Race Team

UBC Thunderbird Sailing Sport Club

Team Info:

The Sailing competitive team has now transitioned to a new program called the UBC Thunderbirds Sport Clubs (TSC). The UBC TSC is the newest competition option for UBC students. The main difference between staying with the AMS in previous years and transitioning to UBC TSC is now the competitive team can represent the university going into competitions.

Our recreation team is still affiliated with AMS, and all members are UBC Sailing Club members. We welcome all levels of participants however, if you are interested in making the competitive team during the season please come to tryouts or contact us through our various social media sources.

For more information on the team, please visit






UBC placed 3rd in CICSA Fleet Nationals

We are looking forward to hosting two regattas this year, one each semester. Our first regatta is coming up on November 8/9 and our annual Sea to Sky regatta is fast approaching February 28th.

The team will be in full swing throughout second semester with regattas starting in February. Important dates are in our calendar and other information through our Facebook page!


President: Stephanie Stearman
Vice President: Ashley-Belle Burns 
Treasurer: Elle Karren
Secretary: Hanno Kite-Powell
Regatta Coordinator: Greg Woollgar
Social Coordinator: Greg Woollgar & Rosy Arora
Fundraising Coordinator: Zoe Lin & Alicia Chan
CICSA Rep: Nathaniel King
Sailing Team Rep: Sandra Macko
Fleet Captain: Laura Stewart  
2013/2014 RecapGained competitive club status with the university

Placed 1st and 2nd at CICSA Match Racing Nationals

Sent a team to compete in Match Racing Worlds, in Italy

Placed 2nd at CICSA Fleet Racing Nationals in Kingston, ON

Qualified and sent a Women’s Team to ICSA Nationals in Annapolis


President: Kristi VanGunst
Vice President: Stephanie Stearman
Treasurer: Ekaterina Gerasimenko
Secretary: Greg Woollgar
Sailing Team Rep: Ashley-Belle Burns
CICSA Rep: Mark Bancroft
Match Racing Rep: Landon Gardner
Regatta Coordinator: Jeanne Currie
Social: Alicia Chan   
Joining the TeamThe UBC Sailing Team holds try-outs annually at the beginning of the year. If you are interested in joining the team in the next season, here’s how you should start:

Like us on Facebook and keep up to date
Email us that you’re interested in the team with some info about yourself
In September, find us on Imagine Day
In September, come out to one of our “try sailing” days
In September, come to our try outs – open to all UBC studentsWhy Join?

In joining the race team you are not only dedicating your time in practice, but you are becoming part of a close group of people who not only sail together, but also spend time together. We have a great social coordinator who plans awesome events for us as well as a team that wants to spend time outside of practice together. When you join the team you also get to do some travelling when you go to regattas. These include:

San Francisco
and many other possibilities!
If you’re thinking of joining a club or team this year at UBC, think sailing! Spend your time on the water with a great group of people!