Sailing School


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Eagle Harbour Yacht Club (EHYC) offers a wide variety of sailing programs for all ages and abilities.  Our club is located in beautiful West Vancouver, at the entrance to Howe Sound.  From sheltered Eagle Harbour, sailors have the opportunity to learn to sail in one of the most beautiful areas of Vancouver.

Sailing is an increasingly popular sport which offers everything from enjoyment of the outdoors, practical knowledge and skills which can be applied in all areas of life.  Come join us at EHYC and discover what you’ve been missing!

Our sailing programs follow the new CANSAIL curriculum set by the Canadian Yachting Association (CYA), which is recognized worldwide as one of the top national sailing authorities. Sailing schools across Canada follow and recognize the CYA certification levels, so the instruction you will receive is recognized throughout Canada and also overseas.

Our dedicated team of young CYA certified coaches has many years of experience on the water to share with our students through our fun, learning oriented programs.  While we emphasize fun, safety is our top priority.  Our ultimate objective is to develop a lifelong love of sailing in our students.

Some of our graduates have gone on to highly successful careers in the sport.  Beth Calkin sailed for Team Canada in the 2000 Olympics, and Nikola Girke represented Canada at the 2004 Athens Olympics in the 470 class and at the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympics in the RSX windsurfer class ( Nikola recently qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympics in the Nacra 17 high performance catamaran class with her sailing partner Luke Ramsay. Beth and Nikola both learned to sail at EHYC!

EHYC’s Gift of Sailing program:
For the past ten years, EHYC has been providing a number of free sailing
school sessions to financially underprivileged children under our ‘Gift of
Sailing’ program. If your child would like to participate in our sailing
school this summer, but the cost of the enrolment prevents this, we
encourage you to please contact the club via email ( or phone (604-921-7636). Over one hundred children have participated in the Gift of Sailing program over the past ten years, and we’re really pleased to continue to offer this service to the community.’