Nov 7, 2019

Getting Into The Timaru Harbour






It’s easy just go to your local yacht club online or in person and sign onto their crew bank. I guarantee that you won’t have to wait long to get an invite, whether you are an experienced sailor or not. Boat owners are always looking for crew that are physically fit and will commit to a series of races.

If you’re new to the sport you will have to make an investment in foul weather gear and sailing gloves.

I was particularly drawn to the West Vancouver Yacht Club after reading the Intro to Clubs History.

“A yacht club is formed by a group of people with a common interest in using boats to get away from land and enjoy cruising local and distant waters, racing for the thrill of personal combat against other sailors and the elements, or just messing about on boats.” In the children's classic The Wind in the Willows, it is described thus: "There is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats...or with boats...in or out of 'em, it doesn't matter."

Sunday Racing






If you’re living anywhere near the West Vancouver Yacht Club and want to get into sailing this fall or winter, I would recommend that you sign up for their crew bank, Crew members looking for a ride as well as skippers looking for crew can browse and post to their crew bank. To add your name to the listing, just send an email to their Sailing Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Be sure to note your name, experience level or crew requirements, and contact details. Postings will be removed regularly, so send another email if you wish your name to be added back to the list.

West Vancouver Yacht Club Docks

Also, refer to the Crew Wanted page of this section if you are looking for that last person to give you that winning edge.

For complete information on how to sign up for the crew bank at the West Vancouver Yacht Club go to https://www.wvyc.ca/racing/crew-bank

WVYC Racing Schedule 2019- 2020
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