2015 in Review at the VSC

Our 2015 sailing adventures reflect on what we accomplished last year: 

      • Vancouver Sailing Club and Vancouver Sailing School (VSC) continues it's safety record of 0 (zero) incidents in the first 11 years of our formation which is brilliant- our "Safety is First"  learn-to-sail & cruise instructional program and racing program motto continues to make us arguably the safest Sailing Club in Vancouver
      • ClaraALLEGRO raced in 11 Distance races over 50 NM with 34 crew experiencing the fast lane
      • Josephine and Napoleon raced in over 28 regatta races with 17 students
      • During the Southern Straits Classic Race on April 3-5, the VSC Racing Team rescued a man overboard (MOB) after a gust reaching a wind-speed of 28 knots knocked down a 30 ft yacht south of Bowen Island-  the Race Committee Chairman of the West Vancouver Yacht Club called to thank us and commented that our racing team showed great seamanship in heavy weather providing a fast recovery to save the life of a visiting sailor from Seattle. 
      • ClaraALLEGRO our Beneteau First 36.7 logged the following whale counts during our cruise and race programs- 11 Gray, 4 Humpbacks, 2 Fin, 34 Orcas, 3 unidentfied- this is the largest number of whale sightings on record at the VSC
      • Our Students and Members chartered 16 times from Vancouver and other international sailing destinations including Antigua, Lake Como & Genoa Italy, Croatia, BVI, Australia, San Juan Islands WA and Georgian Bay ON
      • 91 VSC guests, 42 MemberslaraALEGROand 79 Students cruised a total of 212 days locally in English Bay, Desolation Sound, Gulf Islands and the Sechelt Inlet
      • 19 Introduction to Sailing, 12 Qualified Crew, 8 Day Skipper, 8 Bareboat Chartering Master, 4 Cruising Catamaran, 3 Advanced Coastal Cruising courses were held on weekends and Cruise & Learn adventures 
      • 17 Students and Members sailed in the British Virgin Islands on our Cruise & Learn in Paradise sessions in February and December
      • 4 of our Students are cruising around the world at this time 
      • We celebrated our 3rd year as NauticEd's most successful Sailing School - for 2 years running we have had the highest (5 Star) Sailing Instructor rating by NauticEd students completing Certifications for Qualified Crew, Day Skipper, Bareboat Charter Master and Advanced Coastal Cruising Captain learn-to-sail programs 

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The Vancouver Sailing Club  provides many fun opportunities for our Students and Members to sail locally and internationally. Our Learn to Sail & Cruise program is recognized as the  most complete convenient sailing education for adults of all ages.

To do this we continue to build and enhance our:

      • "Safety is First" culture - the proper selection; use and care of sailing equipment; gear and PFDs; and completing Float Plans for all VSC activities
      • NauticEd Learn-to-Sail and Cruise Program, adding more opportunities to enrol in weekend and week-long Cruise & Learn courses
      • the RYA Day Skipper and International Certificate of Competence certifications
      • VSC Club Day Sailing opportunities for Friday & Saturday Bowen Island and Indian Arm in the Spring, Summer and Fall
      • Log Book Mileage Builder opportunities for cruising the Gulf Islands, West Coast of Vancouver Island, Desolation Sound, the Broughtons and San Juan Islands
      • Cruise & Learn Flotilla International Sailing Adventures to  add  Phuket Thailand, Antigua and Greece 
      • Distance Racing Program to include Southern Straits Classic, Around Patos Island, Collingwood Channel, Around Saltspring, Swiftsure International, Howe Sound, Fraser Lightship, Seattle Grand Prix and Round the County
      • Revisions to our VSC 504 Competent Keelboat Racing Crew program are adding clinics on Asymetrical Spinnaker and Regatta Racing 

Cheers,

Carl Richardson, Managing Director

           

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