Interested in sailing or power cruising?
Don’t want the expense of owning your own boat?
Become a member of the Warm Land Sailing Association
Genoa Bay, BC
- Private & exclusive use of our sailing/power vessels, at a fraction of the cost of owning and maintaining your own boat.
- If you are an experienced boater/sailor, or want to learn how to skipper a sailboat or power cruiser, the WLSA offers the best opportunity to go cruising for up to a week with family and friends, or just get on the water for a day.
- Our boats are outfitted with reliable diesel motors, roller furling, cabin heat, wheel steering, dodgers, self-tailing winches, enclosed heads, dinghies, and more.
- Excellent boat availability as memberships are capped (see details below).
The Warm Land Sailing Association is a not-for-profit, member-funded society (S0069528) registered in the Province of British Columbia. Our goal is to promote sailing and cruising by making it fun and affordable while avoiding the high costs associated with purchasing, maintaining, and mooring your own boat.
There is a one-time cost for membership. Membership fees are used to purchase and refit vessels. Individual memberships can be sold by, or on behalf of, a member leaving the club. Monthly fees are used to cover moorage, insurance, plus annual maintenance and repair items. Fees are set by the members at our Annual General Meeting.
The WLSA has two divisions:
The WLSA Sailing Division owns two sailing sloops; Kitkatla (31ft Hunter) and Blue Belle (30ft C&C). Membership is capped at 20. The cost for a membership is currently set at $4000. The current monthly fee is $125.
The Power Division owns a power cruiser – Grand Adventure (36ft Grand Mariner). Membership is capped at 12. The cost for a membership is currently set at $7000. The current monthly fee is $150.
While sailing/cruising experience is not a pre-requisite for membership, we encourage all members to become “club-qualified” skippers. To this end, we will help you become very familiar with operating our boats.
Before taking a boat out on your own, you will need to demonstrate your ability to skipper a boat safely. You will also need a Pleasure Craft Operator Card, Canadian Power Squadron Boating 2 and 3 (available online), plus a Radio Operator’s License (Restricted Operator’s Certificate (Maritime).
Vessels can be reserved for private use by members who meet WLSA requirements for boating/sailing knowledge and experience.
She is strongly built, and offshore capable with comfortable living space. In excellent shape, she can easily handle sailing conditions found in the Southern Gulf Islands.Some of her features include roller furling, 2 speed winches, a new mainsail, cabin heat, enclosed head, propane oven, dodger, a dinghy, swim ladder, electronic and paper charts
Our Hunter 31 is a great day-sailer with a spacious and comfortable cockpit. With 6 berths and other amenities, it is perfect for week-long cruises. It is set up to be single handed with the roller-furling genoa and battened main easily controlled cockpit.
Equipment includes VHF radio, chartplotter, sounder, propane stove, cabin heater, solar panels, dinghy and more.
Our solidly built cruiser “Grand Adventure” is a 36’ Grand Mariner with a bright main salon along with two cabins each with its’ own head. Features include a sturdy fiberglass hull, interior and flybridge helm stations, fuel efficient Ford Lehman diesel, bus and diesel heaters, radar, chartplotters, dingy on davits with outboard, power windlass, and more. Great cruising from our Maple Bay moorage.
If you would like more details on the benefits and costs of membership in the WLSA , we would appreciate the opportunity to speak with you directly. Part of the initial conversation involves learning a little bit about you and how you envision utilizing your membership in the WLSA. Once you get a good feel for who we are, what we offer, and how we operate, if you decide that the WLSA is a good potential fit, we will provide you with copies of most current WLSA documentation for your review.
We invite you to call one of our Directors – Mike – 250-213-2184 or firstname.lastname@example.org