British Columbia Sailing Clubs
Burrard Yacht Club is located in beautiful North Vancouver, British Columbia. We are an active club consisting of power and sailing vessels mainly 25 to 60 feet in length. Approximately 300 members enjoy secure moorage, social activities, community service, product discounts, vessel insurance policy, group boating activities, and reciprocal moorage privileges.
The Central Okanagan Sailing Association (COSA) is a non-profit sailing club located in the heart of Kelowna’s Lower-Mission. Minutes from downtown, the club is ideally located on the shores of beautiful Okanagan Lake. Home to one of Canada’s largest Sailing Schools, COSA instructors teach more than 3,000 students sailing and windsurfing every year!
Members of COSA have access to world class facilities, along with moorage opportunities for sailboats 20’ or less in length.
Our yacht club is located in beautiful Deep Cove between Panorama Park and the village of Deep Cove. Our members enjoy a mutual interest in boating, sailing and the wonders and beauty of Indian Arm. From the Deep Cove club house to our outstation at the head of Indian Arm we are provided with some of best boating and scenic views of the Pacific Northwest.
Kitsilano Yacht Club was founded in 1934 and over the years the Club has developed into an exciting venue for one-design sailing. Kits Yacht Club is home to active one-design fleets including the Star, 505, Lightning, Martin 242, and Pirate classes. It also has a number of kayaks and paddlers. Throughout the summer sailing season, the Club hosts a regular Thursday night race for members and their guests. This friendly competition is a great introduction to racing for new sailors, or an excellent way to keep your boat and crew in race-ready condition. Generally, our Lightnings, Stars and 5o5s are the most active fleets in this series, but all boats are welcome.
Pleasure sailing or racing, keel boats or dinghies, the Royal Victoria Yacht Club offers a secure harbour, great winds and some of the world”s most spectacular scenery just minutes away. RVYC is also the host club for the annual Swiftsure International Yacht Race.
Power boaters and sailors alike get together for scenic cruises to the nearby Gulf and San Juan Islands. We have outstation facilities in Long Harbour (Salt Spring I) and Friday Harbour (San Juan I). Sailing instruction programs are offered for adults and children in a fun, safe, and positive learning environment. We offer the Canadian Yachting Association Learn to Sail standards as well as our unique Under 12 Program.
The Viking Sailing Club is a volunteer-run cooperative that offers sailing lessons in Vancouver at Jericho Sailing Centre. For members new to sailing we offer thorough sailing lessons on the best-maintained fleet of vessels at Jericho. We provide sailing lessons, training, racing, and casual sailing activities from our clubhouse at scenic Jericho beach in Vancouver.
The Viking Sailing Club prides it’s self on offering an impressive array of well-maintained sailboats to our members to sail at Jericho beach. Our core boat in the fleet is the Tasar. The single-handed Laser is another of our favorite boats in the fleet. The Laser was designed by Canadian Bruce Kirby and is one of the most successful single-handed sailboats in the world.
All members new to cat sailing receive their initial training on our Hobie 16. Once you are competent sailing the Hobie 16 you can advance to the more powerful Nacra 570. The Nacra F18 is the flagship of our cat fleet and requires sailing skills to match this demanding boat. We are the only club at Jericho that owns a cruise boat. Our flagship Bavaria 34, Freya, is moored in False Creek close to Granville Island. Freya provides sleeping accommodation for up to six. As a member of the club, you have booking privileges for this vessel.
West Vancouver Yacht Club is well known for its great hospitality, convenient location, fine food and beverage, leadership in learn to sail activities, safe moorage and excellent facilities. The Yacht Club has just over 600 active members and owns a number of outstations along the BC coast. Whether it be a weekend destination or a stop-over as part of a longer cruise, the West Vancouver Yacht Club outstations are conveniently located for either desire.
Of the Club’s three facilities, the signature outstation at Elliott Bay is the most developed and only a 1.5 hour sail from the Club’s home base. Cruising the Gulf Islands? Kendrick Island, four hours away, at the mouth of Gabriola Pass, is a logical first stop. If Desolation Sound beckons, the Club’s joint marina operation in Duncan Cove in Pender Harbour is a day”s cruise away. So whatever the direction or length of cruise, a safe convenient port is available to the members of the West Vancouver Yacht Club. We also have a racing programme and adult and youth learn to sail programmes.