Welcome To The Sooke Sailing Association
Teaching children from the ages of 6 to 14 to safely sail and have fun on the water at Sooke and in Oak Bay
Year Round Sailing for Youth (14 and up) and Adults. We have a 16ft M-Scow, a few Pirates, a couple of lasers and a couple of Laser II sailing most Sundays.
Cruise and Learn
We introduce you to sailing and cruising in our sailboats or yours. You can do day classes and practice sails, three day condensed courses or come and cruise for a 5 day trip.
The Sooke Sailing Association
We get together to cruise, sail, practice and train.
All types and sizes of sailboats, dinghies and people are welcome.
Come have some fun!
Our main focus is working on our kids sailing program in Sooke. With our week long summer sailing lessons and our Sunday Dinghy Sails in the Sooke Harbour year round we are really getting there. We will offer sailing programs early in July. Striving to one day have introductory classes in the schools. We are teamed up with Rush Adventures at Coopers Cove and Mariners Village in the Sooke Harbour in Sooke and are really looking forward many years of Sailing in Sooke.
Opti Program: Teaching children from the ages of 6 to 14 to safely sail and have fun on the water at Sooke. As the children get older they are confident to move on to racing, teaching sailing or advanced sailing classes. If you would like more information on the Program we are modeled after, Mobile Optimist Sailing School (MOSS) or want to sign up look below.
Dinghy Program: We have two person Dinghy sailing most Sundays with 2 Pirates, 2 Laser 11 and a Laser. This is for the older Youth (14 and up) and Adults. We are offering a one week CANSail 1 to 4 this year also.
Youth and Adult: We have a M-Scow and the other Dinghies from above sailing most Sundays. This is for the older Youth (14 and up) and Adults. We have dinghy days periodically bring your own… hope to have some Laser II races.
Keelboat Program: We do introductory sails on weekdays or weekends. On the Sooke Basin or the Strait of Juan de Fuca to introduce people to the joys of sailing. All ages welcome! Check out this program at Starlight Sailing Adventures.
The Sooke Sailing Co-op, an affordable way to sail, introduce yourself to sailing, learn about boat maintenance, or to keep your sailing skills up to date. Check out this program at The Sooke sailing Co-op.
We accept donations of boats or money towards purchasing dinghies and running our sailing school for kids 6 to 14 years old and can offer a tax deductible receipt through National Sport Trust Fund.
A short video about the start of the Sooke Sailing Association
- Gord Fulcher – Commodore
- Brian Joslin – Vice Commodore
- Lis Johansen – Treasurer
- Lorraine Y. Pawlivski-Love – Secretary
- Brian Roth – Social Director
- Ethan Munro – Sailing Director
- Bob Tully – Director
- Dale Baker, Sooke BC
- Sooke Rotary Club, Sooke BC
- Dr. Morin, Dr. Joslin and Associates Optometrists, Sooke BC
- Mariners Village, Sooke BC
- The Stickleback West Coast Eatery, Sooke BC
- Jordan River Soapworks, Sooke BC
- Precision Sail Loft, Langford BC -(if you tell them you support Sooke Sailing they will donate us a dinghy sail for every full size sail sold)
- Waypoint Marine, Sydney BC
- Van Isle Sailing Co-op, Nanaimo BC
- West Shore Voice News, Sooke BC
- Terry Laing, Metchosin BC
- Alison Bullock, Victoria BC
- Wendy O’Connor and Chris Vanier, Sooke BC
Sail Canada Trained
Coach Boat Safety, The Concussion Protocol, Identifying Bullying, and vulnerable sector checks.
First Aid Training
Sail Canada Certified
Established in 1931, Sail Canada (formerly known as Canadian Yachting Association) is the national governing body for the spot of sailing in all its forms including yachting through collaboration with our partners, the Provincial sailing Associations, member clubs, schools, and many individual stakeholders.
We work with our kids as soon as they have acquired skills to get them teaching others if they are interested. The majority of our Instructors began with us as Optimist Sailors.