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.
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 4 years old can learn to sail!
We’d like to thank everyone who participated in this year’s Youth Lessons & Camps! They are finished for the season, so check back in the early Spring of 2020!
Wet Feet | Ages 4 to 6
Start them young! Begin learning to sail at 4 years old. Get comfortable on the water in a safe environment while you discover a sport that will become a lifelong passion! Explore the water as you learn how to sail and paddle with additional crafts, arts and games!
Go! Day Camp
Want to try sailing, kayaking or paddle-boarding? How about all three! This camp runs in daily sessions for 8 weeks. Kids will be challanged to learn to sail, paddle board and kayak, while also having a chance to try tubing and wakeboarding. Choose to participate one day or everyday, it’s up to you!
Youth Sailing Lessons
Want to try sailing, kayaking or paddle-boarding? This camp runs in weekly sessions. Participate for one week or 5, it’s up to you! (For children under age 7, please contact our Sailing & Watersports Team at 250-212-8768 to find out about private lessons).
CANSail Optimist | Ages 7 to 11
Whether you are an experienced sailor, or a complete beginner get comfortable on the water wit this full day program! Enjoy the fun of learning to sail in your own stable and adaptable 7ft Optimist sailboat, through games, and activities both on and off the water. The lessons are tailored to each child’s individual experience level and age to maximize both fun and technical learning. We mix in large sailboat sailing, kayaking, tubing and paddle boarding to keep everyone having a great time!
CANSail 1, 2, 3, 4 | Ages 12 to 18
You never sailed before or you’re already an avid sailor, this full day course is for you! You will learn or perfect your skills paired up in Flying Juniors, or your own laser. Sailors will learn everything from rigging, terminology, water safety, docking, and of course sailing! Lessons tailored to each child’s individual experience level and will help them work towards their CANSail 1-4 Sail Canada Certification. We mix in large sailboat sailing, kayaking, tubing and paddle boarding to keep everyone having a great time!
Private/Group Dinghy Lessons | Ages 7+
All levels and ages! Learn or perfect your skills in a one-on-one environment with a qualified CANSail instructor over 3 hours private lesson in one of our dinghy sailboats which vary in size up to 17ft depending on your specific needs and wants.