UBC Sailing Club is open to students and general community members. Follow these steps to join the club and get on the water with us.
1. Register and pay for UBC Sailing Club membership
Note: Falsely claiming to be a student during the membership application causes financial harm to our volunteer-run club and shows disregard to all other members. In failing to provide Proof of Enrollment in a timely manner when requested, a member resigns their membership, forfeits their membership fee and work deposit, and will be subject to other penalties (such as additional financial penalties and/or the inability to rejoin the club for a certain duration) as seen fit by the Steering Committee.
2. Register and pay for Jericho Sailing Centre Association (JSCA) membership (note for families: JSCA offers family pricing and junior pricing for their membership)
3. After you complete your registration, the Steering Committee will confirm the items below, then activate your membership
After you get certified on a fleet, enjoy unlimited access! Your JSCA membership card grants you access to the club room for that fleet.
Questions? Check our Frequently Asked Questions.
To become a UBC Sailing Club member, you must purchase these 3 items:
UBC Sailing Club membership
Refundable work deposit
Jericho Sailing Centre Association membership
Gaining Access to Fleets
Lessons & Mentoring
Members who are new to sailing, kayaking, windsurfing or paddleboarding, must take beginner lessons before using our fleets. We offer many beginner lessons throughout the spring and summer. You can sign up for lessons during the registration process or at any point afterwards by checking our lessons calendar.
We also have a mentoring program that allows you to progress on a craft through one-on-one learning from another member.
Members with previous experience sailing or kayaking, may take a proficiency exam to access a fleet instead of lessons. An instructor will ask you to demonstrate certain skills on the water and determine if you have the required ability to get certified on our fleet.
After passing a lesson or proficiency exam you are allowed to take out that fleet and the corresponding "lower level fleets". For example, if you pass the Advanced 1 sailing proficiency exam, you may use our intermediate and beginner boats as well. Before you can use any equipment you need to record your Jericho card number in your UBC Sailing Club account. This is very important as your Jericho card gives you access to our different equipment rooms. Once certified, you have unlimited access to the equipment and may take it out as many times as you wish, free of charge.