The RCYC Dress Code is intended to maintain the standards and traditions of our Club. Members and their guests are invited, and strongly encouraged, to embrace the spirit and intent of the Club's Dress Code. Members are responsible for advising their guests of the RCYC Dress Code and for their guests respecting this Code. 

Please note that the RCYC Dress Code applies to children age ten and over. Children aged nine and under should wear neat and clean clothes. 
Dress Code for Clubhouses & RCYC Launch:
  • No ripped, distressed or unclean clothing
  • No apparel shorter than midthigh (extremely short hemlines are not permitted)
  • No low-riding pants
  • No athletic tank tops or muscle shirts
  • No bare feet, wetsuits, or swimwear
  • No attire displaying crude jokes, expletives, lewd slogans or racist and demeaning content
  • No hats, save for ladies' dress hats, may be worn in either Clubhouse

Special events, including regattas, may provide exceptions to select restrictions or set an event-specific requirement.

Athletic clothing is permitted:
In the City Clubhouse Galley, Crown and Beaver Bar, Chart Room, and upper floors. 

In the Island Clubhouse Ovens Room, Sailor's Bar, and on the east side of the verandah, in addition to the more casual, private areas of the Island from the pool house and beyond.

Lawn bowlers and tennis players may also wear their whites on the Launch.

Please note the Dress Code for the Island goes into effect each year on the day of Sailpast. It is waived the morning of Last Mast Blast. 

The Quartermasters and senior staff members are authorized to deny Members and guests access to the Launch and Clubhouses if any dress code violations are observed.