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.
Our regular Sunday races are the core of the Club's activity and see a fleet of 10 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 23/24, 2022
Our annual regatta takes place on the last weekend in July and normally ties in with the Sea Cavalcade festivities.
Last year a fleet of 25 boats enjoyed perfect conditions - sun and steady wind for the Saturday around the islands course between and 2 short in-harbour races on Sunday.
See details for the 2022 event on the Gibsons Regatta page.
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.
The 2022 Regatta saw 21 boats out in perfect weather. Many thanks to all participants and the volunteers who make it happen.
Here is a photo of Div 2 winning crew of Aura - Michael, Huei Jen, and skipper Ignacio.
Current Racing Action highlights
The Summer race series of 8 races started June 19 with 7 boats out. Now the better weather is here let's get more boats out.
The Spring series ended May 22.
Winners: 1 Hara II, 2 Shen, 3 Jane's Addiction
Winter Series racing: The Winter Series of 8 races finished with a bang on March 20 with 12 boats showing up in wet, cold, blustery conditions - and followed by our first real pub gathering since covid started.
Winners: 1 Jane's Addiction, 2 Hara II, 3 Aria