We sail from the Jericho Sailing Centre in Vancouver using a fleet of Martin 16 sailboats.
The Martin 16 sailboat is designed specifically to be accessible for all levels of ability with use of either joystick controls or sip and puff technology. Participants range from novices to experienced racers who advance to join the Race Club, representing DSA BC in local regattas and national competitions.
Sailing experiences are available to children aged eight and up.
DSA has an electric hoist for sailors who need assistance transferring into and out of the Martin 16s. The hoist uses a sling which can fit sailors of all sizes and can also fit custom slings if the sailor brings one. The hoist is safe and comfortable for all sailors.
HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:
Annual Membership $10
(Includes introductory sail for first-time sailors only)
Individual sails $10
Adult Jericho Sailing Membership $99
(required after four sails)
Child Membership $59
We encourage you to be prepared for a variety of temperature extremes when going sailing. It’s a good idea to bring:
Pay parking is available adjacent to the DSA office.
The ‘Annie’ is a 4.8 inflatable zodiac powerboat that provides assistance to DSA’s Martin 16s for emergency rescues, on-water boat repairs, towing, and assistance to solo sailors on the water.
During regattas, ‘Annie’ functions as a coach boat, allowing the instructors to provide racing advice and tune boats between races.