SAILBOATS, KAYAKS, WINDSURFerS, SUP

With over 80 boats, kayaks and boards, you're sure to find the right watercraft to match your needs!

  • Each of our fleets serves the dual purposes of skill development and enjoyment. From stable beginner equipment to more demanding high-performance equipment, members of any skill level can relax on the water or safely embrace a challenge.
  • All our crafts are at the Jericho Sailing Centre, right by the water. No need to hitch a trailer to your car to bring your craft to the beach.   With our fleets you can enjoy more time on the water.
  • We provide all the required safety equipment including life jackets, spare paddles, pumps, etc.  You just need suitable clothing for the weather.
  • Trips are organized regularly for different fleets. If you want to organize a trip, propose it to your fleet captain or the Steering Committee. Initiative is welcomed!
  • If you are experienced with fixing any of our craft and want to share your skills, email the fleet captain for ways to earn work hours. 


Our club has 36 sailboats across 9 types, from single-handed Lasers to thrilling and fast F18 catamarans. Whether you are new to sailing or a seasoned racer, our fleet offers the right boats for you to enjoy the wind and water, or challenge your skills.

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Kayaking can be relaxing on a no-wind day, or a workout. Paddling is a fantastic way to explore the shoreline of Vancouver and beyond, be it for a few hours or an overnight trip. Our club has 16 kayaks -  singles, doubles, fiberglass, plastic - you're sure to find one that suits your needs.

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Aiming to end up *in* the water more often? Want more hands-on control of your sail? Looking to challenge your balance? Windsurf it is for you then. Our club has 31 boards, from 225L stable beginner boards to 80L high-wind ones. and 19 rigged sails, plus 30 high-wind sails that you can take on a trip.

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No wind? Need a core workout? Take a SUP for a spin. We have 5 of them. Enjoy a relaxing paddle on calm waters or have fun catching a wave on a breezy day. 

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Fleet Specific Rules

Taken from section 5 of the UBC Sailing Club Rules and Policies:

Equipment Skipper
Required
Certification 
 Minimum Crew
Required
(besides skipper)
Maximum Crew
Allowed
(besides skipper) 
Minimum
Crew Certification
Required 
 Fleed Grounded
Wind Speed
 1
(in knots)
 FJ  Beginner  1  1  None  > 18 
 RS Quest  Beginner 2  1  4  None  > 25 
 Laser  Intermediate   0   0   n/a   > 25
 Vanguard  Intermediate   1   1   None   > 22 
 RS500  Advanced I 3  1   1   Intermediate 4  > 20 
 RS800  Advanced III   1   1   Advanced I   > 20 
 Hobie 16  Cat I   1   3   None   > 25 
 Nacra F18  Cat II   1   3   Cat I 5  > 30 
 Nacra F18 Infusion  Cat III   1   3   Cat I   > 30 
 Kayak (single)  Kayak I  n/a   0   n/a   > 18 
 Kayak (double)  Kayak I   1   1   None   > 18 
 SUP  SUP  0  0 6  None   > 15 
 Windsurf L1  Windsurf L1   0   0   n/a 

 > 20 

 Windsurf L2  Windsurf L2   0   0   n/a   > 35 
 Windsurf HW  Windsurf HW   0   0   n/a   > 60 
 Motorized
 Inflatables
 Instructor  0  3  None  > 30

1 - As reported in Environment Canada’s Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo reported wind speed
2 - The skipper must learn how to properly rig the boat through Mentorship or Lessons if certification was obtained on other fleets such as the FJ
3 - Advanced II certification required to use a spinnaker
4 - If the skipper has Advanced III certification they may sail with crew that does not meet this requirement employing their own discretion to discern if the crew has the necessary skills
5 - If the skipper has Cat III certification they may sail with crew that does not meet this requirement employing their own discretion to discern if the crew has the necessary skills
6 - A certified SUP member may bring a guest on a separate SUP board, instructing their guest on how to use the equipment safely

Rule/Policy 5.3.9: The Commodore and Fleet Captains (subject to supervision of the Commodore) may grant exceptions to the certification level required to skipper or crew a Club vessel based on the applicant’s previous documented sailing experience, certifications, and demonstrated aptitude.

UBC SAILING CLUB

Sailing - Windsurfing - Kayaking - Paddle boarding

Jericho Sailing Centre, 1300 Discovery St., Vancouver BC V6R 4K5
Like most of Vancouver, the Jericho Sailing Centre is located on unceded, traditional and ancestral territory of the Coast Salish Peoples,
including the territories of xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) - What does that mean?

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