The contents of this Register are intended for research purposes only. The heraldic emblems found in the Register may not be reproduced in any form or in any media without the written consent of the Canadian Heraldic Authority and/or the recipient.
Victoria, British Columbia
Grant of Flags and Badge
January 20, 2012
Vol. VI, p. 94
Flag of Royal Victoria Yacht Club
Azure the letter V Or surmounting the letter I Argent ensigned by the Royal Crown proper, a canton of the Royal Union Flag;
The use of a defaced blue ensign was a privilege given to the club by the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty following the bestowal of Royal designation on the club in 1911. The letters V and I refer to Vancouver Island. The Royal Crown in the ensign and the burgee indicates the club’s royal designation.
Badge of Royal Victoria Yacht Club
On a roundel Bleu Céleste the letter V Or surmounting the letter I Argent, all within an annulus Azure edged and inscribed in chief R-V-Y-C and in base B-C in letters Or, environed by a wreath of laurel Or and ensigned by the Royal Crown proper;
The Royal Crown is a mark of the club’s royal designation. The central device, the letters V and I, is taken from the ensign and refers to Vancouver Island. The annulus contains abbreviations of the club’s name (RVYC) and British Columbia (BC). The laurel wreath is a traditional symbol of victory, which also makes an allusion to the name Victoria.