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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

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

Apr
8
Wed
2:15 pm Samuel de Champlain Cabaret
Samuel de Champlain Cabaret
Apr 8 @ 2:15 pm – 10:15 pm
Samuel de Champlain Cabaret
Samuel de Champlain Cabaret: Seniors Annual Spring Dance
Apr
10
Fri
7:00 am Black and White Concert Night
Black and White Concert Night
Apr 10 @ 7:00 am – 11:45 pm
Black and White Concert Night
Bland and White Concert Night – Details to follow.
Apr
17
Fri
7:00 pm Friday Night at the Clubhouse – ...
Friday Night at the Clubhouse – ...
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday Night at the Clubhouse - Aaron Gunn
Friday Night at the Clubhouse -presents Aaron Gunn Aaron Gunn is a recent addition to Saint John from Vancouver BC and brings a long history of rock and roll, blues and folk guitar to any…
Apr
24
Fri
7:00 pm Friday Night at the Clubhouse – ...
Friday Night at the Clubhouse – ...
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday Night at the Clubhouse - Mike Boyer
Friday Night at the Clubhouse presents Mike Boyer  
May
1
Fri
7:00 pm Friday Night at the Clubhouse – ...
Friday Night at the Clubhouse – ...
May 1 @ 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…
May
8
Fri
7:00 pm Friday Night at the Clubhouse – ...
Friday Night at the Clubhouse – ...
May 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday Night at the Clubhouse - Aaron Gunn
Friday Night at the Clubhouse presents Aaron Gunn Aaron Gunn is a recent addition to Saint John from Vancouver BC and brings a long history of rock and roll, blues and folk guitar to any…
May
12
Tue
all-day Pre-Launch Date – Boats Only
Pre-Launch Date – Boats Only
May 12 all-day
Pre-Launch Date - Boats Only
  This a Club Designated PreLaunch Date (Before the Main Launch) for Boats Only Prelaunch dates are dependent on the marina being completed and state of the freshet and are subject to cancellation. Pelaunch dates…
May
14
Thu
all-day Pre-Launch Date – Boats Only
Pre-Launch Date – Boats Only
May 14 all-day
Pre-Launch Date - Boats Only
  This a Club Designated PreLaunch Date (Before the Main Launch) for Boats Only Prelaunch dates are dependent on the marina being completed and state of the freshet and are subject to cancellation. Pelaunch dates…
May
15
Fri
7:00 pm Friday Night at the Clubhouse – ...
Friday Night at the Clubhouse – ...
May 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday Night at the Clubhouse - Bill Toner
Friday Night at the Clubhouse presents:  Bill Toner  
May
19
Tue
all-day Pre-Launch Date – Boats Only
Pre-Launch Date – Boats Only
May 19 all-day
Pre-Launch Date - Boats Only
  This a Club Designated PreLaunch Date (Before the Main Launch) for Boats Only Prelaunch dates are dependent on the marina being completed and state of the freshet and are subject to cancellation. Pelaunch dates…
May
22
Fri
all-day Main Launch 2020
Main Launch 2020
May 22 – May 24 all-day
Main Launch 2020
The 2020 Main Launch is set for Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the May 22nd weekend. If you want to be launched during the main launch, you must be registered with the office by May…
2:32 pm Season Kickoff – Roaring 20’s Party
Season Kickoff – Roaring 20’s Party
May 22 @ 2:32 pm – 3:32 pm
Season Kickoff - Roaring 20's Party
Season kickoff – Roaring 20’s Party

 

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