Tyra Haul-out and Maintenance

Ahoy Vikings (new and returning)

Tyra haul out maintenance is happening April 15, 2023 Saturday and April 16, 2023 Sunday 10 am to 4pm.

Address: Granville Island Boatyard – 1650 Duranleau St, Vancouver, BC

This is a great way for new members to meet past members and see our 34 ft yacht Tyra.   For past members it’s a great way to learn more about Tyra systems, operations and troubleshooting.

I have made a sign up spreadsheet just so that we have an idea of the number of people and that not everyone comes at the same time.

Or just drop by and say hello.



Flotilla captain

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Meet The Members Night 2023

Greetings, fellow Vikings!

After two long years of virtual meetings, we are thrilled to extend our invitation to you for the Vikings Meet the Members night. Let’s raise a toast to a fantastic sailing season ahead!

This event presents an incredible opportunity to connect with other members of the Vikings community and gain insight into the Club, the executive’s roles, responsibilities, and plans for 2023.

We invite you to join us on Friday, March 31, at 1800 in the Surf & Turf room on the second floor of the Jericho Sailing Club. Complimentary appetizers will be served, and beverages will be available for purchase. We recommend that you consider using rideshare or Uber if you plan to indulge in alcoholic beverages.

Here are the event details:
 Friday, March 31, 2023
Time: 1800 – 2100
Location: Jericho Sailing Club, 1300 Discovery St – Room: Surf & Turf

Parking at Jericho is free until April 1st

Please share this invitation with anyone interested in joining the Vikings Sailing Club!

We are looking forward to seeing you there

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2022 Viking Sailing Club Sailpast

Ahoy there Vikings! 

After a two-year pandemic, are you ready to test our courage and fearless Viking mettle? If so, you are in luck; the highlight of the sailing calendar, 2022 Viking Sailpast, is approaching!
We encourage all members to join us to celebrate the 2022 Viking Sailing Club Sailpast on Saturday, June 4th, between 10:30 and 17:00

Sailpast Itinerary

1030: Arrive at the beach and find your crew.
1100: Vice-Commodore safety message.
1130:  Set Sail, water cannons at the beach ready.
Noon: Sail past Tyra, starboard tack only salute the Commodore, and collect a shot of champagne from Commodore’s tray
1210: Sail past Tyra, starboard tack only and fire your water pistols, buckets, water pumps, and anything that fires water at the Vikings on the boat (and at any other Vikings in the Sail past fleet)! Also, try to collect more shots of champagne from Tyra at the same time!
1300: Back on shore to put boats away.
1400: Retire back to the hanger for cocktail hour (Please bring cash, coins preferable).
1430: Lunch
1700: Party on at The Galley

  • We’ve booked the hanger to have a long communal table in front of the club room. Rain or shine, we’ll enjoy our club lunch
  • Lunch fee: $18 per person (early bird discount) / $20 on the day.
  • If you’d like to join us for lunch on the day, please confirm your attendance as soon as possible by registering your name, number of your group, and food preference by updating the sheet here no later than May 30th


  •    Carnivores: Grilled barbecue salmon
  •    Lacto vegetarian: Eggplant/mushroom dish (Or similar)


  •    Assortment of crisp, warm, green vegetables
  •    Crunchy, baked potatoes
  •    Seasonal vegetables / Salad
  •    A delicious selection of desserts


  • You don’t need to find crew beforehand – choose a boat, and fellow Vikings will sign up too.
  • Friends and family are all welcome to join us for lunch!! The more, the merrier.
  • We need volunteers to help us with setting up, music, registration, handling the bar, BBQ and clean up – please give back to the club and indicate what volunteering you can help with when you send in the sign-up form.
  • If you plan to consume alcohol, we recommend carshare, having a designated driver or using public transport after leaving the event.
  • Please advise if you can drive our fellow Vikings to major transit lines and the number of available seats.



  • Please attend the mandatory safety message at 11:00 am.
  • Although sail past is one of the most colourful highlights of the year, especially after we had to skip it for the last two years, please remember: safety is the utmost priority. Please refrain from damaging any vessel and ensure the safety of your crew at all times.
  • Only seniors in training and above are allowed to take the helm.
  • Tasers (maximum of 3 people/boat) / Lasers (maximum of 2 people/boat) / Quest (maximum of 4 people)
  • Catamaran is not allowed.
  • Vikings Sailing Club doesn’t endorse drinking and driving. If you choose to exceed recommended standard drink quantities, please support taxi and car shares to return safely home.

Please let me know if you have any questions via

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Sertan Gun

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Meet the Vikings Virtual Meeting – 2022

Ahoy Vikings!

We invite you to a Virtual Meet the Vikings night to celebrate the beginning of a beautiful sailing season, connect with Vikings members and learn more about the Club and the 2022 season.

This year, we are excited to have five-time Olympian Canadian Sailor Nikola Girke join us to share her experiences and answer our questions. Nikola is amongst a few elite athletes who have transitioned from one sport to another and has achieved a top 10 in the world across three different sports disciplines. She represented Canada in sailing in the 470s, windsurfing and mixed-multihull races.

Please share this invite with others who may be interested in joining the Vikings Sailing Club!

You can join the meeting by scanning the QR code or entering the zoom meeting link below on the 31st.

Event Details:
Thursday, March 31, 2022
Time: 1930 – 2030

How to join the meeting: 

On your computer:

On your Mobile/Tablet:

  •    Option 1) Click here to join 
  •    Option 2) Launch your camera, scan the QR code and click the that appears on your screen.

