The UBC Sailing Club's extensive sailing fleet consists of 20 monohulls, 6 high performance skiffs, and 8 catamarans. Members can enjoy unlimited use after they achieve appropriate certification through lessons or proficiency exams. Members may bring a guest on many of our sailboats. For the exact requirements for taking out a particular boat, consult our Rules and Policies.
The FJ is a fun and stable double-handed boat for people who are learning to sail. A tough and agile performer, it is the most popular double-handed dinghy among collegiate sailing teams in North America. All our beginner sailing lessons are taught on FJs.
The most recent addition to our fleet, the RS Quest is a stable, easy-to-rig boat which can comfortably seat 4 people. Lower transom, furling jib, optional spinnaker, trapeze, make it not only an easy-to-manage platform for our beginners, but also a comfortable and stable base to develop more advanced skills before moving on to our faster, tippier boats.
The Laser is a challenging single-handed, one design sailboat that has become the world’s most popular dinghy. The Laser rewards athleticism, subtle steering and trimming techniques, as well as tactical excellence. Everything you need to know about sailing can be learned on this boat.
The Vanguard 15 (V15) is an exciting double-handed, fast and stable boat that is best suited for intermediate sailors. The ample cockpit size and generous sail plan makes this boat as comfortable as it is fun to sail. The V15 fleet is our main racing fleet.
High Performance Fleet
With its legendary design and induction into the Sailing Hall of Fame, the Hobie 16 is truly in a class of its own. Powerful enough to challenge veteran sailors yet easy enough for beginners, the Hobie 16 is the perfect all-around cat. Its asymmetrical hulls eliminate the need for dagger boards and this the perfect beach-launching catamaran.
The RS500 is a high performance dinghy that stays true to a “keep it simple” philosophy. An open and uncluttered cockpit combined with a powerhouse sail plan makes this boat simply exhilarating. For those that like it extra fast, the RS500 has a massive asymmetrical spinnaker and single trapeze.
The RS800 is the big brother of the RS500. Boasting dual trapeze, a self tacking jib and and a large asymmetric spinnaker, this is a true high performance skiff. The massive kite and extendable wings challenges crews to be fit and coordinated, and maneuvers in the boat require athleticism.
The Nacra F18 features double trapeze and asymmetric spinnaker as well as high-aspect dagger boards and rudders for blistering upwind performance. The deck layout is clean, straightforward and efficient and the uniquely shaped high performance hulls allow the boat to be driven hard in rough conditions. This wave piercing speed machine is not for the faint of heart. You have been warned!
Number of boats in fleet: 3 Nacra F18, 2 Nacra F18 Infusion