Sailing makes our lives and the lives of those around us much richer . . . . .


Learn-to-Race year round on our Beneteau First 36.7 and J24 One Design racer/cruisers

Learn-to-Sail at the VSC is rewarding:

CONFIDENT, RESPONSIBLE and PREPARED - focus is on competence and safety in an environment of F U N and adventure

RECOGNITION - NauticED.org Certifications are respected qualifications for Bareboat Chartering and Yacht Insurance Companies

CONVENIENCE - progress at your own pace - each course includes an Internet based NauticED pre-course study and Vancouver Sailing Club's flexible year-round sailing schedule from our Vancouver, BC, docks and the British Virgin Islands (BVI)

Are you serious about sailing?

Our Instructors are selected for their ability to mentor new and advanced sailors in reaching their coastal, offshore, oceans and racing sailing goals. Call a VSC Instructor today to discuss your level of experience, sailing goals and personal requirements. With this understanding of you, we will prepare a road map of resources to achieve your goals at your pace.

Make 2018 your year to discover Sailing and Vancouver's sailing lifestyle!

We look forward to welcoming you aboard,

Carl Richardson, Yachtmaster Offshore

Managing Director and Chief Instructor

Confident, Responsible and Prepared

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