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