Start by requesting an application. Fill out the application form and pay the initiation fee to lock in your seniority date & time. This is critical for Active members
After officially being approved by the board, you will receive your prorated invoice for annual membership costs.
When can I access the marina and clubhouse?
You have 24-hour access to the marina
Clubhouse is open to members to come in for a business meeting, work on their own, or just enjoy a cup of coffee from M-F between 11:00AM - 4:30PM. Check with the office first.
How long have you been around for?
It all began when some boaters, gathered at the Marina near the old Connaught Bridge, decided to form a Yacht Club. The idea was for a new Club near the city heart which, besides traditional boating activities, would offer an exciting social and recreational environment unique in the Downtown/False Creek core. The interest was shown in early 1981 plus a mail-out to boaters and landlubbers, resulted in the birth of FCYC. The Clubhouse opened in December 1989.
Do you own your marinas?
As at September 30, 2016, the Club has three moorage leases
Lot 143 Provincial lease which covers 34 berths (C-E) of the marina operation expires April 2037.
Lot 161 Provincial lease which covers 9 berth (F-G) of the marina operation expires November 20, 2051.
Concord Pacific Group Inc. lease which covers 66 berths of the marina operation that is renewed yearly.
What is an assessment?
The assessment is a pre-paid credit to spend on food and drinks in the lounge. It is billed at the beginning of the membership year (Oct 1st).
There is a minimum spend of a quarter of your assessment each quarter.
What amenities do you have?
Gated access to the marina
Free parking—certain restrictions apply
Licensed clubhouse dinner service
Washroom, shower, laundry, and garbage facilities
30A and some 50A circuits on the dock
Free use of SUPS, Kayaks for club members
How does parking work?
Our main lot is located by the entrance to the dock ramps and a smaller one by the washroom trailers. All parking spots belonging to FCYC are marked
Active members can park up to 8 consecutive nights while cruising. An extra day pass for guests is included.
Max GVW 10,000lbs
What is an outstation and how does it work?
Located at Union SteamShip Marina on Bowen Island
240’ ft of dockspace for Active & Cruising members
$5/night charge for each 30A circuit (must be paid to USSC marina when you sign in)
First come, first serve
Must show membership card and fly burgee
What are the cruising Stations and how do they work?
We have 10 approved cruising stations along the BC Coast. Active members can receive a reimbursement of up to $500 currently on moorage fees; Cruising members up to $250. (Prorated for new members), subject to annual budget and review.
Nanaimo Port Authority (NPA)
Page’s Resort & Marina (Silva Bay)
Ladysmith Maritime Society
John Henry Marina & Resort (Pender Harbour)
Mill Bay Marina
Poet’s Cove Resort & Spa (Pender Island)
Ganges Marina (Saltsprint Island)
Port Browning Marina (Pender Island)
Port Sidney Marina
Telegraph Harbour Marina (Thetis Island)
Can I rent the lounge for special events?
Yes, Members receive a 25% discount on room rentals during non-peak months (Oct-April)
During regular lounge nights, reservations are recommended for over 6 guests
Members can access the Club during the day for business/social meetings for no fee