Message from the Commodore
“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 RNYC Executive team is a group of volunteers dedicated to making the Royal Newfoundland Yacht Club and events run as smoothly as possible. We strive to provide excellence and transparency for the Club and continually work in the best interest of current and future members.
The Royal Newfoundland Yacht Club history began one lovely afternoon in August of 1935 when Arthur and Marjorie Johnson took Max Barbour canoeing at Long Pond. The Johnson’s wanted to fully show Max this beautiful sheltered haven with its many arms just 15 miles from St. John’s, and yet without a summer home on it. According to Arthur Johnson, Max’s mind took off like a rocket and he said, “Our maritime people must have a yacht club.”