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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 10:00 - 4:00 PM, Optional Tue, Thu 4:30 - 6:30, Sunday 12 - 4 pm
Opti Advanced Saturdays 10:00 - 4:00 PM, Optional Tue, Thu 4:30 - 6:30, Sunday 12 - 4 pm
Lasers, Fevas & 29ers

Saturdays 10:00 - 4:00 PM, Optional Tue, Thu 4:30 - 6:30, Sunday 12 - 4 pm
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.

There will be a parent/sailor information session March 14th in the main clubhouse at WVYC to talk about the upcoming year and answer all your questions.

The 2018 BC Circuit Events Schedule is as follows: 

Event Date Location  Fleets
Frozen Assets Feb 10, 11 Victoria  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  All
 COSA May 19, 20 Kelowna  All
 Waves June 29 - Jul 1 Royal Vancouver YC  All

Other non-BC circuit events we may go to depending upon interest:

BC Summer Games
Opti Canadians
Pacific Coast Champs at the Gorge (Lasers)
Laser North Americans
Several Feva Camps in Lower Mainland
Opti Camps
Cork (Optis/Lasers)

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.

Click here to Register Online for the Winter Laser Season
Click here to Register Online for the Spring Season

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