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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.

 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 are the MInutes of the Meeting, and the Notice of Meeting if you want to read them). 

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

OceanFest: We had planned to support the recently announced two-day festival carrying on the traditional spirit of the Sea Cavalcade planned for July 13 and 14 by having our weekend race on Saturday and with an In Harbour course designed to give good viewing from the Seawalk. However it now seems that the organizers have cancelled the event so we are back to our regular Sunday race on that weekend.

 

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

Our 2024 Regatta will take place on Saturday, July 20th and Sunday, July 21st.  To enter your boat please see the Ragatta page.

The 2023 Regatta saw great participation and perfect weather.

Gibsons Regatta - July 22/23, 2023:

Another successful Regatta - check out the results here!

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 Spring Series commenced on April 7th and ended May 19th.  10 boats participated in one or more races (down a bit from 12 in the Winter series).

Series winners were:

1st Jane's Addiction

2nd Shen

3rd Fast Lane

The Summer Series starts on June 16 and our annual regatta is on July 20/21.

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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