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

Ever Try Windsurfing?

Sign up here for August & September courses, and let’s go get it!


L1 classes available:
Aug 11-13 (FSatSun)
Aug 23-25 (WThF)
Aug 28, 29, 31 (MTTh)

L2 classes:
Aug 15, 17 (TTh)
Sept 12, 14 (TTh)

Interested? See here for times and to register.
For private or to schedule another time for a group lesson, contact Nikhil, the lessons coordinator: windsurfing-lessons@ubcsailing.org

Women in Sailing

Women of the sailing club! Let’s go sailing together! And then have a BBQ!

We will be doing boat assignments the day of, but to help organizing, feel free to RSVP and state your preference (skipper or crew? Dinghy, skiff, or cat?) on Meetup. RSVPing is not required. You can just show up!

We will be having a BBQ after we sail.

When: Monday, August 14th
Time: Begins at 5 pm. BBQ to follow sailing
Where: Meet at the picnic tables

Contact Kaitlin at secretary@ubcsailing.org with questions.

Work Party This Saturday

When: Aug. 12
Time: 10:00 – 13:00
Where: By the boats

No RSVPing necessary — you can just show up. Work parties are a great way to learn boat maintenance skills while meeting new people you can sail with! We hope to see you there! The next scheduled work party is Saturday, September 23 (10:00-13:00).

Contact monohull@ubcsailing.org or hp@ubcsailing.org with questions.

Try Sailing

We’re hosting our third Try Sailing event of the summer on Saturday, August 12th. We’re currently looking for volunteers to take guests out sailing during the afternoon in exchange for work hours (4 work hours). The call time for volunteers is 11:00 AM to give us time to rig the boats before the guests arrive at noon.

When: Saturday, August 12th
Time: Volunteers arrive at 11am
Where: By the boats

Please be advised that volunteers should be comfortable with taking out guests that have little or no prior sailing experience.

If you’re interested in volunteering, please sign up on google sheets.

This is also a great opportunity to introduce friends to the club, so please don’t hesitate to invite them! Here’s  the Facebook event.

Questions? Email Brayden at recruitment@ubcsailing.org

Kayak Trip to Telegraph Cove

On Sep 1-Sep 4. This will be two and half days of paddling plus 2 half days of driving. Cars capable of transporting kayaks are needed. The trip is capped at 6 people. If interested, please get in touch with Golnoosh at golnoosh@gmail.com

Costume Sail

Costume Sail on September 2nd!

Want to be a pirate? Yes yarr can!

Wanna go bananas? Get a banana suit!

Got an old Halloween costume that you don’t know what to do with? Now’s the time to trapeze in it.

Don your wildest costumes and outfits, rig up a boat, and hit the waters of English bay for some ridiculous fun.
We’ll be rigging and hitting the water around 1pm on Saturday September 2nd. Following the sailing, there will be a licensed BBQ at the Jericho picnic benches from 5pm-9pm.

All fleets, all levels welcome! Stay tuned for more info, call for BBQ volunteers and costume guidelines to keep the event safe.

When: Saturday, September 2nd
Time: Rigging and sailing ~1pm. Licensed BBQ 5-9
Where: Look for the costumes!

Instructor Training

Interested in learning to teach at UBC?

This fall, UBC Sailing will be running a sailing instructor training program. We will be training a small number of club members to teach beginning sailing. If you are at least intermediate certified and think you could be interested in teaching, this could be your chance to get your foot in the door!

Please email skiffbosun@ubcsailing.org for more information. Participation is at the discretion of the instructors.