Membership & Crewing Information
What to do if you are not a member and just want to try us out for size?
For the fiscal year Feb 1/23 to Jan 31/24 the Full Membership fee is $125 (increased from $75 for the previous two years) and the Associate Member fee will remain at $25.
Click here to get the 2 part form to apply for, or renew membership, or to enter an event, and to complete the liability waiver.
Unfortunately we could not figure out how to make it so that you can fill-out these forms directly online without the Club purchasing Adobe Acrobats expensive add-on - so you have to print out the form, fill it in, scan it and email it to us
New members are encouraged to sail with us whether or not they have a rating for their boat. So if you want to come and race with us and don't have a rating for your boat just let us know and we'll figure out a suitable temporary rating.
However we do encourage people to get an official certificate to ensure fair and competitive sailing. We can help you measure sails, etc. to apply for a rating. We usually have a hand-on session in the Spring to help owners measure sails and get the data to apply for a rating.
Rating certificates are issued by BC Sailing (see www.bcsailing.bc.ca ) and cost $45.
We will accept a rating certificate for a period of 3 years from date of issue provided no significant changes have been made to the boat, rig, or sails.
For more information check the Sailing Instructions on our Club Racing pages.
We welcome new members.
If you are a skipper, not a member, and want to race your boat in one of our races there is no charge if you want to race a time or two to check it out. If you want to do that please send us an email or contact the Fleet Captain or one of the Exec members (See Contact Us page) who will advise you what to do.
Before racing for the first time you must sign a liability waiver (the form is available on this link) before racing. It is helpful if you already have a rating certificate for your boat, or at least know what the usual rating is for like boats - but if you do not have one we will attempt to allocate one to you for your first race.
Full Membership is for skippers of boats who wish to race their boat in our regular races.
Associate Membership is for sailors, or wannabe sailors, and which gives them first priority in crewing, plus free attendance at special events, and regular emails about races, etc. Note - if you sail as crew you do not need to be a member unless you sail so regularly that you wish to become one.
What to do if you want to CREW?
We welcome those who want to crew, whether experienced or not. You do not have to be a member to crew - we just hope you will decide to become an Associate Member if you start sailing regularly in our races.
If you know one of our Skipper members who needs crew just go ahead and sail with them. Otherwise you can get on our Crewing List by sending us an email with your contact information and a little bit about your sailing experience.
Here is the link to our Crew Available & Wanted list
When you are on that list you will receive email notices from us about races and other activities.
A very good way to get out sailing is simply to come down to our Skipper's and Crew meeting which is held on Sundays at 10:15am in front of the Gibsons Marina office where we will do our best to match you up with a boat needing crew.