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Royal Kennebeccasis Yacht Club
Established 1894, Royal Warrant 1898
Latitude 45° 18’ 21" N
Longitude 66° 22’ 17" W

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

Feb
27
Thu
6:00 pm Thursday Buffet @ RKYC Clubhouse
Thursday Buffet @ RKYC Clubhouse
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Thursday Buffet @ RKYC Clubhouse
White Wine Mussels, Roasted Lemon Chicken, Carved Prime Rib – $27.00 ~ Great food! Great Price for Buffet and Member Prices Bar! Great Friends! Phenomenal View! It truly is a fantastic deal! If you haven’t…
Feb
28
Fri
7:00 pm Friday Night at the Clubhouse – ...
Friday Night at the Clubhouse – ...
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Friday Night at the Clubhouse - Rock and Roll Cowgirl
Friday night the Clubhouse presents:  Friday for Rock & Roll Cowgirl We are a dynamic country and rock n’ roll duo from Southern New Brunswick! We have a blast singing the old classics as well…
Mar
5
Thu
6:00 pm Thursday Buffet @ RKYC Clubhouse
Thursday Buffet @ RKYC Clubhouse
Mar 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Thursday Buffet @ RKYC Clubhouse
Red Thai Curry Mussels, Massaman Beef, Shrimp Pad Thai, Cashew Chicken, Spring Rolls – $27.00 ~ Great food! Great Price for Buffet and Member Prices Bar! Great Friends! Phenomenal View! It truly is a fantastic…
Mar
6
Fri
7:00 pm Rum Tasting 2020
Rum Tasting 2020
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Rum Tasting 2020
  The annual Rum Tasting is back with a twist this year!  Join us at RKYC for a sit down tasting led by our very own Graham MacKenney.  Graham is a knowledgeable enthusiast and consumer…
Mar
11
Wed
7:00 pm Stop the Bleed
Stop the Bleed
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Stop the Bleed
  The RKYC is pleased to present to its members an opportunity to learn the skills that might save a life, with Dr. Hari Ondiveeran, on Wednesday, March 11th, at 7pm. Course is ~1 hour,…
Mar
12
Thu
6:00 pm Thursday Buffet @ RKYC Clubhouse
Thursday Buffet @ RKYC Clubhouse
Mar 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Thursday Buffet @ RKYC Clubhouse
Spinach & Feta Mussels, Lemon Chicken, Pork Souvlaki, Spanakopita – $27.00 ~ Great food! Great Price for Buffet and Member Prices Bar! Great Friends! Phenomenal View! It truly is a fantastic deal! If you haven’t…
Mar
13
Fri
7:00 pm Friday Night at the Clubhouse – ...
Friday Night at the Clubhouse – ...
Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Friday Night at the Clubhouse - Rock and Roll Cowgirl
Friday night the Clubhouse presents:  Friday for Rock & Roll Cowgirl We are a dynamic country and rock n’ roll duo from Southern New Brunswick! We have a blast singing the old classics as well…
Mar
19
Thu
6:00 pm Thursday Buffet – St Patrick’s Day @ RKYC Clubhouse
Thursday Buffet – St Patrick’s Day @ RKYC Clubhouse
Mar 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Thursday Buffet - St Patrick's Day @ RKYC Clubhouse
Beer and Garlic Mussels, Corned Beef and Cabbage, Brats and Sauerkraut, Lemon Haddock, O’Brien Potatoes – $27.00 ~ Great food! Great Price for Buffet and Member Prices Bar! Great Friends! Phenomenal View! It truly is…
Mar
20
Fri
8:00 am UNB Faculty of Business
UNB Faculty of Business
Mar 20 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
UNB Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business
8:00 pm Friday Night at the Clubhouse – ...
Friday Night at the Clubhouse – ...
Mar 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday Night at the Clubhouse - with Spinnaker Brothers
Friday Night at the Clubhouse – with Spinnaker Brothers
Mar
26
Thu
6:00 pm Thursday Buffet @ RKYC Clubhouse
Thursday Buffet @ RKYC Clubhouse
Mar 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Thursday Buffet @ RKYC Clubhouse
Steamed Atlantic Mussels, Maple BBQ Chicken, NY Striploin, NB BBQ Salmon, Baked Potatoes – $27.00 ~ Great food! Great Price for Buffet and Member Prices Bar! Great Friends! Phenomenal View! It truly is a fantastic…
Mar
27
Fri
7:00 pm Friday Night at the Clubhouse – ...
Friday Night at the Clubhouse – ...
Mar 27 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Friday Night at the Clubhouse - Presents Brian and Alison
Friday Night at the Clubhouse presents Brian and Alison      

 

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