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The Best Sailing Club on English Bay! 2022

New membership is now closed for 2022. Please contact if you are interested in joining next season or check back at this website in February 2023 when we open membership for the next season. 

Join our sailing community –  improve your sailing skills, have a blast and meet new people. Our club is open to sailors of all skill levels.

Ready to join now registration can all be done online. You can choose to pay by eTransfer or cheque. This year we are encouraging new members to pay by eTransfer but if its easier for you, feel free to pay by cheque.

Please contact Angela Stadel, Membership Officer at before you complete you registration to ensure the club is the right fit for your interests and experience.

Here is the membership fee structure.

Note that the JSCA membership fees are NOT included in your Viking membership payment. Once you renew your Viking membership, please visit the JSCA office to pay the JSCA membership fee, sign their waiver, and update your membership card.

eTransfer (preferred option):

  • Submit this online form if paying by eTransfer (note the total amount owing on completing the submittal form).
  • Send an Interac eTransfer to
  • Use the security question you’ll receive by email upon form submission
  • Type ‘Membership’ in the ‘Message’ text field

pay by cheque (alternative option):

  • Submit this online form: to pay by cheque (note the total amount owing on completing the submittal form)
  • Make cheques payable to the “Viking Sailing Club”
  • Send to Mark Murray, 610 – 63 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, V5Y 0G8

Upon receiving your submission form and payment we will contact you soon afterwards with important information as to the next steps.

For renewing members: go to the Members Area and sign in or if you forgot your password email

The Viking Sailing Club is in Vancouver at Jericho at 1300 Discovery street.  We are a cooperative style club providing sailing opportunities to our members.  There are no additional training fees.

The Viking Sailing Club is a cooperative, nonprofit organization. We do not offer courses of study in sailing, but rather, for the cost of our annual membership dues  we provide some initial training to new members from senior members of the club on our beach fleet — that is, our dinghy sailboats that we launch from the Jericho Sailing Centre. The boats we use for training are our Tasars — we have five of them — but we have other boats that members of the club can learn to sail once they have finished training on the Tasars, including the high performance RS-500 and a Nacra 570 Catamaran. A full list of our fleet is here:

All new members of the Vikings start with a novice rating even if you have previous sailing experience or training. We provide a training calendar for novices to sign up to learn and get rated with senior-rated members of the club. Training opportunities are available from early May through the end of July.  The goal of training is to attain an intermediate rating — this is achieved by the demonstrated mastery of basic sailing skills and knowledge. After attaining an intermediate rating, a Viking sailor has unlimited access to our Tasar fleet (subject to wind restrictions) and may learn to sail other boats in our fleet.

We do not offer any certificates or anything that are recognized by other institutions and encourage prospective members to all look at some certification training such as CanSail 1 and 2.

We also have a 34-foot cruise boat named Tyra, which we dock at Burrard Civic Marina. Members are allowed to book this boat at favourable rates (about 1/3 the price of commercial charter rates) and sail with a Viking skipper and a Viking second-in-command. While Tyra is already booked up for the peak summer months, spring and fall openings are still available. We also have fun cruises throughout the summer. Senior rated sailors have the opportunity to apply for our 2iC (second-in-command) program, an intensive sailing course that takes place in late winter / early spring. Generally members won’t be able to apply for that program until at least their second season with the club — we want members to master dinghy sailing first before moving up to the keelboat.

For more information on training contact our training officer and vice commodore Hope Morris <>

2022 Season Training Schedule 

Classroom/online sessions will be take place:

April 14 – Classroom Session #1 – Orientation

April 21 – Classroom Session #2 – Intro to basic dinghy sailing

April 25 – Classroom Session #3 – JSCA Safety Seminar

April 30 and May 1 – Taser rigging clinic

On water training starts in May

Watch for more sates and details coming up.

After the classroom sessions are completed, rigging of our training dinghies and on the water training will commence.  An online training calendar will be available near the end of March. Novices can sign up for rigging and on-water sessions to learn and get rated with senior-rated members of the club.


Keel boat sailing and cruising

There is no better way to start keel boat sailing than to start as a crew on our new 34-foot Bavaria cruise boat. sail our cruise boat Btw everyone starts as a crew member. We have fun cruises throughout the spring/summer.  As a member you have access to chartering our cruise boat accompanied by one of our many skippers and 2ic (second-in-charge) for about a third of commercial chartering rates.

Have a safe and wonderful 2022 sailing year! 

Angela Stadel,  Membership Officer

Membership Benefits

Viking Boats and a beautiful sunset from Jericho Beach

Viking Boats and a beautiful sunset from Jericho Beach

Membership benefits include:

  • Use of our entire beach fleet, with appropriate  training/rating.
  • Highly discounted rates to use the club cruise boat TYRA
  • Great club events
    • BBQs by the beach
    • Sailpast
    • Racing
    • May Cruise
    • Christmas Party
  • JSCA membership are not included in Viking membership dues and are mandatory.  They include:
    • Discounts at The Galley Patio & Grill
    • Hot showers and private change rooms
    • Boat rescue if ever needed whilst sailing on English Bay
  • The opportunity to make new friends


If you have any questions please feel free to contact our membership officer. If you like you can also arrange a meeting at our club room at the Jericho Sailing Centre (view our club room location) to check out our boats and the club room for yourself.