Sailing Courses Vancouver

Sailing Courses

Contact Sailing School

Whether you are a Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced sailor, a lifetime of adventure begins here.

Singles, couples, PRIVATE groups and families can learn to sail year-round on the English Bay and Howe Sound.

Our weekday and  weekend courses give you the opportunity and mentoring to obtain internationally recognized Certifications for ownership and chartering.

Sailing Courses

Vancouver Cruising

Cruising Adventures

British Columbia

Day and Evening Sails on Vancouver's  English Bay, Howe Sound and Indian Arm.

BC based Cruise & Learn Adventures exploring Desolation Sound, Gulf Islands, Vancouver Island Circumnavigation. International Cruise & Learn flotillas is Greece, Italy, British Virgin Islands, St Lucia & the Grenadines and Scotland.

Singles, Couples and PRIVATE Groups are welcome.

Sailing Courses


Racing & Training

RYA Keelboat Racing

What does it take to win? Join the VSC crew aboard our Beneteau FIRST 36.7 racing yacht  for local Vancouver and regional Pacific Northwest regattas and long distance races. 

Take a course or become a VSC Member and learn the skills to be a knowledgable speed contributing Racing Crew, Navigator and Helmsman. Enrol today and join in year-round. 

VSC504 Racing Dates 2018 & 2019

Keelboat Racing

2018 Cruise & Learn Destinations

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, 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.  Contact us today!

British Virgin Islands Cruise

British Virgin Islands

The British Virgin Islands are consistently rated as one of the world's top three sailing destinations. Register early for our 7 or 14 day Bareboat Charter & Cruising Catamaran Cruise & Learn.

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 sailingadventures will take you north to a vast wilderness area, teeming with coastal wildlife, mountains and protected anchorages.

Gulf Islands Cruise

Gulf Islands

Our Vancouver based Cruise & Learn takes you to the Gulf Islands, where you can get Certifications for Day Skipper and Bareboat Charter Master. Enjoy sailing and the cruising comforts of our performance cruiser through the long protected channels, quiet coves and  fascinating ports-of-call. Each year many VSC Members and Students join us for F U N and adventure!

Bowen Island Sailing

Bowen Island

The Bowen Island sailing includes a full-day cruise to Snug Cove, Bowen Island. This Bowen Island sailing cruise is yet another of our beautiful cruise & learn adventures, perfect for individuals, couples or a PRIVATE party of up to 9 adults. Surrounded by mountains and the sea you have the opportunity to take the wheel. trim the sails or just relax in a safe environment.


Upcoming Sailing Events

VSC101 Qualified Crew
November, 17 2018 8:30 am
VSC101 Qualified Crew
March, 9 2019 8:30 am
VSC101 Qualified Crew
May, 4 2019 8:30 am
VSC101 Qualified Crew
June, 22 2019 8:30 am

Racing Spotlight

VSC504 RACING Practice
November, 24 2018 12:00 pm
RACE DAY - VRC Polar Bear Series
November, 25 2018 8:00 am
VSC504 RACING Practice (2)
December, 8 2018 11:00 am

Cruising Spotlight

Day Sailing and Mileage Builder (4)
December, 1 2018 10:30 am
Day Sailing and Mileage Builder
December, 11 2018 10:30 am
Day Sailing and Mileage Builder
December, 15 2018 10:30 am
Day Sailing and Mileage Builder (4)
December, 29 2018 10:30 am

NauticED Sailing Education Video

NauticEd Sailing School Network

Click HERE to visit the NauticEd Sailing School Network page.

VSC News Blog

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    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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  • Sailing as a Metaphor for Business and Living Well

    As a metaphor for managing a business, yacht racing can be very helpful. Both share common, fundamental elements: a team of people using speed, tactics, strategy, timing and multiple resources to reach a destination and achieve a goal while facing a fleet of opponents. Yacht

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