Outstation and Cruising Stations
The ROYAL CITY YACHT CLUB's Outstation
The RCYC Outstation is located in the heart of the Gulf Islands at Salt Spring Marina in Ganges Harbour. A sign-in book is maintained for club members to sign-in year round. There are some limits to length of stay and outstation rules are here.
The Outstation is on a First Come First Serve Basis. Outstation rules are in effect from April 15 to October 15 each year
Salt Spring Island is a destination retreat for people of all descriptions and means. The island is home to a myriad of artisans of all disciplines, organic food growers, retirees and those who came for a visit and just never left.
Several small airlines operate scheduled and chartered flights from various harbours and airstrips. BC Ferries offer several sailings a day to the mainland and inter-island destinations, and there are a number of water taxis available for service.
Ganges is a perfect place to re-provision and no shopper will be disappointed with the variety and selection of goods to purchase or browse.
Restaurants suitable to any taste and pocketbook are within walking distance from the harbour. Live entertainment is featured during the summer months in an alfresco dining area that anyone moored on the village foreshore will be able to listen to.
These cover general procedures for all RCYC outstation and cruising station marinas. For specific rules check each marina.
There is no requirement to phone ahead or make reservations, however, in the case of the cruising stations if you don't, like any other marina you run the risk of not having a place to stay. This does NOT apply to the Outstation as you can tie up any time as long as there is space.
When you arrive at the marinas, the first thing to do is go to the Office and register. Make sure you have your Membership card as you will not be allowed to stay under the Outstation/Cruising Station arrangements unless you do.
Don't forget to sign out when you leave the Outstation/Cruising Station. This is important for tracking purposes.
Follow all the normal rules of the marinas.
Outstation and Cruising Station locations: