Vernon Yacht Club

Women’s Sailing

Women’s Sailing/Racing Season 2023

If you like the feel of wind and sun while skimming over the surface of blue water, then our Women’s Sail/Racing season may be for you. We run a Women’s sailing/racing season on Tuesday evenings and in 2023 it will run from May 2 to July 11. See you next year!


Women Series A 2023

Women Series B 2023


2023 Okanagan Women’s Regatta Results

Women’s Racing Series Wrap-Up Dinner and Awards Event July 25th – 6pm 


2023 VYC Women's Racing Series Information 2023 Women's Boat & Crew Registration 2023 Women's NOR and Sailing Instructions 2023 Women's Addendum to SIs - Course Chart












Annual Okanagan Women’s Regatta at the West Kelowna Yacht Club mid July
The regatta’s goal is first and foremost to have fun and be safe, and secondly, to grow the number of women sailors in the Okanagan. If a VYC team and boat are ready and want to attend the regatta, contact the West Kelowna Yacht Club for details and registration. The 2023 Okanagan Women’s Regatta is July 15 &16 at the West Kelowna Yacht Club. Boats from all Okanagan clubs are welcome to attend.

Women’s Sailing Contact/Registration 
If you are interested, and would like to find out more or to register, contact our women’s sailing coordinator Kate Stefanuk at 250 307 7070 or via email

New to Sailing?
2023 Session now closed – If you are completely new to sailing the VYC Sailing Fleet is offering a Learn to Sail Program which starts with a “dry ground” classroom 1 day session March 11, 2023 followed by 4 on the water sessions on Saturdays mornings or afternoons in May and June. We do give preference to those who have sailing experience when putting teams together. Having basic sailing knowledge and practical training before participating in weekly Sailing/Race nights will generate more confidence and provide a solid basis to build your sailing skills.

> Kelowna Yacht Club Women’s Sailing Fleet
> West Kelowna Yacht Club’s Women’s Regatta July 15&16 tba
> Okanagan Women’s Sailing Website
> Okanagan Women’s Sailing Facebook Page

Previous Year’s winners

Year 525 Fleet PHRF Fleet Coached Fleet Host Club
2008 Shazam (G. Hayward) Spoiler (Liz Balderston) —–(no fleet) VYC
2009 —–(no fleet) Goldmember (G. Hayward) Le Papillon (j. Hildebrand) WKYC
2010 Contagious (G. Thomson) —–(no fleet) The Factor (T. Delorme) PYC
2011 Ion (L. Balderston) Ayesha (C. Craske) Woohoo (A. Kaczmarek) VYC
2012 Contagious (G. Thomson) Ghostrider (K. Hardisty) Fitzcaraldo (B. Hahn) SYC
2013 —–(no fleet) Contagious (G. Thomson) Rocket Therapy (S. Tombe) WKYC
2014 Captivator (C. Craske) Ghostrider (K. Hardisty) Rocket Therapy (S. Tombe) WKYC
2015 Captivator (C. Craske) Dauntless (S. Morris Probert) Mystique (C. Laplante) WKYC
2016 Shazam ( T. Lindsay) Corona Bob (S. Ruuska) The Factor (M. Sharpe) WKYC
2017 —–(no fleet) Wy Wurrie (M. Hales) Ayesha (C. Appleby) VYC
2018 —–(no fleet) Contagious (G. Thomson) Freedom KYC
2019 —-(no fleet) Always Something (K Hardisty) Mystique (K. Stefanuk) WKYC
2022 Newbie – Celerity (Madelyn K) Contagious (G Thompson) Margarita (A. Doward) WKYC