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

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Are you serious about sailing?

Since 2004, the mission of the Vancouver Sailing Club (VSC) has been to provide adults with a fun and comprehensive sailing education that exceeds internationally recognized certification requirements for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced recreational sailing.

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

Our Courses are available year-round and open to both Members and non-members. During the past 15 years our program has prepared more than 1,550 of our Students to explore Vancouver's English Bay, the BC coast and the world.


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Join our Cruise & Learn adventures in BC and the world with the VSC .

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Learn-to-Sail at the VSC- it's rewarding:

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

RECOGNITION - NauticED.org Certifications are respected qualifications for International 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 False Creek docks. the Mediterranean and the British Virgin Islands (BVI).

Make 2019 your year to discover Sailing and Vancouver's sailing lifestyle.

Welcome aboard!

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Carl Richardson, RYA Yachtmaster Offshore and Cruising Instructor (MCA)

Chief Instructor

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Confident, Responsible and Prepared

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