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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.

Since 2007, the North Shore Sailing Team (NSST) has provided sailors with the opportunity to develop their skills as racers and train with experienced sailing coaches to improve their performance at targeted events. This year, the NSST will support Opti Green, Opti Advanced, Club 420, Laser 4.7, Laser Radial, Laser Standard, RS Feva XL and 29er fleets.

In recognition that the best winds are usually during the day between 11am and 3pm, we will run our primary practices on Saturday instead of during the week. This will allow us time to prepare before hitting the water, make better use of our time on the water by setting marks and running practice races, and time at the end for debriefing and cleanup. Then we will also offer Sundays from 10-4, Tuedays 4:30-6:30, Thursdays 4:30-6:30. Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday are Wind permitting. If there is no wind we won't go out.

Team Training Days
Opti Green Saturdays 10:00 - 2:30 PM, Optional Tue, Thu & Sun
Opti Advanced Saturdays 10:00 - 3:00 PM, Optional Tue, Thu & Sun
Lasers, 420s & Fevas

Saturdays 10:00 - 4:00 PM, Optional Tue, Thu & Sun
Thursday night strategy sessions prior to regatta events

Please note that these times are subject to change to accommodate the schedules of the participants and coaches.

The Spring 2017 Event Schedule is as follows:

Event Date Location
Frigid Digits
(Lasers only)
Feb 11-12
Seattle, Washington
Mid-winters West
(Lasers Only)
Mar 24-26 Marina Del Ray, California
Kitten Cup
Apr 22-23 Royal Vancouver Yacht Club
Spring Dinghies
May 6-7 Royal Victoria Yacht Club
Spring Time Regatta May 20-21  Kelowna 
Laser North Americans Jun 21-25 Royal Vancouver Yacht Club
Waves June 30-Jul 2 Royal Vancouver Yacht Club

Our schedule for 2017 can be found at

All sailors must be a member of a BC Sailing Member Club. For more information on junior membership with West Vancouver Yacht Club, please click here.

To keep up with updates and photos of the North Shore Sailing Team, click here to 'Like' us on Facebook! 

We will be having a Sailors and Parent Information Meeting at 5:00 pm on February 15th in the Club House at the West Vancouver Yacht Club. Treats will be served. Any sailors and families interested in joining the North Shore Sailing Team are welcome to attend and will be able to answer any questions you have.

Any questions regarding the NSST can be directed to:
Dale Stranaghan
Sailing Director
604.921.7575 ext. 231