Here you'll find:
Note that you will not be able to get your order from your instructor.
Put your order and contact us to arrange pick-up at least a week prior to the date you need your wetsuit.
Orders are picked up in person at Jericho from one of our volunteers. To arrange that, please email our merchandise manager Regina at firstname.lastname@example.org
The UBC Sailing Club offers wetsuits to members at wholesale prices, along with club hats and shirts.
If you can't find your size, would like an item that is no longer in stock, or would like a new item with UBC Sailing Club branding, let us know! We do our best to stock/re-stock as needed.
Wetsuits are mandatory for our lessons (except for the SUP orientation), and for all of our activities in the spring before June 1 and in the fall and winter after October 1.
It is your responsibility to ensure you are dressed well enough to not get cold. Dinghy sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, SUP, carry the risk of being sprayed, falling in the water, then being exposed to the wind. The water in English Bay never really gets warm, and even in the summer you may suffer from hypothermia if you are not suitably equipped.
Test your gear: go waddle in the water at Locarno beach for a couple of minutes, including fully submersed at some point, then come up and stand on the shore for 10 minutes or so. Feeling cold just reading this? You likely need to dress better.
Most of our members wear a wetsuit or dry suit year-round, in addition to booties, gloves, and head gear. Many of our intrepid windsurfers have a thick wetsuit with a neoprene hood and are able to stay warm on the water in our winter storms.
From head to toe, we recommend you wear:
Options for extra warmth:
Locally: such gear can be found at MEC or at surf stores near W4th Ave and Burrard,