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Bluenose Regatta – 

November 2nd and 3rd, 2019

For the first year we are introducing all optimist championship classes.

The first Bluenose Regatta, sailed in 1988, was limited to Lasers, a small, one-person dinghy. The 2019 Bluenose Regatta is open to all one design dinghies and this year there may be as many as seven classes (Laser, Laser Radial, Laser 4.7., 29er, 420, 505, Cal 20) plus an X-Class. Total entries could be 85+ boats!


With the regatta now open to multiple classes, sailors will have different levels of experience and there will be many junior sailors. There will be a catered dinner on the Saturday night with a casual, family friendly menu and lots of hot chocolate (with marshmallows) to warm everyone up!

The Bluenose Race Committee members and the KYC Executive take this opportunity to invite members to participate in the Regatta, if not as a sailor then please make yourself available to help in one of the many volunteer positions.  Come join in the fun and provide a warm welcome to all the brave, chilly, and blue-nosed on-the-water volunteers and racers!

If you are not participating as a sailor, volunteer positions will be available.  Please keep an eye on the Volunteering Info page on the website; or contact Colm Webb at the KYC office for volunteering opportunities.

Looking forward to seeing you at the Bluenose!

Sunday Sept 29 Afternoon on the Deck - BBQ after sailing

On Sunday, September 29th, KYC’s Lightning Fleet hosted an informal BBQ on the deck after the Lawrance Cup race was finished.  40+ sailors, other members, and guests enjoyed a sunny early fall afternoon on the deck.

Thanks to all who participated as a good time was had by all after an excellent breezy, sunny couple of hours of racing.

Lawrance Cup Race Sunday 29th September


This is anything goes race around the bell buoy.  Add a spinnaker, add another sail, increase the size of your sails.  You can even paddle if you want.
Sunday, September 29th, 2019, 1200

Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions 2019

Lawrance Cup 2019 Results

Lawrance Cup NOR & SI's

Lawrance Cup Registration Form

Please fill out your registration and return by in person or email to

Kits Invitational Regatta July 13 - 14

CAL20 Canadian Championships
Lightning Pacific Northwest Championships

Kits Invitational 2019 Results

Summer Sailing Camp at the Kitsilano Yacht Club

Kitsilano Yacht Club was delighted to have your children to join us for fun Summer Camps this last summer.  Come back to us next summer!

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Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

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, 5O5, Martin 242, 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 September, we hosted the Vancouver 2018 5O5 Canadians.  The 2017 Kits Invitational Regatta was also Cal20 Canadian Championships, Lightning PNW District Championships, and 5O5 Western Canadian Championships.  September 2017 saw us host the 6M Oceana Cup Regatta as part of the lead-in to the  6M World Championships held at RVYC.

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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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