The Comox Valley Yacht Club organize cruises for members in both sail and power boats every year during cruising season.
A Cruise plan for each new boating season is developed in January by the Staff Captain Fleet. Consideration is given to areas not cruised before, members' wishes and timetables for both working and retired cruisers.
Past cruises have taken members to the rapids north of Desolation Sound, Princess Louisa inlet, Lund and the Copeland Islands, the Broughton Archipelago, past Cape Caution as far as Alaska, south to Vancouver through the Gulf Islands and to Seattle through the San Juan Islands.
An opening rendezvous takes place at Ford Cove on Hornby Island, and a closing season rendezvous is at Squirrel Cove on Cortes Island.
A sample of our yearly cruises could be the following: a weekend in early May to Ford Cove on Hornby Island, a late May cruise to Okeover Inlet, a 'go north cruise' to the Broughton's in late June and early July, a mid-July cruise to the southern gulf islands, and finally an end of August cruise to Squirrel Cove on Cortez Island.
Lots of fun to cruise with other fellow boaters - big or small we take them all!
Short trips happen regularly to Henry Bay off Denman Island, Sandy (Tree) Island Provincial Marine Park and to Ford Cove and Tribune Bay on Hornby Island.
A mooring buoy is provided for CVYC members who are acting as Tree Island hosts during the summer and fall.
When the boating season is over the activities continue. Each month, the club has a TGIF or Social Saturday APPIE Night, with a bar and socializing. This is Free to all members.
There is also a monthly Tech Night with a speaker on a boating related topic such as boat maintenance, boating to Alaska, sailing in the Caribbean, provisioning a boat, boat safety, and stories about local trips as well as to exotic places.
There is one major event with a dinner and party once per month between September and March. Some examples are: Robbie Burns Dinner, Chinese New Year, St. Patrick's Day, Fall Harvest Festival, Murder Mystery, and the Commodore's Ball.
As stewards of Sandy Island Marine Park (locally known as Tree Island), we do a spring clean-up/picnic, and we act as park hosts during summer weekends.
Members are never lacking for something to do in this club.