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.

Learn to Sail with the KYC Sail Fleet

Learn to Sail with the KYC Sail Fleet

Learn to sail with members of the Kelowna Yacht Club Sail Fleet! The Introductory course is a fun and affordable opportunity to learn sailing theory, terminology, and important safety information. With the additional option of getting on-water experience sailing on a wide variety of sailboats.

This is a volunteer run program put on by members of the Sail Fleet. The sessions offered will allow you to learn at your own pace and not feel the pressure of theory exams. No certification will be given through the course.

You can sign up for just the classroom theory lessons or opt to also add 4 on water sessions.

Age: 18 +
Dates/Program Options:

Classroom Sessions (4 Classes Tuesdays 7:00PM – 9:00PM)
February 21, 28 and March 7, 14

On-Water Morning Sessions (4 Classes, Saturdays 10:00AM – 12:00PM)
May 6, 13, 27 and June 3
On-Water Afternoon Sessions (4 Classes, Saturdays 2:00PM – 4:00PM)
May 6, 13, 27 and June 3 

During the first Classroom session (February 21) those you have added the On-Water sessions will sign-up for your choice of morning or afternoon

$150/person for Classroom Session (4 Classes)
$300/person for Classroom & On-Water Lessons (4 Classes + 4 On Water Sessions)*

*Important Note: To be eligible to be a part of the May/June On-Water Sessions, participants must have completed the Classroom Session.

Pricing subject to applicable taxes.

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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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 10% off

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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Visit the Boating Safety 101 Course

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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