Membership

The Victoria Sailing Co-op is accepting new members. 

If you are interested please send an email to info@VictoriaSailingCoop.ca.

The goal of of the co-op is to provide a minimum of 150 hours of day sailing and cruising for members during the prime sailing season April-September while keeping the costs to a minimum by sharing the ownership, upkeep, and expenses of the boats.

 

Members are free to use the boats throughout the year and there is no extra cost if you sail more than 150 hours (except when booking whole boat days in advance).

There are three different types of membership:

  • Regular Membership: A single person who, after being checked out, is eligible to sign out boats.
  • Family Membership: A couple living at the same address who will be primarily sailing together may join as a family. Ether member, after being checked out, may sign out a boat. Refer to the SOP for more details.
  • Crew Membership: A single person who is not eligible to sign out boats but may go out on the boats as crew/guest an unlimited number of times.
  • All members are expected to assist in the running of the co-op and maintenance of the boats. Members should plan on contributing 20 hours of work to the co-op over the year. This work can be in the form of working on the boats or performing any of the other administrative work required to run the co-op.
  • Members who would prefer not to take part in the boat maintenance or otherwise contribute their time to the running of the co-op can opt out of the work requirement by paying an addition yearly fee of $400 (20 hours @ $20/hr).

Fees:

  • Annual regular membership: $800
  • Annual family membership: $1,000
  • Annual crew membership: $200
  • One time joining fee for regular and family membership: $400
  • One time joining fee for crew membership: $100

Someone with a crew membership may upgrade to a regular membership at any time at which time the difference in the joining fees will also be due.

 

$800 comes to less than $70/month, you are probably paying more than that for your cell phone!
(And there are no roaming charges.)

 

There is a more extended description of how this co-op works under "About Us".