Welcome to the Sunshine Coast Yacht Club, a sailboat racing club operating from beautiful Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast of B.C.
Our purpose is to facilitate regular races, and special events for sailors of all levels of expertise.
While we sail in a spirit of friendly competition, our number one objective is for skippers and crew to enjoy being out there!
Membership is affordable - see the Membership page.
Come and try us out - on race days, usually Sunday. Races start at 11:30am.
During the Covid emergency we are not having any physical meetings before racing.
2020 Sunday races
During the Covid 19 prevention period the SCYC temporarily stopped organizing regular Sunday races , a few private keen sailors stepped up and continued with mostly pursuit races, while still respecting Government virus prevention protocols (i.e. no pre-race skippers meetings, skippers sailing either single handed or with people from within their "bubble").
Effective November the SCYC has defined its policy for sailing under the pandemic (see the updated Sailing Instructions on the Club Racing page) and has resumed responsibility for running the regular Sunday races. We will continue with a mix of pursuit starts and regular starts.
Gibsons Regatta 2020
The 2nd Annual Gibsons Regatta "Sea Cavalcade" regatta took place on Saturday, July 25, 2020. See the details on the regatta page.
A record fleet of 23 boats enjoyed perfect conditions - sun and steady wind for the beautiful 12 mile course around the islands between Gibsons and Bowen Island.
The first boat home was Topless, skippered by Bob Armstrong, and results on handicap were:
1st Aura, Tanzer 26, solo sailed by Ignacio Vuillez
2nd Topless, Catalina 37
3rd Ruckus, Martin 242, skipper Dave Pritchard
Here is a photo of the trophy being presented by David Sverre to winner, Ignacio, who once again showed us how well he can sail his 26' Tanzer single handed!
SCYC 2021 Calendar (click to view)
We've drafted our race and event calendar for the year (subject to change as we go).
Besides the regatta, we intend to have at least two longer races (maybe out day one, back next).
Revised Sailing Instructions
We've substantially updated our Sailing Instructions to include a revised race cut-off time, a COVID-19 policy, information on pursuit racing and other things. If you race with our fleet please check them out on the Club Racing page.
Current Racing Action
The first race of the Spring Series took place on April 4, Easter Sunday. 12 boats out on a lovely sunny, windy, day. Sailed course IH#4 from the Green Lady to Hutt Rock and back. Details on the link below and on the Club Racing page.
The Winter Series started on Jan 31 and finished on March 21 with 6 races run and 2 cancelled due to weather. Congratulations to all boats, and of course to the top three:
1st Jane's Addiction, Rolf Braun
2nd Sunshine, Marc Soprovitch
3rd Hara II, Peter Heiberg
- detailed results on the link below.
Sail measurement Clinic
Ignacio Vuillez, our local sailmaker and winning skipper of Aura, conducted a well attended clinic at Dougall Park on July 18th
- see photos on the Events page.
Since the clinic Ignacio has helped several skippers to measure sails and to get a fair PHRF rating.