About Sunshine Bay Yacht Club (SBYC)
SBYC is a not-for-profit organization governed by an elected volunteer board dedicated to promoting the sport of sailing. Situated in Sunshine Bay at the west end of Lake Wabamun across from the Town of Seba Beach, SBYC is a private members managed sailing club offering members, their families and guests access to a club house, floating docks and other facilities. SBYC members can access a full season of organized competitive and fun races, enjoy cruising on Lake Wabamun, and participate in a full schedule of social programs for adults and youth.
Sunshine Bay Yacht Club is a place where members work together to maintain and operate an outstanding environment for sailing enthusiasts.
We are a dynamic club where:
Members volunteer their time and expertise to provide and maintain excellent facilities.
We provide outstanding educational and social programs that are inclusive to all.
We promote stewardship of the environment, the lake and its surroundings.
We are recognized as a leader and innovator in Sailing and Racing Programs.
All members are welcome and included in all aspects of the Club.
Through partnering with our community, and with provincial and national organizations, we create an increased interest to grow the sport of sailing.
OUR CORE VALUES
• Inclusiveness: club activities and functions are designed to accommodate all members, family and guests.
• Safety: is paramount in everything we do!
• Respect, Trust & Integrity: our decisions are ethical, transparent and honest for the benefit of the Club,
its members and stakeholders.
• Stewardship: we promote responsible use and protection of the Environment. We are prudent with our
Finances for the well-being and enjoyment of our members and future generations.
• Seamanship: we promote mentorship and training to enhance our sailing community’s safety and skill.
• Volunteerism: we utilize the unique skills and abilities of all our members to get things done!
• Community: we nurture our relationships and build a sense of community with our members, landlords,
guests, partner clubs, and the communities where we sail.
There are some great events and learning opportunities that happen over our sailing season...
To learn more about membership benefits and how to become a member, click below...
To find out more about racing, upcoming racing events and rules and regulations for races, click below...
About our Facilities
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The Sunshine Bay Yacht Club (SBYC) is a gem in Alberta's recreation world and Alberta's Sailing Community of Choice. The club is nestled in a private, secure and secluded peninsula on South Seba Beach - one the best natural harbours on Lake Wabamun. The perfect refuge for cruising sail in a natural and rustic environment! SBYC is a not-for-profit organization governed by an elected board dedicated to promoting the sport of sailing with a solid Strategic Plan for our future longevity.
Our club is unique in the friendly, positive, and supportive environment that it offers to both experienced sailors and new comers to this sport. Families are welcome. Organized races are held on weekends in the spring and fall and Wednesday evenings in the summer - allowing skippers to hone their sailing skills. Fun and informal weekend regattas are also held throughout the summer.
The Club House
Nestled between the east and west docks our clubhouse provides a perfect meeting place and shelter for our members when sunny days turns grey, storm cells roll across the bay, or when just to escape from the elements.
Our facility is a testament to the devotion of the members to our club and the sailing community on Lake Wabamun. Construction of the clubhouse began in 2001. All labour was done as a team effort of the membership under the expert leadership and of Hans Brand. The structure was completed in the summer of 2006. Just in time for our 25th Anniversary Celebration.
The Clubhouse is fully equipped with kitchen, dining area, caretakers facilities, mens and ladies washrooms with showers.
The main seating area has a spectacular view of the bay. Evenings can be spent inside around the wood burning fireplace or on the deck enjoying the sunsets.
Facilities at SBYC include:
Large parking lot, secured by locked gates
Parking area for holiday trailers (limited space - available on request)
Clubhouse with kitchen facilities, washroom and showers
Large picnic area and gazebo with gas BBQ's, picnic tables and a fire pit
Two large floating dock sections, with moorage for boats of varying lengths up to 30'