Membership


2019 Membership Rates

Basic  $20
Basic Family $40
Individual Racing Membership $160
Family Racing Membership $200
Individual Seasons Pass $260
Family Seasons Pass $300

Add-ons

Hobie Wave $60
Summer Storage (May 1 – Oct 31) $220
Winter Storage (Nov 1 – April 30) $220
Pre-paid Annual Storage $400

 

2019 Members Package


2019 Membership Structure

What membership is right for me? 

 

 Join Now for 2019 – Coming Soon!

 

Hobie Wave Access

The following outlines the policy for those who would like to take advantage of the Hobie Wave in their membership. 

  • Hobie upgrade fee for Season Pass members – $60
  • Basic & Racing Members – $30 during Supervised Sail Sessions. Kids under 12 are free if accompanied by an adult. 
  • Charter for non members – $90/hour (up to 4 adults). 
  • Age minimum to take the Hobie: 19 years
  • Club programming takes priority on Hobie use 


Supervised Sailing Program


Members are welcome to come to our supervised sailing sessions where they can find crew members to sail with, have a coach on hand to help launch and dock and provide safety on the water. Skippers must be intermediate level sailors (CanSail 1 proficient) but their crews can be beginners. Minimum Basic Membership required to participate. 

2019 Supervised Sailing programs will be offered on Saturdays & Sundays.  

Saturday Supervised Sail Sessions: 

June 29th, 2019 – August 31st, 2019
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sunday Supervised Sail Sessions: 

June 30th, 2019 – September 1st, 2019
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

2019 Members Clinic

Included for Seasons Pass Members, $20 for Racing & Basic Members.

  • Race Starts
  • Tactics
  • Boat handling skills
  • Rigging tips
  • Mark roundings
  • Laser 101

TIME: Wednesday evening before race night. 5 p.m. start.  

2019 SCHEDULE:

  • June 5th
  • June 19th
  • July 10th
  • July 24th
  • August 7th

REGISTER: Contact the WSA Office at 604-229-2291 or email info@whistlersailing.com for any inquiries regarding these clinics.

 

Mandatory Sailing Orientation for New Members:

Organizing your Sailing Assessment? 

Step 1: You must book a Checkout Sail with us for the Seasons Pass Membership. These sessions are an assessment of your skills. You will also be given an orientation of the Club facilities and procedures. The cost for these sessions is $50 and is non refundable. These sessions are 60 minutes long, please come prepared to sail.

Step 2:  Contact our coaching team at info@whistlersailing.com or by phone at 604-902-4836.  In your email please write in the subject line Sailing Assessment Required. Please give us a brief overview of your sailing experience and skills.

Step 3:
a. Upon successful completion of the Sailing Assessment session your application will be approved and you will be accepted for the racing membership or seasons pass.

b. If your skills are not at the  standard, the $50 checkout fee can be applied to an adult course or private lesson offered by WSA.

All skippers can expect the following:

  • boat rigging and de-rigging
  • boat launching
  • docking
  • boat retrieval
  • 30 min of sailing
  • club policies and rules
  • storage procedures
  • responsibilities of the Racing and Seasons Pass members
  • liability and responsibility

Seasons Pass members are limited to the use of the Pirate Sailboats until the following courses are completed:

  • CanSail 1 (White Sail II) standards must be met in order to use a Pirate Sailboat.
  • CanSail 2 (White Sail III ) standards  must be met in order to use the Laser Sailboats. Please note that Cruising certifications are not equivalent to dinghy sailing certifications.

 

Volunteering with Whistler Sailing

The Whistler Sailing Association is a community, as such we ask you to volunteer throughout the year to keep membership fees down and to continue providing high quality facilities and a family friendly environment. All members are encouraged to volunteer to assist with the maintenance of the equipment, events and activities. Each year we would like to see you volunteer approximately 8 hours.  Volunteer opportunities include:

– Boat Launch
– RMOW Pitch In Day
– Ironman event
– Annual BC Circuit regatta
– Boat Haul out

 

Membership Rules

  • Members must be checked out on proper and safe handling of the boat.  They are also given a tour of the facilities, and taken through club procedures for booking the boats, reporting issues, launching and returning boats
  • Members must be 19 years of age or older.  Members shall accept full responsibility for the safety of all guests while using WSA boats
  • Members are only allowed to sail with guests or friends during club events, such as Wednesday night races or Supervised Sail sessions.  Office staff must be present when guests are visiting with members.  Guests must pay appropriate fees to participate 
  • Family membership includes immediate family only (Parents and kids).  Relatives (including Aunts, Uncles, Grandparents, etc) are subject to paying the appropriate fees
  • WSA operating hours are between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. 7 days a week.  Members are not to use the facilities outside of these hours
  • All guests must sign a waiver

Members agree to the following:

  • To accept responsibility for any injury, loss of equipment or damage to the boat during his/her use
  • To volunteer a minimum of 8 hours to assist in either boat maintenance, club administration or events
  • To report any loss or damage by phone or email within 2 hours after boat-use
  • To follow WSA procedures for boat preparation, launching, docking, sailing and return of the boat & equipment
  • To abide by the WSA and Coast Guard safety regulations (wear a life jacket, take paddle, bailer, bow-painter)
  • To communicate with the Head Coach to make a reservation for boat use, sign in/out, update boat’s log
  • To accept all responsibility for injuries or death caused to others, damage or loss of equipment caused by the member to others or others’ boats, equipment or property
  • To follow club operating hours, 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Whistler Sailing Association
6468 Balsam Way
Whistler, BC, V0N 1B6

604 229-2291
info@whistlersailing.com