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.
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.
Gibsons Regatta - July 22/23, 2023
Our annual regatta takes place on the last weekend in July and normally ties in with the Sea Cavalcade festivities.
The 2022 Regatta saw 21 boats out in perfect weather.
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.
Alatus Victorious At Southern Straits, 2023: 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 in their division and 7th place overall!
New Newsletter February 2023 Edition:
See it on the Newsletter page.
Recently we've revised the diagrams for courses H#1, IH#2 and OS#1 to clarify the alignment of the start and finish lines and to reflect the fact that we no longer have our own buoys. Also we've updated the Start Times Matrix used for pursuit races. See the links on the Club Racing page.
Current Racing Action highlights
The Winter Series wrapped-up on May 28 with seven races sailed since April 2 with only one cancellation due to weather.
Special mention to the boats who showed up for all of the races - Mandala, Jane's Addiction, and Aria.
Series winners were:
3rd Jane's Addiction
See details on the Club Racing page