Ever dreamed of sailing around the world? Or pictured yourself out on the water, relaxing with the breeze in your face as waves rock gently below. Now’s your chance to learn to sail. We offer a variety of courses for members and the public. Each course will keep you learning and moving forward with your sailing skills. You’re never too old to learn, and have fun doing it. You can learn to sail on a 25-foot keelboat with no experience necessary!

Adult Sailing Programs

Registration is now open for select programs. More will be added early Spring 2023, please check back again later.

Adult Learn to Sail | Introduction to Sailing

Adult Learn to Sail 

Learn to sail on a large 25-foot Keelboat! Enjoy a lesson spent out on the water learning valuable skills and experience the joys of sailing. No experience is necessary, and you can learn at any age, instructors will tailor the lesson to your skill level and abilities. Taught by a certified captain, each session has a maximum of four participants, and it is recommended to schedule two or more lessons to advance your sailing skills.

Introduction to Sailing

Age: 15 +
Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays (May 16 – October 19, 2023)
Time: 5:30PM – 8:30PM (Session times adjust as dates move into Fall)
Price: $140/lesson  |  KYC Members receive a discounted rate
$480/ 4 lessons package

Have questions about this program or looking for a custom booking?  Contact the KYC Sailing & Watersport Education Team directly at sailingschool@kelownayachtclub.com or 250-762-3310 Ext. 102.

Pricing does not include GST, which will be applied to select youth offerings and all adult courses.

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Private Group Lessons

Let us help create a perfect day on the lake! We are here to customize a private 3-hour lesson just for you or your group. Enjoy the beautiful Okanagan Lake learn to sail at your own pace and expand your skill-set. Taught by CANSail certified instructors, each session has a maximum of four participants.

Private Group Lessons

Ages: 13 +
Saturdays and available for custom bookings (May 2 – October 27, 2023) 
9:30AM – 8:00PM, 3 hour lesson
$220/lesson | +$100/person based on a maximum 4 people  |  KYC Members receive a discounted rate

Have questions about this program or looking for a custom booking?  Contact the KYC Sailing School sailingschool@kelownayachtclub.com or 250-762-3310 Ext. 102. 

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Pricing does not include GST, which will be applied to select youth offerings and all adult courses.

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Our experience with our sailing lesson was really great. The instructor was really thorough and patient while teaching, he was full of tips and advice while explaining what we were doing and why. All around, a great experience!

- Amanda (2022)

Thank you for making our day on the water wonderful! The pontoon boat was great, clean and ready to go with very helpful staff.

- Ken (2022)

It was my son Max’s first time attending a camp at the Kelowna Yacht Club and we weren’t sure what to expect. Max had such a great time and really connected with the instructors. They did a great job of balancing fun, education and safety for the kids. The instructors also made sure to talk to all of the parents at pick-up to let us know what they covered and did each day. Max will be back next summer, for at least a week or two!

- Angela (2022)

We have truly enjoyed our summer boating experiences and appreciate all the time and energy you all have put into making our experiences wonderful!!

- Judy (2021)

We will be back next summer for sure!

- Avy (2021)

We had the best time today, the instructors are fabulous! Thank you very much for sharing your expertise.

- Barb (2021)

I just wanted to reach out to say how much fun my son had at the camp this week. His coaches did a fantastic job. He was even thrilled the day that they had to play indoors, your team is clearly innovative and able to adapt to whatever the weather (or the pandemic) throws at them. I told him we’d definitely sign up again next summer and he said he’d like to sign up EVERY SUMMER.

- Joanne (2021)

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