How to Join UBC Thunderbirds Sailing Sport Club



For all athletes interested in joining the UBC Thunderbirds Sailing Sport Club as they take on the coming season, there are several important events coming up. These events are intended to ease the transition to collegiate racing and gather relevant information. For convenience, please fill out this survey prior to attendance at the info night and tryouts.


Imagine Day

When: Tuesday, September 5, 1:00pm – 4:30pm

Where: Main Mall – Campus Life South (Just south of the fountain)

Come find the Thunderbirds Sport Clubs on Imagine Day to ask any questions you have about getting involved with sailing at UBC. This is a great way to meet some of the team’s executive members and get prepared for the info meeting and tryouts.


Info Night

When: Wednesday, September 6, 7:30pm

Where: IBLC 261 (Irving K. Barber)

For more information please refer to our Facebook event or contact the team at


On-water Tryouts **Mandatory**

When: Sunday, September 10, 10:30am-2pm

Where: Jericho Sailing Centre, 1300 Discovery Street, Vancouver

On-water tryouts are a mandatory part of joining the team and give the executives and coach a chance to evaluate your skill and comfort level in our most commonly sailed boats. The day will begin with a check-in and waiver signing at 10:30 at the Jericho Sailing Centre. Tryouts will be held in Flying Juniors, with all boats and sails provided. All sailors must bring their own sailing gear, although PFDs can be borrowed for tryouts. Sailors chosen to join the team will be notified of their selection within one week of tryouts.

For more information and updates about tryouts, please refer to our Facebook Event


The team is excited to meet anyone and everyone interested and can’t wait to get on the water for the start of the season!





Written by Richard Minielly