Youth Lessons & Camps

YOUTH LESSONS & CAMPS

Kelowna Yacht Club has a vibrant youth sailing program. Sailing courses are taught by certified Sail Canada instructors and follow the CANSail standards.  This year we are offering more lessons for older children for recreational development and to encourage them to progress into our competitive sailing programs.

The Sailing & Watersports program creates an environment that allows for personal health and confidence building. It is a place to continue your education and develop specific skills in a one-on-one environment with lessons tailored to individual sailors.

Sailors as young as 7 years old can learn to sail! For children under the age of 7, we offer private lessons by special request.

Pricing does not include GST, which will be applied to select offerings.
MHA=Member House Account pricing. Applies to Kelowna Yacht Club members paying with their MHA, receiving a 10% discount.
REG=Regular pricing. Applies to member NOT paying with their MHA and non-members.


Go! Day Camps – 7 to 17 years

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Want to try sailing, kayaking or paddle-boarding? This day camp runs in daily sessions for 5 weeks. Choose to participate one day or everyday, it’s up to you! Be sure to register, as this is not a drop-in camp.

Dates: Daily: Monday to Friday |  9am to 4pm | July 17 to August 18

Price:  $45/day


Youth Sailing Lessonsregister

Want to try sailing, kayaking or paddle-boarding? This day camp runs in weekly sessions. Participate for one week or 5, it’s up to you! (For children under 7, please contact our Sailing & Watersports Team at 250-212-8768 to find out about private lessons).


CANSail Optimist – 7 to 11 years

Enjoy the fun of sailing in the Optimist boat, discover a sport that you will love! Whether you are an experienced sailor or a complete beginner.

Dates: 1 Week Sessions |  9am to 4pm | July 3 to August 25

Price: REG: $265 | MHA: $238.50


CANSail 1, 2, 3 – 12 to 17 years

You never sailed before or you’re already an avid sailor, this course is for you! You will learn or perfect your skills in Lasers and Flying Juniors, and get your Sail Canada certification.

Dates: 1 Week Sessions |  9am to 4pm | July 3 to August 25

Price: REG: $265 | MHA: $238.50


Sailing Nights – 16+ yearsregister

Prerequisite: CANSail 2 or equivalent. Enjoy a fun night of sailing with other avid sailors! Boats are provided. 

Dates: 

Session 1 | Saturdays | 5 pm – 8 pm | May 13 – 24
Session 2 | Thursdays | 5 pm – 8 pm |  July 6 – Aug. 24
Session 3 | Saturdays | 5 pm – 8 pm | Sept. 2 – Oct. 21

Price: REG: $200 | MHA: $180


registerPrivate/Group – 7 to 17 years

All levels, learn or perfect your skills in a one-on-one environment with a qualified CANSail instructor. 

Dates: Any time! Contact our Sailing & Watersports Team at 250-212-8768 to verify availability.

Price: 1 student:   $70  |  2 students:  $45 each  |  3-4 students:  $30 each


 YOUTH KEELBOAT RACING

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Sailors (Ages 13-25)

This program is for youth, ages 13-25 who are looking to expand their base of knowledge, get hands on competition experience or just have a blast!

We will be running a Club Sailing School boat in the Wednesday night Open Racing (Sundays in the fall) and we’re inviting you to be part of it. Come out and crew with an experienced skipper on a Club keelboat. From beginners to experienced sailors there is something for everyone. This program is open to all.

Joining this program allows you to race on any Wednesday (Sundays in the fall) that fits your schedule with a rotating crew of 2-4 sailors.

Dates:
Wednesdays: June – August
Sundays: September – October
5-9 pm

Price: $25 for the entire year

Includes:

  • Lessons on Saturdays or Thursdays
  • Wednesday night Open Racing fees for 2017
  • Skippers/Coaching

Skippers (All Ages – 13+)

We are looking for experienced skippers to volunteer for as few or as many Wednesday nights (Sundays later in the season) as possible to take out a crew of enthusiastic young sailors.

Dates:
Wednesdays: June – August
Sundays: September – October
5-9 pm

Skippers pay no fees and have use of the club owned keelboat!

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