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The Best Sailing Club on English Bay!  2018

Learn to sail or improve your sailing skills, have a blast and meet new people.

Don’t delay join today!

Registration can now all be done online.  You can sign up and pay with your credit cardjoin now 2018

If you would like to pay by cheque.

  • Submit this online submission form: pay by cheque (note the total amount owing)
  • Make cheques payable to the “Viking Sailing Club”
  • Mail cheques to: Membership Officer, 462-488 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Y 2S7

Upon receiving your submission form and payment we will contact you soon afterwards with important information and as to the next steps.  (see below to give you a heads up)

For renewing members: our membership list has been updated to obtain your new password please email me at

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.

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 (currently $560 for first-time members) we provide unlimited 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:
New members of the Vikings start with a novice rating. We provide a training calendar for novices to sign up to train with senior-rated members of the club for one-on-one lessons in dinghy sailing. These sessions take place on Wednesday evenings and on Saturdays throughout the training season, which lasts 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.
In summary, annual membership dues include all training and all time spent sailing our beach fleet. Not a bad deal! The trade off is that we do not offer any certificates or anything that are recognized by other institutions. Our rating system is internal. But of course the sailing skills we teach last a lifetime and we provide all the boats our members need.
We also have a 34-foot cruise boat named Tyra, which we dock at Burrard Civic Marina and which members sail around the waters of BC. Members are allowed to book this boat starting right away at favourable rates (about 1/3 the price of commercial charter rates) and sail it under the supervision of a Viking skipper and a Viking second-in-command. We also have fun cruises throughout the summer. We have a competent crew course we offer multiple times per summer (not on a fixed schedule, but there will likely be one more such course this summer) to gain basic keelboat sailing skills. 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.
I hope that was helpful — please let me know if you have any other questions. We have space right now for new members and would love to have you join us.

Last day of on-the-water training through spreadsheet calendar matchup: Saturday (July 28)

After July 28 we will match you or connect you one on one with one of our club rated senior sailors.  For more information on training contact our training officer and vice commodore Clayton Whitt<>

next JSCA safety seminar July 16, 2018 times at 1900H (7pm), novices/beginners must take the English Bay Safety Seminar before obtaining their intermediate rating.
RSVP to the JSCA office
Space is limited.

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) for about a third of commercial chartering rates.

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


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.

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.


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


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