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Who We Are

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The Sooke Sailing Club has transitioned from the Sooke Sailing Association & we are a growing group of people dedicated to bring to the Sooke & Westshores area the love of & the passion for sailing. Some of us have sailed in many different parts of the world & some of us have just loved sailing in local BC waters; but all of us are passionate for teaching young people, okay & older people as well, how to love the water, how to love the dream of sailing where you want to go, whether that means competing, cruising or sailing from bay to bay.

Our teaching programs are generally held in Sooke at the Sooke Bay Marine Center, a couple kms west of downtown Sooke. The Kids levels – CanSail 1 – 2 & Wet Feet are so kids can progress at their own speed & abilities, while learning to appreciate sailing. We are Sail Canada certified to provide both safe & educational fun, both on & off the water.




At this time, as we get close to the end of summer 2020, we are just finishing up our teaching program for the Navy League Cadets.

Now we have an exciting Program for October & November!

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Sooke Sailing Association is pleased to offer free sailing sessions to our Community owing to the Canadian Red Cross and Government of Canada providing Emergency Support to Community Organizations and Programs.
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The Project’s purpose is to provide free and safe outdoor recreation while being physically and safely distanced for children, youth and adults in Sooke community.
This is the most unique opportunity – don’t miss out!
We are offering FREE sailing days at Sooke Bay – Park Isle Marine 7369 W Coast Rd,  The enrolment is open to anyone in the community: kids from 8-15, young adults 16+ and all the young at heart adults!
For more information please email

Earlier this summer we put on our Opti Program for 5 weeks at Sooke Bay Marine just west of Sooke. This program is for kids 6 – 14 & teaches them sail safely & have fun on the water. As the children get older they become confident to move on to racing, teaching sailing or advanced sailing classes. If you would like more information on the kid’s sailing programs we are a Sail Canada Certified Sailing School, based in Sooke BC. We offer 4 weeks of sailing lessons for kids where they progress at their own pace. The program is from 9 am to 330 each day during the week. You can sign them up for more than one week. We operate at Sooke Bay Marine Center, 7369 Westcoast Rd.

Sailing programs for the spring & summer 2021 will be posted in the new year.



Our Staff

We are very fortunate for the number of excellent instructors that we have for our sailing programs.

Kate McGonagle is our Head Instructor; a very experienced & knowledgeable young women who thrives on teaching people love for the water, for sailing & just ending the day with a smile on your face.