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The Best Sailing Club on English Bay!  2018

Join our club, learn to sail or improve your sailing skills, have a blast and meet new people. Our season begins in March. Membership is limited so join us and learn to sail today. You can sign up and pay with your credit card online in March.

Not sure about joining yet.  Come to our Meet The Members Night on march 27 2018 tuesday see details here:  2018 come meet us

The Viking Sailing Club is in Vancouver at Jericho at 1300 Discovery street.  We are a cooperative style club providing training and sailing opportunities to our members.  There are no additional training fees.  If you missed the “Meet The Members Night you can also meet and help members at the spring work party Saturday April 7.

When you join everyone starts as a Novice. training  We encourage you to begin the season with one of three possible classroom sessions which includes the JSCA safety seminar and one of four possible rigging clinics on one of our 5 tasar dinghies at the Jericho Sailing Centre.  If you can’t make any/some of these sessions or clinics we will try to match you up with a senior to catch up (contact membership officer by email) but you must take the JSCA safety seminar separately to obtain the intermediate rating (held monthly).  Next you will match yourself with one of our seniors for on-the-water training which starts May 9 2018 through to July 28 2018.  Easy to do on our online xls spreadsheet.  We recommend you do 5 on-the-water training sessions before you try for the intermediate rating but less depending on your past sailing abilities.  With an intermediate rating you are able to take out the taser dinghy with another intermediate or senior sailor.  Also, you will be able to take future clinics throughout the spring and summer for a number of our other boats including our lasers and catamaran as well as our kayaks, SUPs and windsurf boards to enable you to take them out also. sail our fleet

Dates for our Classroom Sessions in the JSCA NW Room:  Thurday April 19 (1900-2010), Thursday April 25 (1900-2030), Thursday May 3 (1900-2030)

Dates for our Rigging Clinics:  Saturday May 5 (1000 &1400), Sunday May 6 (1000), Wednesday May 9 (1700)

First day of on-the-water training:  Wednesday May 9 (1700)

Final day of on-the-water training: Saturday (July 28)

Are you interested in keel boat sailing and cruising.  There is no better way 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) at times for a third of commercial chartering rates.  Think about joining us on our May Long Weekend Cruise in the Gulf Islands where we will be taking our Bavaria cruise boat as well as chartering additional cruise boats for a couple of overnights.  It’s a great way to meet other members and get started in learning about cruising. may cruise 2018

Have a safe and wonderful 2018 sailing year! 

Raymond Chan, 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:

  • Free use of our entire beach fleet, with appropriate sailor training
  • 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 is included in Viking membership dues
    • 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

Contact

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.

membership@vikingsailingclub.bc.ca

Sign up online

The Viking Sailing Club is now accepting payment by credit card. Our credit card processor is Stripe and we do not collect or store your credit card information ourselves. When you complete this form the JSCA will be sent an email letting them know you are a member and you can stop by the office any time to pick up your sticker.

Rates

Viking Rate Taxes Jericho Membership Taxes Total Due
Single Member 407.18 48.86 99.00 4.95 560.00
Couple 840.09 100.81 142.00 7.10 1,090.00