Oct10, 2021 race pic1
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Take 5 running, leaving the fleet in its wake

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Take 5 running, leaving the fleet in its wake

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Welcome to the Sunshine Coast Yacht Club, a sailboat racing club operating from Gibsons on the beautiful 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.

Sunday races

Our regular Sunday races are the core of the Club's activity and see a fleet of 12 to 15 boats even in the winter months, and sometimes 20 in the summer months.  The main objective is to get as many sailors as we can out on the water and have fun while still having competitive racing.  

During Covid times we have adopted protocols which allow us to sail safely within health authority guidelines (e.g.No gatherings; sailing single handed, or within family bubbles) and we have introduced pursuit starts which are often easier for single handers and less experienced racers.

You don't have to be a member to come out and try it - just let us know and we'll make it happen!

Ten Commandments of Beercan racing - it seems like we're doing a lot of this - check it out.

Gibsons Regatta - July 24/25

Our annual regatta takes place on the last weekend in July and normally ties in with the Sea Cavalcade festivities.

This year a fleet of 25 boats enjoyed perfect conditions - sun and steady wind for the beautiful 14 mile course around the islands between Gibsons and Bowen Island and 2 short races on Sunday

We introduced a whole lot of changes for this year's regatta - here is the poster...   see the Regatta page for full details


Regatta Poster 2021 V2 Apr 27 SINGLE JPE
Special Events

During the year we have special events such as the sail measurement clinic led in July 2020 by Ignacio Vuillez, our local sailmaker and winning skipper of Aura, who conducted a well attended clinic at Dougall Park.

- see photos on the Events page.

Ignacio has helped several skippers to measure sails and to get a fair PHRF rating.  

Breaking News

November newsletter just published - you can find it by clicking on the dropdown menu above

Ad-hoc races: For the remainder of November, and for Dec and January we will be running ad-hoc races every Sunday, weather permitting. Look for the emailed race notices which are sent out on Friday or Saturdays.

Our 2nd annual Halibut Bank race 20 mile race took place on Sept 12 in sporty conditions with wind blowing steadily at 20+knots and 5' waves.  Results on the Club Racing page.

We've made some changes to our regular courses and we've updated our Sailing Instructions - see Club Racing page.

Current Racing Action

Fall 2021 Series Results
Our Fall Series of  8 races started Sept 12 and ended Nov 7 with, unfortunately four races cancelled due to wet, stormy, weather.
We decided not to extend the series by running make-up races.

In all 16 boats competed - 1st Aura, 2nd Jane's Addiction, 3rd Ruckus.

Gibsons Regatta 2021 Results:


We had perfect conditions for the regatta - enough wind to keep everybody happy on both days.

Congratulations to everybody who took part.

The winning crews were:

Division 1:

1st Too Wicked, M242, Michael Clements 

2nd Coho, Spencer 34, James McDonald

3rd Topless, Catalina 37, Bob Armstrong


Division 2:

1st Aura, Tanzer 26, Ignacio Vuillez

2nd Take 5, Nonsuch 30, David Sverre

3rd A tie between Matilda, Catalina 25, Anna Richley

and Pavlova, Paceship 26, Jim Forward

Many thanks to the  volunteers of the Gibsons Yacht Club who put on a great BBQ on the pier open to both racers and the general public, and which made this year's event feel much more festive, and much more of a community event.

Helping make this a true Community weekend were the Gibsons Paddle Club who had special canoe blessing ceremony open to the the public, and the Gibsons Sailing Club who had their own regatta for junior dinghy sailors.