Our New Travel Lift

We offer a variety of marine services including launch/haul, berths, fuel and winter storage with rates for members and non-members.

Be a part of RKYC Racing!

As part of the fleet or part of a crew, racing is fun at the RKYC!

Learn to Sail at the RKYC

We have learn to sail programs for youth and adults. Our learn to sail programs are open to everyone.

Thursday Night Buffets

Join is for our Thursday night buffets. Our buffets are catered by Rivers Edge.

Clubhouse Rentals

Simply the most spectacular place in the Saint John area to hold your wedding, anniversary, birthday or office function. Available to everyone but Members receive substantial discounts.

Our Clubhouse Bar

Check out our well stocked bar featuring Hammond River on tap! Open Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays (in season) and for special events.

We Welcome Visitors

We welcome visitors to our club.  We have berths, moorings, fuel (diesel and gasoline), ice, water and pump-outs available for visiting boats.

Welcome to the Royal Kennebeccasis Yacht Club

The Royal Kennebeccasis Yacht Club was founded in 1894 and received a royal warrant from Queen Victoria in 1898.  Located at the intersection of the Kennebecasis and Saint John rivers, in beautiful Brothers Cove, Saint John, New Brunswick, the RKYC is the safest and best location to keep your boat on the Saint John river system!

Message from the Commodore!

 

On behalf of the members, executive and flag officers, I would like to extend a warm welcome to guests and future members of the RKYC.  Our long and storied history is only one facet that makes the RKYC a unique place from which to enjoy the St. John/Wolastoq and Kennebecasis Rivers. One of the oldest royal yacht clubs in Canada, with customs steeped in British naval traditions, the RKYC also has a vibrant social scene, laid-back atmosphere, and friendly and dedicated members.

While our marine service capabilities are always growing and improving, offering new and better options for boaters on the river, at heart, we remain a club and a family. Our members are our best asset and resource – filling volunteer positions on many committees, from marine services to entertainment, from caring for “house and grounds” to running charitable events. Members take pride in their club and can be found painting railings, tidying gardens, or fixing small issues on the docks. Without the drive and enthusiasm of our members, we could not have such great events as our always-sold-out Wine Tasting, Beer-and-Wing night, “Hanging of the Greens” and the Hope Floats charity fundraiser.

Our beautiful clubhouse is the hub of Friday night entertainment, Thursday night buffets, and post-racing socials and is in constant use both summer and winter. It is also one of the most beautiful venues for weddings, anniversaries, birthday party’s and business functions in the area.  We never mind sharing our clubhouse with others!

Our Learn-to-Sail program continues to grow and innovate and serves both youth and adults. Our young sailors learn the joy of sailing and are taught the skills to race competitively all over the Maritimes.  Adults develop the skills to become boat owners themselves, sailing both in dinghies and on our program’s dedicated keelboat. This year we instituted a trial Learn-to-Race program with students joining in our Monday night racing.

Ultimately, we are a family of boaters – both power and sail, from small dinghies to large yachts – brought together by a shared love of the rivers that we have the great privilege to cruise and sail. We are a group comprising those new to boating and those with a lifetime’s experience on the water. It’s always wonderful to see long-time members assisting those in need of a helping hand or providing suggestions for safe anchorages or sharing their knowledge of boat maintenance and handling.

I am truly honoured to represent the RKYC and I look forward to seeing you at the club this year and in the coming seasons!

Heather McBriarty - Commodore RKYC

 

Upcoming Events

Please note: Events have been cancelled/postponed due to COVID19 social distancing requirements.

Jun
17
Thu
all-day Launch 2021 – Boats & Masts
Launch 2021 – Boats & Masts
Jun 17 all-day
This a Club Designated Launch Date for Boats and Masts  – Register for launch or masts or both on the Service Order and Trouble Reporting System. You may have to register and or sign in…
5:30 pm Thursday Banquet with the Alehouse @ RKYC Clubhouse
Thursday Banquet with the Alehouse @ RKYC Clubhouse
Jun 17 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursday Banquet with the Alehouse @ RKYC Clubhouse
Reservations must be in before noon on the Wednesday before the banquet! Catering is provided by the Saint John Alehouse Coffee or Tea will be served tableside $46.00 Inclusive per person (Gratuity and Taxes Included)…
Jun
18
Fri
all-day Mast Prep & Informal Launch
Mast Prep & Informal Launch
Jun 18 all-day
On these days, the yard crew will be making masts available for preparation. They will focus on masts that will be required for launch in the near future (i.e., the next couple of launch/masting dates)…
Jun
19
Sat
all-day Endurance Race
Endurance Race
Jun 19 all-day
Endurance Race
The RKYC Endurance Race will be held on Saturday June 16th, 2017 Note this is a “Closed Race.” The scheduled time of the warning signal is as follows: Racing Class – Not before 11:25 hours…
Jun
21
Mon
all-day Launch 2021 – Boats & Masts
Launch 2021 – Boats & Masts
Jun 21 all-day
This a Club Designated Launch Date for Boats and Masts  – Register for launch or masts or both on the Service Order and Trouble Reporting System. You may have to register and or sign in…
6:30 pm Monday Night Racing
Monday Night Racing
Jun 21 @ 6:30 pm
Monday Night Racing
The Monday night races are for cruising class and is white sail only (no spinnakers). These races are meant for families and friends to get together and sail around a simple race course with enjoyment…
Jun
22
Tue
all-day Mast Prep & Informal Launch
Mast Prep & Informal Launch
Jun 22 all-day
On these days, the yard crew will be making masts available for preparation. They will focus on masts that will be required for launch in the near future (i.e., the next couple of launch/masting dates)…
Jun
23
Wed
all-day Launch 2021 – Boats & Masts
Launch 2021 – Boats & Masts
Jun 23 all-day
This a Club Designated Launch Date for Boats and Masts  – Register for launch or masts or both on the Service Order and Trouble Reporting System. You may have to register and or sign in…
6:30 pm Wednesday Night Races
Wednesday Night Races
Jun 23 @ 6:30 pm
Wednesday Night Races
The Wednesday night races host the clubs weekly competitive races. After these races, a social is held in the Club with video and photos of that night’s race. Each week a different crew hosts the…
Jun
24
Thu
all-day Mast Prep & Informal Launch
Mast Prep & Informal Launch
Jun 24 all-day
On these days, the yard crew will be making masts available for preparation. They will focus on masts that will be required for launch in the near future (i.e., the next couple of launch/masting dates)…
Jun
25
Fri
all-day Launch 2021 – Boats & Masts
Launch 2021 – Boats & Masts
Jun 25 all-day
This a Club Designated Launch Date for Boats and Masts  – Register for launch or masts or both on the Service Order and Trouble Reporting System. You may have to register and or sign in…
Jun
28
Mon
all-day Launch 2021 – Boats & Masts
Launch 2021 – Boats & Masts
Jun 28 all-day
This a Club Designated Launch Date for Boats and Masts  – Register for launch or masts or both on the Service Order and Trouble Reporting System. You may have to register and or sign in…

 

Weather Information & Webcam

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RKYC Webcam
Localized Marine Forecasting - Includes wind, waves, and precipitation
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