The Club

The UBC Sailing Club specializes in getting its members full access to many watersports, including  sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, and stand up paddle boarding all throughout the summer (and winter if you so dare!).  All this for an affordable rate makes UBC Sailing the largest club at Jericho Sailing Center! Go here for information on registering! After registering, check out our information for newcomers.


We have been offering students and community members affordable access to sailboats and sailing instruction for over 50 years and are the largest not-for-profit sailing club in Canada.

As a member, you enjoy unlimited access to sailboats, catamarans, kayaks, and windsurfers; Extensive and affordable lessons program; Fun and friendly environment like no other!

Recent News


By-Election on June 24th

After several years of volunteering as a club exec, our Vice-Commodore Karl has decided to step down.
A by-election will take place on Sunday, June 24 at 5:30 pm at Jericho’s NW Room to find a replacement.
Work hours and refreshments will be provided to all that attend the vote.
Only UBC students are eligible to run for Vice-Commodore.

Contact if you’re interested in this position.

When: June 24th, 2018 (Sunday)
Time: 5:30 PM
Where: Jericho Sailing Centre – NW Room


Try-Sailing on June 24th

Interested in trying out sailing?
Come down to Jericho Sailing Centre on Sunday, June 24th for UBC Sailing Club’s second Try Sailing event of the summer!
Our seasoned members will be taking out guests for an exciting afternoon cruise around Jericho beach, all while showing guests the ropes on how to sail! Come join us for an afternoon of sailing!

Date: June 24th, 2018 (Sunday)
Time: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Where: Jericho Sailing Centre

Register here:

This is a free event. No experience necessary. 
Life jackets will be provided.

Please email for any questions.​


Volunteer for Big Brothers and Big Sisters Day on the Water

Greetings, water sports enthusiasts!

If you’re interested in helping with a fun social outreach and earning work hours at the same time, here’s your opportunity!

Where: Jericho Sailing Club
Date: July 7th, 2018 (Saturday)
Time: 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM or 12:30 PM– 5:00 PM (or both!)
What: Helping with the Big Brothers and Big Sisters Day on the Water Event

This event is run annually by the club and is a chance to mingle with other club members, earn some work hours, and help out a great non-profit organization! 

Sign-up sheet: 

If you have any questions, please contact


Kayaking Lesson Update

Update #1: Intermediate Sessions Added
We have now added two intermediate sessions to our kayak lesson calendar.
These are short 2-hr on-water sessions and will be run as a trial initially. More lessons will be added after these two.
Your feedback will be most appreciated to help improve the delivery of the lesson!

Check the calendar and register as usual through the new system .

If you have any questions, please contact Alberto via or Will via

More about the lesson: 
– Focus on rescues
– Aimed at UBC members only, who are confident on the water and are currently certified as kayak members
– $10 fee that goes toward running social kayaking events
– Run by Eamonn 

Update #2: Free 3-hour Kayak Theory Lesson with VOC
The club has partnered with the Varsity Outdoor Club (VOC), who will be running a 3-hour kayak theory lesson. Any UBC kayak members are welcome to attend for FREE.

Please note this lesson is mainly about kayaking theory. It will also cover a great deal on kayak-related topics, including weather, tides, equipment and other skills that form the basis of the Paddle Canada Sea Kayaking level 1 certification.
No certificate will be given, but you’ll gain a great deal of knowledge.

All members are encouraged to attend.

Date: July 11th, 2018 (Wednesday)
Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: UBC campus, Buchanan B302


May Photo Contest

And the winner is: Cameron Pierce
Congratulations to Cameron for winning May photo contest.

Go outside or inside to take photos – you could be the next winner and cheer up your sailing friends. 

Entry is easy as pie:
1) Take a photo related to UBC Sailing Club
2) Post it to the Facebook group UBC Sailing Club, share it publicly,
and tag it with #UBCSailing
3) Each month, the club will award the author of the best photo with one work hour! Multiple submissions are allowed and encouraged! Videos are also allowed.
Help get out the word about our awesome club!