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!
The Royal Kennebeccasis Yacht Club is just that – a club – and that means its character is composed of all of us – the members.
The Club is not a commercial organization providing services to customers, rather it is a collection of individuals enjoying a common purpose engaged in the joy of boating on our glorious river system and each contributing in their own way to the collective soul of the Club. We are members helping members. Volunteerism is alive and well at the RKYC, and without it we could not have what we have. I’m proud to be part of an organization that holds this value as core to its purpose. What could be a better reason for new folks to join our Club?
For the second year in a row we’ve experienced a “100-year flood.” The Club’s employees and volunteers were once again tested to the limit and beyond. Thanks to foresight and hard work, the Club and the property came through with only minimal damage. While we hope that this is not the new normal, we’ll need think about what the longer-term effects of climate change may mean for us. Your Executive will be doing just that in the days and weeks ahead.
For me, involvement with boating started at an early age. I’ve been hanging around this club since I was very small. Sailing, racing and boating in general at this club has had a very significant, positive influence on my life and that of my family. It can be for you and yours as well. Boating is a great way to make family memories which last a lifetime, and which will carry into the next generation. Our future depends on it!
The RKYC continues to have so much to offer, including an active marina, a full entertainment schedule and a thriving Learn to Sail program - for both adults and juniors. Our new 75-ton travel lift is also proving it’s worth and has enhanced our boat handling services considerably.
The RKYC is also a great place for visiting cruisers on their way to enjoy our beautiful river system – the St. John and Kennebecasis rivers – with their many bays and connected lakes. Our river system is truly one of the best areas to boat and sail anywhere in the world. Many cruisers have visited and enjoyed their time at our facilities.
In conclusion, I am looking forward to a great 2019 season. I am proud to serve, and proud to belong to the RKYC. Welcome to our Club!
Richard Oulton - Commodore RKYC