Deep Cove is one of the worst kept secrets in Vancouver.  We all know just how beautiful this protected bay is, how stunning the view from the top of Quarry Rock can be, how delicious Honey's Doughnuts are... the list goes on.  But less well-known is just how much fun sailing in Deep Cove can be!  

Deep Cove Yacht Club hosts a great regatta to let us test the waters (and ourselves) in a very fun and friendly atmosphere.   With two full days of short-course racing, we get the chance to explore the gorgeous waters of Indian Arm and relax with a well-earned BBQ crew party in between.  

2017 Preliminary Schedule

Friday, September 8 Delivery Sail
Optional extra sail from our home port in West Vancouver, under both first and second narrows bridges and up Indian Arm to the heart of Deep Cove. Great way to get warmed up and log some extra miles!
Saturday, September 9Meet at the boat in the morning and prepare for a great day of racing.
Stick around in the evening for the great crew BBQ hosted at DCYC each year!
Sunday, September 10Another day of tight, fun racing! Depending on the tide, we may leave right after racing to get the boat home to West Vancouver.

Contact us for any questions on the schedule.


Our crew are welcome to join the boat at our home port early on Friday, September 8th in order to enjoy the delivery trip that takes us under First and Second Narrows bridges, through the Port of Vancouver and up into picturesque Deep Cove.  Alternatively, crew can simply join the boat in the morning on Saturday, September 9th.  The return trip to West Vancouver will be made immediately after racing on Sunday, September 10th, tides allowing.


Check out the chill vibes of last year's regatta!


Previous sailing experience required, including racing with spinnaker.  Suitable minimum experience would include:  
Quicker Crew course +
Spinnaker School +/or
Club races or other racing events.  

Contact us to discuss if you're unsure about your experience level.


This course is open to ages 16 and up.
Maximum of 7 spots available. 
20% for ages 16-25.  Contact us to access this pricing.

5% GST is added at checkout for Canadian customers

Included in Registration

Race fees, fuel and moorage are all included.  This is a day sailing regatta, no accommodation is provided.  Crew must bring their own lunch and water bottle each day.  For the Saturday night BBQ, crew must purchase dinner tickets directly from race organizers.  Information on how to buy tickets for the dinner will be sent out to participants ahead of time.  Check this section of our FAQs for what else is included and not included.

What to Bring & What to Expect?

Please check the required items listed for day sailing on our FAQ page here.  

While we aim to sail our very best on the race course, we offer a fun and supportive learning environment.  No enraged skipper shouting at the crew.  No grim silence as the crew plots a mutiny.  No fits of depression if we don't beat all the other boats.  The Sea to Sky race team is all about improving our own performance both individually and as a team, and doing our best to make every race a positive experience.