The Tysons enjoyed a lovely evening at the Club at one of the two restaurants and reported that the Club was formed in 1903 and received its Royal Warrant in 1906. The Club house has a spectacular view of the harbor and the Vancouver skyline. With over 5,000 members, this is a very active organization with a wide variety of activities, including several sailing programs and a full regatta schedule, The huge marina with several hundred slips all full, with mostly sailing craft, is at the Point Grey location with the main Clubhouse. Besides this facility, the Club boasts seven additional "offshore stations" scattered around the area in strategic locations some more than 50 miles away, all with docks, dock staff, and facilities, including restaurants.
Despite an overcast afternoon and a light intermittent drizzle, the sun peeked through to highlight some of the buildings in downtown Vancouver in a view from the third story deck.
I would encourage members to when traveling to other States or countries, make an effort to visit yacht clubs. It is interesting and often enlightening chatting with other Commodores and flag officers and more often than not you receive the warmest of welcomes. Sometimes, just a simple telephone call is that's needed, but a nicely written letter always draws attention.
Vice Commodore Peter Tyson