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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

Kits Invitational Regatta - Registration Now Open


The Kits Invitational Regatta (July 8-9, 2017) is now open for early registrations on line.
A $20.00 Early Registration Discount is available until midnight June 30, 2017.

The Notice of Race is available for download here:  (Amended June 21, 2017)
Kits Invitational Regatta 2017 NOR

This year the Kits Invitational Regatta is also:
Cal20 Canadian Championships
Lightning PNW District Championships

Register Now!

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Lots of volunteer opportunities are available so if you or someone you know is not sailing in the Regatta remember: this annual event is 100% volunteer driven so we need all of your support. Thank you to everyone who volunteered last year and have agreed to be part of the team again this year. To those of you who are new members, this is a great fun event that will give you the opportunity to meet members and be part of the clubs ongoing success.
If you have your PCOC (Pleasure Craft Operator Certificate) or experience on a mark setting boat please contact Colm, our club manager, directly at (778)-871-0278, or by email at
If you are available during this time and would like to sign up please click the following link KYC VOLUNTEER SIGN UP *Remember you must be logged in to the website to view and sign up for opportunities, and for your hours to be recorded. To get an idea of what the task includes click the more button on the left hand side.

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Volunteering Opportunites

Crew Board

The solstice was Tuesday, June 20th and now the whole summer stretches out before us! Long evenings with beautiful light, sunsets, warmth, and extra time with family and friends; the pace of life seems to change for the summer. Sailors and paddlers will be enjoying the water while the deck is waiting to welcome our social members. Come down to the club, enjoy the evening and another wonderful meal from Chef Ed, Nelson and Yuiko.

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.

Upcoming Events

Janet Stamper Spring Series Racing

Racing starts in spring on March 19th .. be there or be square.

Get the jump on fellow competitors and get out early.

Boat maintenance, rig tuning, and learning the rules are a great start to winning races but nothing beats showing up and racing on the course!  Details are available here on the Spring Racing Series. The KYC calendar has been updated with the Spring Racing Series dates.
See you on the water.

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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