What to do if you are not a member and just want to try us out for size?
An annual membership (Jan - Dec) costs $150 per year.
If you join anytime in the last 6 months of the year the membership fee is reduced to $75.
To regularly participate in any of our races as the skipper of your own boat you must be a full member.
Skippers are expected to obtain a Rating Certificate from BC Sailing (at and costing $45) so that all boats in our races are fairly rated. For new members joining the club who do not have a PHRF cert. we will refund the $45 paid on a one time basis.
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 this link or 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.
If you want to volunteer to crew for somebody please come down to the Skippers Meeting, (held in front of the Gibsons Marina office at 10:30am on race days) identify yourself as wanting to crew, and we will do our best to find a skipper for you. Please bring your own life vest. If there are more people wanting to crew than boats to take them we have to give preference to those who are Associate Members. NOTE: DURING THE COVID EMERGENCY WE WILL NOT BE HAVING ANY PHYSICAL MEETINGS SO IF YOU WANT TO CREW YOU WILL HAVE TO BE IN THE BUBBLE OF A SKIPPER WHOM YOU KNOW.
Associate Membership costs $50 per year and allows one to attend seminars and special events free of charge and to receive regular emails plus first priority for crewing.