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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.

Before races we have a Skipper's and Crew meeting at 10:15am on shore in front of the Marina office and after races many people gather at the Gibsons Market for a natter and a drink afterwards.

Sunday races

Our regular Sunday races are the core of the Club's activity. We race year round with a regular fleet of around 10 boats of all types and sizes.  Our July regatta usually has a fleet of about 25 boats.

 

The main objective is to get as many sailors as we can out on the water and have fun while still having competitive racing.  And while keeping it affordable. 

If you are a new comer to yacht racing we try to keep things simple and unintimidating - for example, we have often have pursuit starts which are easier for single handers and less experienced racers since there are fewer boats on the start line at once.

If you just want to crew - come down to the Skipper's Meeting at 10:15 on race days and we'll try to find you a ride to get started. You will see that we have a Crew Available list on the Membership & Crewing page.

If you are an experienced racer you will find good competition and interesting and scenic courses to sail.

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

Our annual regatta takes place on the second to last weekend in July.

The 2023 Regatta saw great participation and perfect weather.

Gibsons Regatta - July 22/23, 2023:

Another successful Regatta - check out the results here!

 News

     

SCYC calendar - we've recently published our calendar  for           2024 - take a look.

2024 calendar link

The AGM was held on April 7th , (here is the Notice of AGM if you want to read it). 

A presentation prepared by Mark Evans preceeded the AGM entitled  "Introduction to Sailboat Racing and the SCYC" with over 20 attendees and lively discussion.

Following up on Mark's seminar, and to encourage anyone interested in racing to come out and actually try it, please join our Sunday race and skippers meeting at 10:15AM outside the marina office.

 

Alatus Victorious Again At Southern Straits, 2024:  Congratulations to Vatche and crew on Alatus (Ignacio, Richard, Huei Jen, and Cliff)  for their awesome performance in the Southern Straits race last weekend.  First place again in their division, defending their 2023 win and 7th place overall!

 

 

Current Racing Action highlights

The Winter Series commenced on Jan. 28th and ended Mar. 24th.  12 boats participated in one or more races and braved the cold, rainy winter weather completing 7 races.

Series winners were:

1st Alatus

2nd Fast Lane

3rd Aria

The Spring Series commences on April 7th, 2024

See details on the Club Racing page

Special Events

During the year we have special events such as the sail measurement clinic led 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.

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