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!
Happy Holidays and Happy Sailing in 2021
- and note reduction of membership fees for 2021
Revised Sailing Instructions
We've substantially updated our Sailing Instructions to include a COVID-19 policy, to include 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
Sunday fun races have been run on Nov 15, Nov 29, Dec 06, Dec 20, Jan 10, Jan 17. - see the results on the Club Racing page.
One more of these ad-hoc races to go on Jan 24th and then we start the Winter Series on Jan 31.
Fall Series 2020 Results
The eighth and final race of the Fall 2020 Series took place on November 8th under sunny skies with 14 boats out.
For the series 19 boats participated - well done to all the skippers and crews.
Special mention to the three crews who did not miss a race - TOPLESS, MATILDA, and ELAN.
The winner and runners-up for the Series were:
TOPLESS - Bob Armstrong (8 points)
RUCKUS - Dave Pritchard (34 points)
SUNSHINE - Marc Soprovitch (35 points)
See details on the Club Racing page
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.