Major renovation helps RVYC win Club of the Year

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Recently recognised as the 2017 Club of the Year (medium club category) by the Canadian Society of Club Managers, Royal Victoria Yacht Club (RVYC) – which is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year – is fresh from extensive refurbishment of its two club marinas. Carol Fulford invited general manager, Simon Gatrell CMM, to talk shop.

Recently recognised as the 2017 Club of the Year (medium club category) by the Canadian Society of Club Managers, Royal Victoria Yacht Club (RVYC) – which is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year – is fresh from extensive refurbishment of its two club marinas. Carol Fulford invited general manager, Simon Gatrell CMM, to talk shop.
   It all started with a birthday.
   In 1888, eleven yachtsmen in and around the Canadian city of Victoria decided that a sailing race should be part of the festivities that marked Queen Victoria’s 24th May birthday – the national Victoria Day holiday. The result was the first organised yacht race in British Columbia and it was a highlight of the celebration. People were keen to continue the racing season and on 8th June 1892, 46 yachtsmen founded the Victoria Yacht Club.

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