RCYC DRESS CODE

Members are invited and strongly encouraged to embrace the spirit and intent of the Club's Dress Code. The Dress Code will be monitored and enforced by Club Management and selected staff members. Members will not be permitted to board the Club Launches or enter the Club's Formal Areas if they are not appropriately attired. Certain "launch compliant" clothing items will be offered for sale at City Station to help Members who would otherwise be non-compliant. Staff members enforcing the dress code have complete discretion to decide whether a Member's attire is compliant or non-compliant. Members may not challenge staff members carrying out this function nor may Members challenge other Members over apparent dress code non-compliance issues. Members wishing to discuss dress code issues or incidents of noncompliance are invited to write to the General Manager or Assistant General Manager. Members who argue with or otherwise challenge staff members or other Members on Dress Code issues will be subject to discipline.

In general terms Members are asked to wear smart looking attire, free from rips, tears, excessive wear, excessive commercial logos, and stains. Not permitted are athletic wear, work wear or beach wear. Exceptions re: jeans and work wear are extended to workers and contractors traveling to or from a work assignment on the Island who are visibly wearing RCYC issued contractor badges.
 

Dress standards for Launches

Gentlemen’s Proper Attire

The minimum dress requirement for gentleman is smart casual (ie. a shirt with collar and sleeves, pants or shorts no more than 3” above the knee). Note: blue denim and sports attire are not considered appropriate attire.
 

Ladies Proper Attire

The minimum dress requirement for ladies is smart casual (ie. A dress, skirt, pants or shorts no more than 3” above the knee). Note: blue denim, short shorts, mini-skirts and sports attire are not considered appropriate attire.
 

Juniors

Juniors aged ten and over shall dress in accordance with the adult regulations. Children aged nine and under should wear neat and clean casual clothes.
 



Formal Areas of the Club

(a) Gentlemen’s Proper Attire

The minimum dress requirement for gentleman is smart casual (ie. a shirt with collar and sleeves, pressed slacks or trousers, Bermuda shorts with knee hose). Note: blue denim, shorts and sports attire are not considered appropriate attire.
Sport Jackets, blazers or business suits are encouraged and may be required for certain Club events or activities with advance notice.

(b) Ladies Proper Attire

The minimum dress requirement for ladies is smart casual (ie. A dress, skirt, divided skirts, slacks or trousers). Note: blue denim, short shorts, mini-skirts and sports attire are not considered appropriate attire.

There are no restrictions against spaghetti straps or otherwise strapless dresses or gowns.

(c) Juniors

Juniors aged ten and over shall dress in accordance with the adult regulations. Children aged nine and under should wear neat and clean casual clothes.
 


 

Dress Regulations:

For the purpose of these Dress Regulations, formal and informal areas of the Club are defined as follows:

Formal areas of the Club

Island: Front Hall, Lounge, Patricia Room, Ballroom, Dining Room, Ballroom Verandah, Flagship Room and Commodores’ Room.

City: Model Room, Foyer, Dining Room, Commodores’ Room, Canada Room, and Mezzanine Gallery

Informal areas of the club

Island: Sailors Bar, Bistro North, and Ovens’ Room
City: Galley, Crown & Beaver, Chart Room, and Fleet Room

Special events:

Each special event will be advertised with its own dress code.

Hats:

Hats are not to be worn in either of the clubhouses including Bistro verandah unless the hat is part of a lady's attire.

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