Jan 25, 2017

Kitsilano YCOne of the real treasures to be found in English bay Vancouver is the Kitsilano Yacht Club.It is located at 2401 Point Grey Road.


Kitsilano Yacht Club was founded in the summer of 1934 to foster amateur yachting on English Bay in Vancouver and encourage competition at the highest level. The club is home to many active one-design sailing fleets, including the Star, 505, Martin 242, Melges 24, Lightning and Cal 20 and outrigger canoe and SUP racing teams.


Club Membership is very reasonable plus even if you do not own a boat, you can still go out and sail any time by joining the co-op program. The club maintains Lasers (Full rig and Radial), a Pirate 15' sailboat, a 505 sailboat, a kayak and 5 Stand Up Paddle boards for the use of the co-op members.

To join the co-op, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The co-op is $150+GST.

If you completed one of the sailing courses offered at the club, have a CYA White Sail III or CANSail 2 accreditation, joining the co-op is a perfect way to hone your sailing skills. If you already know how to sail but do not have an accreditation you will need to pass a sailing skills check.

Co-op members are welcome to take a boat and join the various club events – Thursday races and regattas – or simply take advantage of a beautiful summer day and go sailing on English bay.

The best way to get a feel for the boat is to take a ride. 505 sailors are friendly people who love to take people sailing.
For more information go to: http://www.kitsilanoyachtclub.com/

 

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