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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, Laser 4.7, Laser Radial, Laser Standard, RS Feva XL, Club 420 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. 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. We will also offer Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-6:30 and Sundays from 12 to 4 pm. If there is no wind we may not go out.

Team Training Days
Opti Green Saturdays 11:00 - 4:00 PM, Optional Thu 4:30 - 6:30, Sunday 11 - 4 pm
Opti Advanced Saturdays 11:00 - 4:00 PM, Optional Thu 4:30 - 6:30, Sunday 11 - 4 pm
Fevas Saturdays 11:00 - 4:00 PM, Optional Sunday 11 - 4 pm
Lasers Saturdays 11:00 - 4:00 PM, Optional Mon,Fri 4:30 - 6:30, Sunday 11 - 4 pm
29ers TBA
  Thursday Pizza night and strategy sessions prior to regatta events


Please note that these times are subject to change to accommodate the schedules of the participants and coaches. Some fleets may not practice all four days. The coaches will work out a schedule that best suits their fleet.

Anyone interested in joining our team please drop by on any of the training days and speak with a coach or the sailing director.

The 2018 Events Schedule is as follows: 


Event Date Location  Fleets
Frozen Assets Feb 10, 11 Victoria  Lasers
Midwinters North Mar 10-11 Jericho Lasers
Midwinters West March 23-25 Santa Barbara  Lasers
Kitten Cup April 28, 29 Royal Vancouver YC  All
Spring Dinghies May 5, 6 Royal Victoria YC  Optis, Lasers, 29ers
Springtime Regatta May 19, 20 Kelowna  All
Spring Surf Regatta Jun 2-3 Hollyburn Fevas
Waves June 29 - Jul 1 Royal Vancouver YC  All
 BC Champs July 7-8  Squamish  All
 Laser North Americans Jul 12-15 Alimitos Bay, CA Lasers
 BC Summer Games Jul 18-22 Cowichan Optis, Lasers
 Wind Regatta  Jul 20-22 Cascades Locks, OR Optis
 Comox Regatta  Jul 27-29  Comox Optis, Lasers
 Pacific Coast Champs Jul 31-Aug 5 Cascade Locks, OR Lasers
 Bellingham Youth Regatta Aug 10-12 Bellingham Optis, Lasers
 Whistler Regatta Aug 11-12 Whistler Optis, Lasers,Fevas
 Opti Canadians Aug 17-23 Squamish Optis
 Octoberfest Regatta Sep 14-16 Seattle Optis, Lasers
 Fall Dinghies Sep 22-23 Victoria Optis, Lasers, 29ers
 Pumpkin Bowl Oct 13-14 WVYC All
 Bluenose Oct 27-28 Kits YC Fevas, Lasers, 29ers



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.


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