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Trace(s): The Royal Vancouver Yacht Club

Trace(s): The Royal Vancouver Yacht Club

1903: A modest start for a posh icon, the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club leases its first headquarters in the Vancouver Rowing Club’s dinghy house

The Royal Vancouver Yacht Club (RVYC) had racing in its DNA from the get-go. It started as the Vancouver Yacht Club in 1903, renting a cabin at the foot of Thurlow St. as its first clubhouse. The fleet boasted only 18 vessels, but Its first commodore, Walter Graveley, was a racer of stout heart and renown; a contender in the 1876 America’s Cup. A short time later, the members built a roomier, floating HQ, moored near Bute St., then towed it to Deadman’s Island in 1905. In 1906, the club was permitted to add the “Royal” prefix.


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Credits

Written by: John Wellwood

Researched and Edited by: John Wellwood and Todd Smith

Visual Design: Todd Smith

Voice Over: Todd Smith

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Trace(s): Max "Killer" Baer and the Final Night at Denman Arena

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Trace(s): Joe Patrick’s Giant New Arena

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