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The Royal Canadian Yacht Club

 
 
The Royal Canadian Yacht Club Marker - south-facing side image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 20, 2010
1. The Royal Canadian Yacht Club Marker - south-facing side
Inscription.
The province's first sailing association, the Toronto Boat Club, was formed in 1852 and two years later became the Royal Canadian Yacht Club. Dedicated to the promotion of yachting and naval interests, it initiated competitions which stimulated widespread interest in sailing and yacht design, and in 1860 instituted the Prince of Wales Cup, freshwater racing's oldest trophy. The Club was housed on Toronto's waterfront until 1881 when it moved to Toronto Island. This moved facilitated the club's continued growth. The R.C.Y.C. figured prominently in the formation of the Lake Yacht Racing Association (1884) for the establishment of uniform rules. The achievements of numerous members in competitive yacht racing have brought the Royal Canadian Yacht Club international recognition.

Erected by the Ontario Heritage Foundation, Ministry of Culture and Recreation
 
Erected by Ontario Heritage Foundation.
 
Location. 43° 37.289′ N, 79° 21.943′ W. Marker is in Toronto, Ontario, in Toronto County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Chippewa Bridge Avenue and Cibola Avenue. Touch for map. The marker site can be reached on foot, about a 12-15 minute walk due east of the Centre Island ferry terminal
The Royal Canadian Yacht Club Marker - north-facing side image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 20, 2010
2. The Royal Canadian Yacht Club Marker - north-facing side
The text is the same on both sides of the marker.
at Toronto Island Park. Marker is in this post office area: Toronto, Ontario M5J 1X8, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Andrew By-The-Lake (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Lake Light (approx. 1.8 kilometers away); The Royal York Hotel (approx. 3 kilometers away); The Bishop’s Palace 1818 (approx. 3 kilometers away); Little Norway (approx. 3.1 kilometers away); Mary Ann Shadd Cary (approx. 3.2 kilometers away); No. 2 (Centre) Blockhouse (approx. 3.6 kilometers away); The Battle of York 1813 (approx. 3.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Toronto.
 
More about this marker. The marker is mounted on a pole where Cibola Avenue and Chippewa Bridge Avenue (both more paths than roads, actually) intersect, at the foot of the bridge.
 
Categories. Sports
 
The Royal Canadian Yacht Club Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 20, 2010
3. The Royal Canadian Yacht Club Marker - wide view
The marker is visible in the shadows, to the immediate left of the pole.
The Royal Canadian Yacht Club - partial view of the marina from the marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 20, 2010
4. The Royal Canadian Yacht Club - partial view of the marina from the marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 19, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 782 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 19, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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