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Cruising and Racing on the Salish Sea

Pender Islands Yacht Club is a diverse and interesting group of Sailors and Power Boaters who love adventuring in the beauty of the Salish Sea we get to call home.  We help each other in skill development, maintenance and upgrades - and raise a glass now and then.  We organize weekly sailboat racing September through June and monthly cruises throughout the Gulf Islands during the summer.  Meet-ups and special events happen on the 3rd Monday of each month from October through April at the Bistro and Pub at Port Browning Marina.  All are welcome.  Annual membership is $75 per family.  We also support Pender Island's popular summer Junior Sailing School.

Meet the Team

2023 Board of Directors


Fiona Percy


Mike Fossl

Vice Commodore

Charlie Eigl

Past Commodore

Tom Caston


Mack Foster

Race Captain

Charlie Eigl


Cruising and Events


May 26, 2024

May 26, 2024

Sail Past at Otter Bay


Sailors will start with a pursuit race at 1 PM, followed by the sail-past at 3 PM and then a great steak, salmon or vegan option dinner and festivities at the Otter Bay Marina starting at 5 PM.  Tickets: $50 per person including your first drink.  All net proceeds go to the Junior Sailing Club!

Jun 20, 2024

Jun 20, 2024

Browning Fun Day

Anne Marie & Ken Holmes

Arrive at Port Browning, either by boat, dingy, kayak, paddle board, inner tube, car, ... assembling on Ken & Anne-Marie's dock, frolicking fun in the sun 🤞 and a late afternoon BBQ. Big boats can either grab a mooring, anchor or raft up on Ken & Anne-Marie's dock for the night.

Jun 21, 2024

Jun 21, 2024

Saturna Winery Cruise

Roy Moore

The Bistro is open for breakfast from 8-11am - or bring your own, and then we cruise over, in whatever craft you desire, to the winery on Saturna for wine tasting and lunch - which is apparently wonderful.  They have a 115 ft dock and 5 mooring buoys that they are willing to reserve for us. They also offered a discount per head on lunch if we reserve ahead of time.  Roy is kindly organizing this part of the adventure. He will send out another email shortly for all who are interested to respond to.

Jul 17, 2024

Jul 19, 2024

Chemainus Theatre Cruise

John & Pat

John & Pat will welcome you to Thetis when you arrive on Tuesday, then have dinner in the pub there.  Wednesday is lunch and then the play: 9 to 5 the Musical based on the seminal 1980 hit movie, at the Chemainus Theatre which starts at 2pm.  If the group is 10 or more, there is a discount on lunch and tickets. $56 per person for the theatre or $100 per person for lunch and the theatre. All raving reviews about the buffet lunch. John can book you into the marina - just let him know how many nights you want to stay.

Sept 11, 2024

Sept 13, 2024



Close out the season without the crowds at Montague Harbour.  Chef Doug and Fiona will be hosting this one. Probably some kind of  magic cook out the first night - and the infamous musical bus ride to  the Hummingbird pub for dinner the second night. And always the best  tacos and margaritas at Crane & Robin in the marina for lunches.  Mooring  buoys and gov't. dock near the camp ground are on a first come basis  this time of year so no reservations necessary unless you want to be in  the marina.



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