Sailing Courses 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 on the English Bay and Howe Sound.

Sailing Courses

Vancouver Cruising

Cruising Adventures

British Columbia

Day and Evening Sailing in English Bay, Howe Sound and Indian Arm.

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

Cruising Adventures


Racing & Training

RYA Keelboat Racing

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

VSC504 Practice and Race Dates 2018

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

T he VSC provides a BVI sailingflotilla 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 Bareboat Charter & 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 sailingadventures 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 sailingdestination, 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 sailingincludes 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

VSC101 Qualified Crew
October, 6 2018 8:30 am
October, 18 2018 9:00 am

Racing Spotlight

RACES- Fraser Lightship
September, 29 2018 8:00 am
RACING VSC504 Practice- English Bay
October, 27 2018 12:00 am
Keelboat RACING - VRC Polar Bear
October, 28 2018 8:00 am

Cruising Spotlight

October, 13 2018 9:00 am
October, 18 2018 9:00 am
October, 19 2018 6:00 pm

NauticED Sailing Education Video

NauticEd Sailing School Network

Click HERE to visit the NauticEd Sailing School Network page.

VSC News Blog

  • 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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  • 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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