Meeting Agenda:

  • 1930: Welcome, Club Overview and updates on upcoming Training, Racing  and Club Cruises
  • 1940: Nikola Girke Introduction and Q&A session
  • 2010: Updates on Beach Fleet & Facilities
  • 2015: Q&A
  • 2030: Wrap Up

Please reach out to Sertan Gun at or 778 758 1001 if you have any questions.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Virtual Meet The Member Night

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Scan the QR Code or use the meeting ID to join. Learn about our club and get to know our friendly members!

Location: Virtual – Zoom Platform
Start Time: 18:30
Date: 2021-03-31

Meeting ID: 871 0277 8003


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COVID-19 Tyra Safety Plan & PDF File

Viking Sailing Club – COVID-19 Tyra Safety Plan PDF File:

Viking Sailing Club – COVID-19 Tyra Safety Plan


Plan is as follows:

Viking Sailing Club – COVID-19 Tyra Safety Plan – Page 1 of 2

Please review and sign with your entire crew before beginning your cruise.

To Sail on Tyra, You Must:
● Comply with all Viking Sailing Club (VSC) rules as well as local, provincial, and federal
directives for controlling the spread of COVID-19.
● Never board Tyra if you feel sick or have any of the published Covid-19 symptoms (including but
not limited to: fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat and painful swallowing, stuffy
or runny nose, loss of sense of smell, headache, muscle aches, fatigue, loss of appetite). Follow
all provincial guidelines on testing and isolation if you do have symptoms.
● Take responsibility for your own health and understand your own risk and your household’s risk.
This includes having a frank and open conversation with everyone in your crew about their and
their household’s risk and potential for exposure.
● Wash or sanitize your hands frequently during your cruise and do not touch your face. This is an
effective and simple method of protecting yourself and those around you.
● Have a mask available to wear at your discretion. If symptoms emerge during a cruise, wear
your mask, disembark as soon as safely possible to get home, and get tested for COVID-19.
● Disinfect the boat thoroughly at the end of your cruise in accordance with the Tyra COVID-19
disinfecting checklist. Consider disinfecting before the start of your cruise for your own comfort.
● Understand that there are risks associated with sailing on Tyra, and that the measures taken by
the Viking Sailing Club, skippers, and all other participants, including those carried out in
accordance with this plan, will not entirely eliminate those risks.
● Stay up-to-date and be aware that this is a rapidly changing situation.
● Be patient and kind to everyone as we navigate these challenges together.

Skipper Responsibilities
● COVID-19 safety is the responsibility of everyone on board. As with all matters of safety, the
skipper has ultimate responsibility and authority on board when it comes to managing COVID-
19 risks.
● Ensure that you and all members of the crew read and sign this COVID-19 Tyra Safety Plan at
the beginning of your cruise.
● Ensure that the final Tyra COVID-19 disinfecting checklist is carried out and signed at the end of
your cruise.
● As part of sail planning, be sure to verify the availability of fuel, water, food, and moorage in
your planned destinations, as many facilities may be closed or restricted.
● Check the status of marine provincial parks before visiting.
● Be aware that some communities may restrict or prohibit visitors in order to protect themselves
from COVID-19. Always verify that planned destinations allow visitors.
● Be aware that the Coast Guard has advised that while rescue services continue to be available,
they may be limited compared to previous years.
● For day sails, consider limiting access to cabins or limiting who goes below deck for reasons
other than visiting the head.
● Be prepared for closures and restrictions to change on short notice during your cruise. Have a
contingency plan for what you will do if a crew member, 2IC, or you, develops symptoms during
your cruise.
● Record name and contact info in the log of anyone who boards Tyra who is not on your crew.



Viking Sailing Club – COVID-19 Tyra Safety Plan – Page 2 of 2
Sailing with Your Social Circle
● Proper social distancing will be impossible to maintain over the duration of a cruise. Therefore, it
is important to carefully choose the people with whom you sail.
● Limit your crew to people you consider to be part of your COVID-19 social circle (sometimes
referred to as your bubble), meaning the people with whom you have close contact who are not
part of your household.
● During Phase 2 of British Columbia’s restart plan, British Columbians are advised that if they
choose to expand their social circle, they must do so slowly and carefully.
● Everyone is ultimately responsible for determining their own COVID-19 social circle, but they
must do so while carefully considering risks to themselves and others, always isolating
themselves when ill or showing any COVID-19 symptoms, and keeping the overall size of their
COVID-19 social circle small.
Cruise Boat Policies
● All regular cruise boat policies continue to apply to sailing Tyra, with the exception of two
policies that are temporarily suspended or modified for the 2020 sailing season:
○ Rule 10 – specifies that all cruises longer than 5 days should have 3 Viking members on
board. This rule is temporarily suspended in order to make it easier for members to sail
within their social circle. That means that for the 2020 season a 7-day cruise with only
two Vikings on board is permitted.
○ Rule 11 – specifies reservation deposit and cancellation policies. Since members may
not board Tyra while ill, and since there is uncertainty as to when or if restrictions,
regulations, and the course of the pandemic will change, for the 2020 season Vikings
may cancel at any time and receive full refunds if they paid a booking deposit.

Cleaning and Disinfecting
● Tyra must be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected with appropriate disinfecting agents at the end
of every cruise in accordance with the Tyra COVID-19 disinfecting checklist.
● As with every shared space, you can never be 100% certain that something has been
disinfected when you arrive. Disinfect to your level of comfort when arriving at the boat.
● Each skipper should provide cleaning supplies for the cruise, in accordance with the Tyra
COVID-19 disinfecting checklist.
● Backup cleaning supplies are on board and must be replenished before the next cruise if used.



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