2018 Membership Rates

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.

2018 Season Membership Rates

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


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


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2018 Membership Structure

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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. 

2018 Supervised Sailing programs will be offered on Tuesday evenings, Saturdays & Sundays.  

Tuesday Evening Supervised Sail Sessions: 

June 12th 2018 – September 11th 2018
4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m

Saturday Supervised Sail Sessions: 

June 16th 2018 – September 8th 2018
1:00 p.m – 4:00 p.m

Sunday Supervised Sail Sessions: 

June 17th 2018 – September 9th 2018
1:00 p.m – 4:00 p.m


2018 Adult Advanced Racing Clinics Schedule

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

  • Race Starts
  • Laser Sailing
  • Tactics
  • Boat handling skills
  • Advanced Rigging
  • Mark Roundings
  • Video Analysis

TIME: Tuesday evenings, click here for dates

REGISTER: Contact the WSA Office at 604 229 2291 or email for any inquiries regarding these clinics.


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 90 minutes long, please come prepared to sail.

Step 2:  Contact our coaching team at 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 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.


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, Saturday Supervised Sails or Racing clinics.
  • All guests must sign a waiver. Click here for the 2018 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. 

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

604 229-2291