Check out our two innovative club membership programs which allow you unique ways to get on the water without your own boat. Our JIB SET club allows you to join groups while our CRUISING CLUB is appropriate if you have your own group to explore this magnificent coast.
Some fanatics belong to both clubs ~ joining GROUPS as part of our community at times & enjoying their OWN PRIVATE ADVENTURES at other times.
Our COOPER EVENTS feature plenty of variety, ranging from summer shoreside BBQ‘s to FREE MEMBER ONLY CLINICS to our world famous FLOTILLAS.
Members of both clubs receive special offers once per month that are reserved for MEMBERS ONLY
Everyone’s Sailing Club
If you’re ready to save and have your own crew
Our JIB SET Club which is an awesome life-giving community that allows you and others to join together and sail. With it comes exclusive benefits and offers. Learn more below
A red sail on the bay has been a long standing sign of a great group of people committed to making sailing accessible in the busy city. Originally founded in 1968, thousands of people have had a great time sailing and learning together and that flavour continues with shared access and a mentoring spirit running through the club.
Active membership allows you to join our unique member-run events.
Qualified skippers have daysailing access to our Martin 244 keelboats, while up to four (4) crew members may join the skipper on one boat. UNLIMITED members have UNLIMITED daysailing access, while qualified skippers on the PUNCH CARD system may redeem one (1) punch for every four hours of daysailing.
Active membership also allows you access to extended club trips and flotillas – a chance for the whole Cooper Boating community to get together and share their love of cruising.
JIB SET is run by its members, so you can pitch in and help with things like…
Membership Drives Cookouts
Race Administration Marketing
Club Administration Boat Maintenance
New members are automatically assigned Crew status. Skipper status will be assigned by the Executive Committee based on the member’s sailing résumé, or sailing experienced gained. Associate members are regular crew members of a full member and their sailing is limited to sailing with that member.
A member and their associate have the benefit of ensuring sailing can occur any day they are both available – single handing is currently limited to those members with ADVANCED or INSTRUCTOR levels.
The COOPER CRUISING CLUB is a community that is perfect for you if you are looking to charter for more than 20 days a year. With it comes exclusive benefits and offers. Learn more below.
The COOPER CRUISING CLUB (CCC) is a fantastic option for those looking to charter more than 20+ DAYS PER YEAR
The CRUISING CLUB offers built in savings for our best clients who have their own charter parties (groups of family & / or friends!).
With ‘standing acceptance’ of the standard charter terms, there is no need to complete paperwork each time you head out on the water.
Some of our CCC members spend much of their time on the same boat at the best rates, coming and going from our facilities as if they owned the boat, without any of the hassles associated with ownership.
We understand that for many, sailing someone else’s yachts just doesn’t compare to the pride in owning and maintaining your own yacht and being a member of the CCC before you buy makes perfect sense. It can help prospective boat owners make informed decisions before such a major purchase – determining what features, makes and models will best suit your needs ~ because you can turn the boat back to us and get back to your life, you might actually find ownership overrated.
The COOPER CRUISING CLUB offers power & sailing yachts of all sizes – in fact, every boat in the COOPER fleet is currently available to CCC members.
COOPER CRUISING CLUB members purchase cruising dollars which can be redeemed for time on our yachts ~ one hundred cruising dollars are purchased by the club member for $80 but can be redeemed for $100 (20% discount) worth of charter time. Payments are taken middle of each month by pre-authorized bank withdrawal. Club members have three basic levels of membership to choose from:
We can also customize your payments to match your charter needs
Initiation for the club is currently $699 + GST
Monthly amounts moving forward have the built in discounts ~ add to this the other benefits ~ the savings add up to our best value for our best clientele
There is a MINIMUM ONE YEAR COMMITMENT TO THE CLUB. After that anniversary, there is no obligation to stay in the club and club members may cancel at anytime with written notice acknowledged back in writing by our office.
Feel free to sign up, and if the documentation and complete program does not meet your needs and expectations, we offer a risk free 72 hours to cancel with no cancellation penalty.
While the two clubs serve different needs, all members are part of the COOPER COMMUNITY. All shore events including free member clinics & socials are open to a member of either club at COOPER. Shore events are organized through the JIB SET meetup group (free for all to join).
Meetup members who do not belong to either of the two clubs above are welcomed as SOCIAL members. There are many events open to SOCIAL members through our community.
We love to have as many people out on our cruising & racing events as we can. Boat access does come with the paid memberships at COOPER, so ensure you plug into the best program possible for that.