Sailing Courses Vancouver

Vancouver Sailing Courses

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Whether you are a Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced sailor, a lifetime of adventure begins here. Singles, couples, groups and families can learn to sail year-round with our Vancouver sailing school and Vancouver sailing lessons on the English Bay and Howe Sound.

Sailing Courses

Vancouver Cruising

BC Sailing Adventures

British Columbia

Day sail Vancouver's stunning seaside English Bay, Bowen Island, Howe Sound and Indian Arm. Embark on a full-day, half-day or evening adventure aboard our comfortable performance cruising yachts with optional catering available for special events. No sailing experience is required.

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Vancouver Keelboat Racing

RYA Keelboat Racing

What does it take to win? P articipate in local Vancouver and Pacific Norwest regattas and long distance races. Learn the skills to be a knowledgeable speed contributing Racing Crew and Helmsman. Enrol today for our year-round Vancouver sailing school Racing Program.

VSC504 Practice and Race Dates 2018

Keelboat Racing

Vancouver Sailing Courses, Cruises & Races

The Vancouver Sailing Club provides a program of Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced sailing courses through our sailing school. In addition, we offer evening, half day and full day cruises to English Bay, Howe Sound, Bowen Island and Indian Arm. Our popular cruise & learn adventures to Desolation Sound, Gulf Islands, Bowen Island, British Virgin Islands, the Caribbean Sea and Mediterranean Sea keep our students and members challenged with year-round opportunities to sail and relax in paradise. Fast is F U N - enrol in our racing program and join us for exciting local regattas and long distance yacht races. Contact us today!

2018 Cruise & Learn

British Virgin Islands Cruise

British Virgin Islands

The VSC provides a BVI sailing opportunity to the British Virgin Islands (BVI) every year for three weeks in December. The British Virgin Islands are consistently rated as one of the world's top three sailing destinations. Register early for our Cruising Catamaran C & L.

Desolation Sound Cruise

Desolation Sound

One hundred miles north of Vancouver is Desolation Sound and the Discovery Islands. In July and August our Vancouver and Powell River based Cruise & Learn Desolation Sound sailing adventures will take you north to a vast wilderness area, teeming with coastal wildlife, mountains and anchorages.

Gulf Islands Cruise

Gulf Islands

Our Vancouver Cruise & Learn takes you to the Gulf Islands sailing destination, where you can get certified for Bareboat Chartering and enjoy the long protected channels, quiet coves, fascinating ports-of-call, marine parks and coastal wildlife. Come join us on one of our Vancouver sailing cruises for F U N and adventure!

Bowen Island Sailing

Bowen Island

Our Bowen Island sailing includes a full-day cruise and instructional sail to Snug Cove, Bowen Island. This Bowen Island sailing cruise is yet another of our beautiful Vancouver cruise and learn adventures, perfect for individuals, couples and a party of up to 9 adults.

Upcoming Sailing Events

VSC203 Day Skipper
March, 23 2018 12:00 am
VSC204 BareBoat Charter Master
March, 26 2018 12:00 am
VSC100 Intro to Sailing
April, 6 2018 8:30 am
VSC101 Qualified Crew
April, 7 2018 8:30 am

Racing Spotlight

Southern Straits Int Yacht Race
March, 29 2018 6:00 pm
RACE- Swiftsure Yacht Race- Victoria
May, 25 2018 6:00 pm
September, 15 2018 12:00 am

Cruising Spotlight

VSC100 Intro to Sailing
April, 6 2018 8:30 am
C&L Gulf Islands Mileage Builder
April, 9 2018 12:00 am
VSC100 Intro to Sailing
May, 5 2018 8:30 am
Bowen Island Day Sail & Mileage Builder
May, 12 2018 12:00 am

NauticED Sailing Education Video

NauticEd Sailing School Network

Click HERE to visit the NauticEd Sailing School Network page.

VSC News Blog

  • RYA Day Skipper Certification - What's in it for me?

    Imagine being capable and confident enough to take your friends and family out on a yacht for a day, a weekend or even on holiday. The RYA (Royal Yaching Association) Day Skipper is a qualification which enables you to safely take charge of a 30-45ft

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  • Sechelt Inlet - "A Calculated Assessment of Heavy Weather Sailing"

    My stomach had been roiling since we slipped out of Howe Sound that morning but we were all busy on deck working a gusting easterly blow through the middle portion of the Strait of Georgia . On our weather charts we were located just above the

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  • Learn to Sail by taking a Sailing Holiday

    Fun, active, stimulating and relaxing all at the same time . . .   A sailing trip is a fun way to stay active during your summer holidays Photo: © Buz Talley   Monty Beaton, Yachtmaster Offshore Instructor   Reprinted from article in the Telegraph    If you thought

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