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Kitsilano Yacht Club
Vancouver's Neighbourhood Yacht Club since 1934
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Kitsilano Yacht Club

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 Cal 20, 5o5, Lightning, Martin 242, and Star and outrigger canoe and SUP racing teams. 

We run a Thursday night and a Sunday afternoon race series and host several regattas.  This year, we will host the Squamish 2016 5o5 Canadian Championships on 2 and 3 July.

On Thursday Nights our members enjoy hot meals in the clubhouse after racing.  All members and their guests are welcome by reservation.

Upcoming Events

505 Canadian Championships - July 2-3


Kits Invitational Regatta - July 9-10

NOR - Updated June 22Kits Invitational Regatta 2016 NOR
$20.00 Early Registration Discount
in effect until midnight July 2nd.

Online registration Register Now 


Crew Board Now Live!

Crew seeking skippers - Skippers seeking crew - Crew Board

Limited time membership offer

KYC is excited to offer first-time members their initial season for $100 off the regular membership rate.  Enjoy the clubhouse, our races, and all the privileges that come with being a member at the best waterfront location in Vancouver.  JOIN NOW

Sailing Lessons at Kitsilano Yacht Club



Kitsilano Yacht Club operates a safe, fun sail and paddle training program for children and adults at our location right beside the Kits pool.  We have an exciting new series of programs for the summer.
CLICK HERE to sign up now!  

UBC SailBot


Every year more than 60 students from the University of British Columbia come together to design and build a fully autonomous sailboat, a Sailbot.

Their motivation is neither class credit nor financial gain; they are simply passionate about complex programming, advanced electronics and sailing.


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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