Sailing at Locarno
Sailing on English Bay is an exhilarating experience, with mountains to the north, the Vancouver skyline to the east, The Georgia Strait and Vancouver Island to the West. Experienced sailors will love the great winds and vast territory to sail. New sailors can learn how to sail through our CAN Sail certified lesson programs
. Our lessons and refresher clinics are designed to give you the resources and knowledge you need to make smart and safe decisions on the water.
Individual fleet access is granted based on proven skill level, and only once a member has completed the orientations and fleet-specific rigging and capsize clinics
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We have built up an incredible fleet of fast, fun, and seaworthy sail boats. Our range of vessels ensures a suitable boat for all skill levels, from beginners to advanced sailors. Individual fleet access is granted based on skill level, and only once a member has completed the orientations and fleet-specific rigging and capsize clinics.
Lasers (5): If you love to sail single-handed, then this is the perfect boat for you. Easy to sail and to rig. We also have the smaller Radial sails for beginners or sailing in stronger winds. The fleet consists of five Race Rigged Lasers all ready for your participation in the Jericho racing series held on Tuesday nights and Sunday afternoons.
Vanguard 15s (3): Our primary teaching boat, the Vanguard 15 is a two person monohull sailboat. In fact, the V-15 is lighter, tougher and more fun than any other boat in its class. The V-15 delivers speed in a straight forward, durable, lightweight package for sailors of all skill levels.
Tasars (4): Tasar racing is growing in popularity. We have 4 solid, race ready Tasars in our fleet.
RS500 (1): One of our newer boats, the RS500 includes a Spinnaker and single trapeze for the crew. For members who want the challenge and thrill of zooming downwind on a mono-hull, look no further!
Nacra 500s (2): If you love sailing Catamarans, you will enjoy the ease and safe handling of the Nacra 500. Fun, safe and easy to sail for members that have taken lessons on the Vanguards or Lasers.
Nacra 570 (1): If you are confident and comfortable sailing the Nacra 500, then you may want to apply your sailing skills to the Nacra 570. This boat simply has more power and speed than the Nacra 500.
Nacra F18 (1): Designed to the Formula 18 Rule, the Nacra F18 is a production boat in a development class. Its wave-piercing hulls are canted outboard 4 degrees, and flatter sections aft are designed to promote planing. The hulls are built with infusion technology, making them stiffer and lighter than those built using conventional layup process. The rig setup features a wing mast with a fat-head main, a self-tacking jib, and a high-aspect asymmetric spinnaker.
Nacra 580 (1): Our newest addition, this sport catamaran is the ultimate hybrid between a racing and recreational catamaran. With it’s kick up centerboards and volumed hulls, it is high speed performance and fun guaranteed. It is also equipped with an asymmetrical spinnaker kit for even more downwind performance.
Hobie Tiger (1): A high performance import from Hobie U.S.A.'s Sister company, Hobie Cat Europe. The Hobie Tiger has become one of the most exciting and fastest growing catamaran one-design racing fleets in the world. The Tiger is raced with a crew of two and a spinnaker for down-wind performance. Designed to conform to Formula 18 racing rules, the Hobie Tiger is an ISAF recognized class. It's fittings, hull design and sail shape are the results of the latest developments in sailing technology.