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Sailing our Cruise Boat

Freya under sail in The Broughtons

our previous club boat Freya under sail in Desolation Sound

Cruising is another of the many enjoyable benefits of membership in the Viking Sailing Club. We are the only sailing club at the Jericho Sailing Centre (and in Vancouver!) which provides beach fleet and cruise boat access. Spending a few days (or more) on some of the best sailing waters in the world with friends and fellow Vikings is incomparable. Charter, club cruises, or training, everyone has the opportunity to sail on our new flagship Bavaria 34′ – Tyra.

Cruising in British Columbia

Learn to sail Freya's Genakker

Learning to sail Freya’s gennaker

Need more? Tyra is moored at Burrard Civic Marina, close to Granville Island. She provides sleeping accommodation for six. As a member of the club, you have booking privileges for this vessel. Plan your summer vacation in the San Juan or Gulf islands or perhaps Desolation Sound. Tyra is also used to train Senior rated members for Second-in-command and Skipper levels.

Chartering our cruise boat

Members are encouraged to book charters on Tyra. As a sailing co-operative we offer charter rates without commercial profit margins (roughly a third of commercial rates), making cruising a great way to spend your vacation.

Club Cruises

We also organize group day and weekend cruises for members and friends to get everyone out on the water – and spread our passion for sailing and Tyra! Go on the May long-weekend cruise, a Fun Day cruise, or organize your own. Stay tuned for notices of Fun Day cruises being planned for this season.

Cruise Boat Sailor Ratings & Training

There are three keelboat ratings for our cruising sailboat Tyra:

  1. Crew – everyone is crew to start with. Help out around the boat or get a suntan. If you’re really nice to the Skipper, you might even get to helm the boat, as long as you’ve got your Pleasure Craft Operator Card.
  2. 2IC (Second-in-command) – club-rated Senior sailors are welcome to apply to our 2IC training program.
  3. Skipper – experienced 2ICs who have demonstrated leadership and commitment to the club are invited to become Skippers.
Happy Viking with well set sails

Off Malcolm Island (near Alert Bay) – Wind 25 knots, Speed 7.3 knots

Cruiseboat instruction

Cruise boat instruction

Freya Specifications

This page will be updated with relevant information for our brand new boat Tyra shortly, so check back again soon!

This information pertains to our previous club boat, Freya.

The Vikings are very proud of our beautiful Bavaria 34. She even has room for 6 to sleep onboard!

Length (LOA) 35.1′ / 10.71m
Freya Cross Section

Freya Cross Section

Freya Deck Plan

Freya Deck Plan

Freya Cabin Plan

Freya Cabin Plan

Length at Waterline (LWL) 30.2′ / 9.2m
Beam 11.9′ / 3.6m
Displacement 12,566 lbs / 5700 kgs
Draft 6.3′ / 1.9m
Sails Furling Headsail, Slab Reefing Mainsail, Gennaker
Sail Area 659 sq. ft. / 61.2 sq. m
Mast Height 48.8′ / 17.9m
Engine Volvo Penta 27 HP (20.1kw) diesel engine
Fuel Tank 39 gal / 150 litres
Water Tank 55 gal / 210 litres
Cruise speed 4 – 6 knots
Berths 6 (2 double, 2 single settee in saloon)
Cabins 2
Heads 1
Instruments Wind instruments, depth sounder, compass, VHF radio
Comfort and entertainment Spacious saloon with settee, galley, chart table, dodger on cockpit, cockpit table, deck/cockpit cooler, running fresh hot and cold water, rigid inflatable dinghy with outboard, hatches in all cabins and saloon, on deck shower, swim ladder, 12 volt electricity, fully equipped galley with 2 burner stove & oven (oven holds a 9 x 11 pan), electric fridge, on deck BBQ, heating, electric anchor winch, CD player, am/fm radio, comprehensive emergency equipment
Freya Saloon

Freya’s Saloon

Freya's galley

Freya’s galley

Freya's V-berth forward cabin

Freya’s V-berth forward cabin

Freya quarter berth

Freya’s quarter berth

Freya moored in Joe Cove, Eden Island, The Broughtons on one of her charters by club members.

Freya anchored in Joe Cove, Eden Island, The Broughton Islands, on one of her charters by club members.

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