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.