sailing. Our inclusive racing program welcomes all kinds and ages of sailors, from experienced racers to novices. Enjoy the camaraderie, fun and exhilaration of yacht racing! Our skippers and crew compete locally and at other racing events in BC, Washington and Oregon.


  • Sunday Club Races during fall, winter and spring (handicapped)
  • Wednesday Evening Summer Fun Racing – ideal for sailors who like to race, or want to learn, but don’t want to get too serious about it
  • June Regatta featuring the BMW Lasqueti Island Race. This regatta offers competitive racing and draws boats from Victoria to Campbell River
  • September Fleet Regatta with the focus on fun

SCYC Cruising

Cruise with Us!

Enjoy cruising the eastern waters of Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland of BC area, and south into Washington and Oregon with organized cruises through membership with the club. SCYC has cruising stations at John Henry’s Resort & Marina (Pender Harbour), Genoa Bay Marina, Ladysmith Maritime Society Marina(LMS), Gorge Harbour Marina, and Otter Bay Marina & Resort (Pender Island). Members also enjoy reciprocal privileges at over 50 yacht clubs. A list of these yacht clubs is available in the Members Area along with a description of each.


Club Cruises are offered in spring, summer and fall. Join one of the cruises and explore the anchorages and marinas along the coast and enjoy the amazing camaraderie that SCYC is known for. The annual January 1st Sea Lion Cruise is a great way to kick off the new year. If you’re new to the area or new to boating, cruising with members offers a safe and friendly introduction to the coastal waters and to people with a shared passion for boating.

Become A Member

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