Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced offshore sailor? A lifetime of adventure begins here.
Individuals, couples, PRIVATE groups and families can learn to sail year-round on the English Bay and Howe Sound.
Our weekday and weekend courses give you the opportunity and the mentoring to obtain internationally recognized Certifications for ownership and chartering.
Day sail with us on Vancouver's pristine English Bay, Howe Sound and Indian Arm.
BC- based Cruise & Learn adventures and mileage builders (Skipper/Crew) explore Desolation Sound, Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island. International Cruise & Learn flotillas travel to Greece, Italy, British Virgin Islands, St Lucia & the Grenadines and Scotland.
Singles, Couples and PRIVATE Groups are welcome.
Racing & Training
What does it take to win on the water? Join a VSC crew aboard our Beneteau FIRST 36.7 racing yacht for local Vancouver and regional Pacific Northwest regattas and long distance races.
Take a racing course or become a VSC Member and learn the skills to be a knowledgable speed contributing Racing Crew, Navigator and Helmsman. Enrol today and join in year-round.
2019 Cruise & Learn Destinations
The Vancouver Sailing Club provides a program of Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced sailing coursesl. In addition, we offer evening, half day, full day cruises to English Bay, Howe Sound, Bowen Island and Indian Arm. Our popular cruise & learn adventures to Desolation Sound, Gulf Islands, Bowen Island, British Virgin Islands, Greece, the Caribbean and Mediterranean Sea keep our you challenged with year-round opportunities to sail and relax in paradise. Contact us today!
The British Virgin Islands are consistently rated as one of the world's top three sailing destinations. Register early for our 7 or 14 day Bareboat Charter & Cruising Catamaran Cruise & Learn.
One hundred miles north of Vancouver is Desolation Sound and the Discovery Islands. In July and August our Vancouver and Powell River based Cruise & Learn Desolation Sound sailingadventures will take you north to a vast wilderness area, teeming with coastal wildlife, mountains and protected anchorages.
Our Vancouver based Cruise & Learn takes you to the Gulf Islands, where you can earn your Certifications for Day Skipper and Bareboat Charter Master. Enjoy sailing and the cruising comforts of our performance cruiser through the long protected channels, quiet coves and fascinating ports-of-call. Each year many VSC Members and Students join us for F U N and adventure!
The Bowen Island sailing includes a full-day cruise to Snug Cove, Bowen Island. This Bowen Island sailing cruise is yet another of our beautiful cruise & learn adventures, perfect for individuals, couples or a PRIVATE party of up to 9 adults. Surrounded by mountains and the sea you have the opportunity to take the wheel. trim the sails or just relax in a safe environment.