The Royal Newfoundland Yacht Club (RNYC) is located at Long Pond on the shores of Conception Bay, Newfoundland. Long Pond is a salt-water pond protected from the Atlantic Ocean by a barachois, which forms a natural breakwater creating a sheltered club marina.
The well maintained Club House offers complete kitchen and bar facilities for parties of up to 150 people. The dining room has an excellent view of Conception Bay, and the informal lounge area is a great place for socializing in the summer and fall. The Charles R. Bell Room, which is a meeting/lounge room with presentation boards and a board table for conferences and meetings or a lounge area with arm chairs and sofas for entertaining small parties, is located conveniently away from the dining room and the lounge. The downstairs area of the club is oriented to the needs of the boater with additional washroom, shower and laundry facilities available.
For boaters, social members and their families, shore based facilities consist of a large heated pool and a patio located adjacent to the Clubhouse. A lifeguard is on duty during the summer months. The pool area includes a playground equipped with swings, a slide, and a sandbox for the younger children, as well as a barbecue for informal summer dining.
Visiting boats are most welcome at the RNYC and we encourage all boaters, local or international, to come visit us and enjoy our hospitality. Over winter storage is also available for international yachts.
The RNYC runs a junior and adult sailing program from a facility on the Club property. Trained instructors provide sailing lessons during the summer months utilizing a fleet of Lasers, Laser II and Optimists sailboats. Adult classes utilize a fully equipped 27 ft sailboat. The headquarters are in the Phillip J. Keeping Building adjacent to the Club House.
The Canadian Coast Guard staffs an Inshore Rescue Base, covering Conception Bay during the boating season. The Base is located on Club grounds and provides rescue services utilizing inflatable Fast Rescue Craft (FRC’s) based at the Club’s front wharf.
A wide variety of social activities are organized at RNYC throughout the year. These include traditional events such as the Sail Past, Race Week, New Members’ Night, Power Boat Poker Run, and Christmas parties as well as special dinners and dances. Cruises to various locations inside and outside Conception Bay are also held during the boating season.
The Club continues to expand its infrastructure for the storage and maintenance of members’ boats. A 50-ton travel lift is used for haul-out and launch and smaller boats are positioned using a hydraulic cradle trailer. A hydraulic lift is also available to step and unstep masts.
The marina can accommodate approximately 140 boats from 20 ft. up to 60 ft. in length. Slips have shore power and water and the main wharves are lighted. Diesel and gasoline are available at the fueling dock. The Club does not provide moorings, but space is open in the pond adjacent to the wharf area. Club members generally use the service wharf for loading and discharging of passengers and supplies. A launch way in the travel lift bay can be used for the launching of small boats and dinghies from trailers for our members.
RNYC is an affiliated club of Sail Canada and all members are encouraged to support Sail Canada and the provincial sport governing body, Sail NL.
The members of the Royal Newfoundland Yacht Club are justifiably proud of their facilities and welcome inquiries from boaters and all those who enjoy the relaxed atmosphere which exists at Canada’s most easterly yacht club.