About Us
Welcome to JIB SET ~ everyone’s sailing club!

RED foresails on VANCOUVER'S ENGLISH BAY are the trademark of a sailing community that is inclusive and looks forward to helping you get on the water.

 
For over 20 years, a red foresail sweeping across the Bay signalled someone was sailing with CANADA's top sailing organization ~  the JIB SET.

Founded in 1968 from the brilliant vision of Les Alfreds, it was a true sailing community that fostered MENTORING, SEAMANSHIP and most of all ~ FUN. Over the years, thousands of Vancouverites discovered a world of almost unlimited travel driven by the power of the wind.

As Commodore of this "community of sailors" club, I welcome all who wish to enjoy the thrill of being out on the water. That's what this club is about.

Our objective today, as it was back in 1968, is for our members to fully experience the sport, art, science and above all, the sheer FUN of sailing. Myself, and a community of like-minded sailors want nothing more than to get "everyone" out doing just that. 

You'll often see me pointing and exclaiming "Look there's Bowen Island, hmmmm, what kind of adventure are we in for today..."

I look forward to sailing with you.
Antoine Censi
Commodore
 
 


JIB SET is run by its members
 
If you want to learn to sail, or you’re an experienced sailor who doesn't want the expense of maintaining your own boat, or you're looking for an exciting way to get on the water – JIB SET is for you.   
 
 
Our members enjoy:
 
Learn to Sail
  • Affordable lessons with Accredited CYA instructors
  • Crew mentor programs in boat handling to become a skipper
 
Recreational Sailing
  • Unlimited sailing without the expense of owning your own boat
  • Day trips to Bowen Island
  • Week-end flotillas in the summer
 
Racing
  • Weekly Friday Night races
  • Beginners are encouraged to sign up as crew. It’s a great way to improve your skills by sailing with the top skippers in the club.
  • Black Eye Cup Annual Race
 
Social Activities
  • Parties held frequently in our club house called “the crow’s nest”
  • Frequent casual Barbecues after Friday night races
  • Season kick off parties through to holiday wind up in December
  • Free programs in core competencies such as boat control, safety on the water and navigation, add engine and rig maintenance, ropes and knots, passage planning for cruising, cooking at sea, radio communications and electronics – and on and on
  • Boating flotillas


2015/16 Full Membership Fees
MEMBERSHIP DUES
12 month commitment            $149 per month

Associate with Member           $ 75 per month

MAINTENANCE FEE (Charged annually)      
$200 per year
  (Deduct $10 for every hour of club service logged.)

JIB SET is run by its members, so instead of paying the annual Maintenance Fee, you can pitch in and help with things like…

Membership Drives            Cookouts
                   Race Administration            Marketing
Club Administration            Boat Maintenance

Log 20 hours of service to the club, and your annual Maintenance Fee is $0 !!!


INITIATION FEE (One time only)

Member                                      $499
Associate Member                     $249



New members are automatically assigned Crew status.  Skipper status will be assigned by the Executive Committee based on the member’s sailing résumé, or sailing experienced gained. Associate members are regular crew members of a full member and their sailing is limited to sailing with that member.  

A member and their associate have the benefit of ensuring sailing can occur any day they are both available - single handing is currently limited to those members with CYA ADVANCED or INSTRUCTOR levels.

YOUTH & STUDENT RATE – inquire
 
M244 DAYSAILING BOATS - no charge

Members have year-round access to the Martin 244 sailboats, 7 days per week. Members with Skipper status may book a boat online.  Four crew positions per sailing may be filled by any member or guest of a member. (See Club Handbook.)

NON-MEMBER GUEST PASSES - $10
 
Members receive 4 free Guest Passes per year and this fee applies to passes beyond that. In addition, any member logging more than 20 hours service to the club per year can trade each additional hour for a guest pass.

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS           
Cooper level 1 & 2 courses and clinics  -  save 15%
Other “member exclusive” events          -  no charge
 

JOIN JIB SET TODAY!