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Kitsilano Yacht Club
Vancouver's Neighbourhood Yacht Club since 1934

Kitsilano Yacht Club was founded in the summer of 1934 to foster amateur yachting on English Bay in Vancouver and encourage competition at the highest level. The club is home to many active one-design sailing fleets, including the Star, 505, Martin 242, Melges 24, Lightning and Cal 20 and outrigger canoe and SUP racing teams. 

We run a Thursday night and Sunday afternoon race series and host several regattas. In 2016, we hosted the 505 Canadian Championship.

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The Hailer and Other News

Oceana Cup Regatta Registration:

Register for the 6mtr Oceana Cup Regatta on September 9th and 10th here:

6M Oceana Cup

Kits Invitational Regatta 

Kits Invitational 2017 Results

This year the Kits Invitational Regatta is also:

Cal20 Canadian Championships

Lightning PNW District Championships

505 Western Canadian Championships

Crew Board

Thursday Night Dinner - Members & Guests:

Book Dinner Now!

August 17 is our last Welcome New Members Evening of the season and we hope to see plenty new and long term members! August 17th has some interesting water related events; Seattle’s Pike Place Market, close to the water, opened on August 17, 1907; Mae West was born on August 17, 1893, and the inflatable body hugging life preserver that saved thousands of lives was named the Mae West. The first international boat race also took place on August 17 in 1869, occurring on the River Thames between Oxford and Harvard. This is a really interesting story and I will put more about it in the August Hailer. I also learned of a rowing contest in Paris in 1867 for four-oared shells on the Seine; a team from Saint John, New Brunswick won and returned to Canada as national heroes and world champions.

But back to the present and looking forward to another enjoyable evening at Kits. The weather forecast for August 17th is for sun with some clouds and 23 degrees. Ed and Nelson have a lovely meal planned.

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

Sailing Lessons at Kitsilano Yacht Club


Learn to sail at KYC with Mac Sailing, you can also improve your sailing skills with additional courses         

Call us at 604-224-7245 or e-mail

CLICK HERE to sign up now!  


Kitsilano Watersports  

This program provides kids with an introduction to a number of watersports and activities over the course of a week.

Junior Cruiser

This course offers teenagers an introduction to cruising on our Martin 242s. The curriculum includes sailing, trip planning, safety, weather, docking, anchoring, man overboard and local navigation. The goal for this course is to give students a basic understanding of cruising and the elements involved. Upon completion students will be worthy deckhands for local cruising expeditions. CANSail 1 or equivalent is a prerequisite.

Private Lessons 

We tailor a variety of packages for you, will contact your shortly after your purchase to arrange your dinghy instructor and schedule according to your needs.


Keelboat Day Sailing

The Day Sailing courses are hosted aboard our 24 foot Martin 242s. Courses take place at a variety of times between March and November each year. 
Sign up in groups to get a discount (automatically applied during checkout). Get your Pleasure Craft Operators Card during the course for 40% off regular rate (optional).

Basic Cruising 

This program is a good first step for those interested in chartering yachts around the world. Courses take place aboard our Martin 242’s.

English Bay Cruise

There’s no better way to see Vancouver than cruising around English Bay. Enjoy a 3 hour cruise with a certified instructor aboard our 24 foot sailboats. Have a brief lesson first or head directly out on the water and experience the magic of sailing in English Bay. Group of 4 max.

Private Keelboat Lessons 

Keelboat lessons take place at the Kitsilano Yacht Club. We offer our private lessons in a variety of packages. 
Lessons are scheduled for a minimum of two hours. We will contact your shortly after your purchase to arrange your instructor and schedule according to your needs.

Private Lessons

We tailor a variety of packages specifically for you. You will be contacted shortly after your purchase to arrange your personal dinghy instructor and a schedule according to your needs.

Home of Pacific Reach Paddling


Home of Pacific Reach Paddling

Outrigger canoeing is a sport in which an outrigger canoe (va'a, wa'a, waka ama in Tahitian, Hawaiian, similarly in Polynesian language) is propelled by means of paddles. Outrigger canoeing has grown from its roots in Polynesia to become a very popular paddling sport, with numerous sporting and social canoe clubs established around the world.

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