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The West Vancouver Yacht Club is a leader in youth and adult sailing programs in Canada -- a friendly, family-oriented club which strongly supports active community living. You do not have to be a member to participate. All WVYC staff are experienced, trained, and certified by Sail Canada to offer Sail Canada accredited courses and a variety of other programs unique to our club. Learners enjoy quality sail instruction, a very low student-to-instructor ratio, and the best sailing equipment on the Lower Mainland. Our sail training programs introduce basic sailing skills, develop existing skills and improve racing performance for youth and adult sailors in a fun and safe environment. Come sail with us and experience the exhilaration of sailing, learning and understanding yachting traditions.

Youth Programs

West Vancouver Yacht Club has one of the highest quality Youth Sailing Programs in the country. We incorporate Sail Canada's  "CANSail" standards into our own unique training programs, enabling us to offer the most memorable, educational and rewarding experiences possible.There are many courses to choose from, each suited to a particular age and skill level. Even sailors as young as 6 years old can learn to sail! At WVYC, we introduce basic sailing skills, develop existing skills, and improve racing performance for youth sailors in both a safe and fun environment. Students can progress at a comfortable pace while having one of the most exciting and memorable summers of their lives. Click on the link to the right to read more

Adult Programs

In 2018 WVYC will be continuing it’s very successful “Flexible Basic Cruising Course”.  There are a total of 8 places available for the course. This is a Sail Canada course and the first step on the ladder towards owning your own boat.  You will learn to sail a keel boat in light to moderate winds in the waters around west Vancouver. The course includes anchoring, mooring, docking, crew overboard, motoring and all the points of sail plus loads more. You need to attend a maximum of 5 days sailing throughout the summer. The course will start in April and be run on weekends between 10 am and 6 pm. Click on the link to the right to read more

School Programs

West Vancouver Yacht  Club (WVYC) has been delivering high-quality sailing programs to schools on the North shore for many years and this year is proud to announce the introduction of the North Shore School Sailing League program in addition to our one and two-day programs. Click on the link to the right to read more

North Shore Sailing Team

West Vancouver Yacht Club is home to one of the most active junior racing programs in Western Canada, the North Shore Sailing Team. The club has actively supported youth sailing for over 20 years, and athletes from WVYC have gone on to compete in national and world championship regattas. Click on the link to the right to read more