Overview

Wednesday Night Racing is a mainstay of the sailing community in Vancouver, and a great way to get some regular sailing practice on a flexible schedule.  The racing is friendly yet competitive, which offers us a great challenge and opportunity to learn while sailing against some top notch local racers.   

This is not an instructional course although there will be a briefing given by your skipper before and after each race to prepare and recap events of the evening.  You will continue developing skills you have learned in our other Learn to Race courses with guidance from our experienced instructors, and continue building your confidence and knowledge on the water.  All while enjoying the excitement of club racing! 

Note that Wednesday Night Racing is FREE for Sea to Sky Sailing Race Team Members, and just $20 if you are not a member and want to try it out.  Our usual 20% discount for young adults ages 16-25 applies.

Space is limited to 2 students per night, with the rest of the spots used by Race Team Members.  We strongly recommend registering 24 hours (or more) ahead of time below to avoid the disappointment of potentially being left at the dock. 

Social Sailing

Let's not forget the social side of things!  After racing every Wednesday, West Vancouver Yacht Club hosts a BBQ dinner for all the crews.  It's a great opportunity to meet other sailors, hang out with the Sea to Sky crew for dinner (and a pint for thirsty sailors over 19) and enjoy sharing tall tales from the race course.  This is also the quickest way to find out results from the evening's race, as the race committee will present awards and post results during dinner.  Attendance is entirely optional after racing, bring cash or credit if you want to purchase a meal as this is not included in registration.

Prerequisites

Must have some basic sailing experience such as our Quicker Crew course or equivalent experience.  Attending a Spinnaker School workshop is strongly recommended.  

Contact us if you're unsure about your experience.

Dates

Wednesday nights, dates coming soon!
5:30pm - 8pm-ish*

*The finish time indicated here is approximate, not a guarantee.  The race committee may run a shortened course and on occasion racing may be abandoned due to lack of wind.

Registration

FREE for Sea to Sky Sailing Race Team Members!

Maximum of 5 students. 
Open to ages 16 & up. We offer a 20% discount for ages 16-25. Contact us for this pricing.

5% GST added at checkout for Canadian customers.

What to Bring?

Please review the required and recommended items listed for day sailing on our FAQ page here.

 

Location

We start and finish each session at 5750 Eagle Harbour Road.

By Public Transit
Bus #250 between downtown Vancouver and Horseshoe Bay offers access with a stop at Eagle Harbour Road.  5 minute walk from the bus stop to the club.

By Car
Free parking on the street around the corner from the club lot.  Please do not park in the club parking lot as it is reserved for members and you will be towed.

By Bicycle
Marine Drive is a popular cycle route although does not have much of a shoulder on many parts of the road.  There are plenty of secure locations to lock your bicycle while sailing.  

More questions? Contact Us!