The Club has sailboats available for members - from beginners to Canada Summer Games race boats. When compared with renting a sailboat for $50/hour or the cost of buying, storing, maintaining, and insuring a sailboat... The Club's Co-op Boat program is incredibly cost effective.
The annual co-op boat fee ($200 in 2020) is an ultra low-cost alternative to boat ownership.
Co-op boat spaces are limited to ensure members have access to boats.
Co-op Boat Usage Agreement / Release and Waiver. <- read this
Members can sign up in the Member's Area.
Our Co-op Boats
SanJuan 21 (the Club owns 5) - these keelboats are great for a family of up to six for an afternoon sail or join in the racing with a crew of three. More about these boats on the local SanJuan 21 fleet's website.
(the Club owns 1
) - The J/24 is an international One-Design keelboat class, created to fulfill the diverse needs of recreational sailors such as cruising, one design racing, day sailing, and handicap racing. It is the world's most popular One-Design keelboat (more than 50,000 people sailing 5,500 boats worldwide).
This high performance keelboat is a welcome addition to the Club's Co-op Boat program.
(the Club owns 9
) - These boats are excellent for all ages. For Youth, they fit into the Long Term Athlete Development Plan and are the transition boat from single-handed to double-handed sailing and particularly for youth wanting to advance to the 29er. For post-secondary students the 420 is the boat used at more than 200 universities in Canada and the USA for collegiate sailing programs. For adults these are great boats for two people to learn to sail / advance their sailing.
(the Club owns 12
) - The Club's Lasers have multiple sail plans (4.7 / Radial / Full) to accommodate sailors as they grow and gain experience. The Laser is the most popular training and racing dinghy in the world.
29er (the Club owns 3) - These are the Canada Summer Games two person sailboat. The Club is committed to fielding youth to represent the province at the Games every four years.
(Photo: Australian Sailing)
(the Club owns 3
) - Bytes are a really good transition boat for youth moving from the Optimist to the Laser 4.7 or Radial.
Optimists (the Club owns 26) - For youth aged 6 to 14, these are the initial boat for many youth starting to sail and are used extensively in our Summer Sailing Camps.
(the Club owns 4
) - Designed by a Club member, the MelonSeeds are a stable and safe boat perfect for kids from 5 to 9 years old.