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!

Learn Keelboat Sailing - Theory & Practice with the Club’s Sailing Fleet

Learn to sail with members of the Kelowna Yacht Club sailing fleet. This introductory course is an opportunity to sail on a wide selection of keelboats with experienced skippers. Learn the elements of keelboat design, theory and boat handling. No testing or certification.

Ages: 18+
Reg: $250 | MHA: $250 – includes textbook
Theory: 4 classes at 2 hours each | Water: 4 classes at 2 hours each

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Theory

Tuesdays
April 21 & 28, 2020, May 5 & 12, 2020
7 – 9 PM

Water

Saturdays
April 25, 2020, May 2, 9 & 23, 2020
10am – 12pm OR 1pm – 3pm

Introduction to Sailing - Keelboat

Scheduled classes run from March to October, however classes are available from November through to February by request.
Please contact us at 250-762-3310 for additional information on the 2020 season.

Learn to sail on a 25-foot keelboat. Taught by Sail Canada certified instructors, each session spends two lessons on-the-water to give you real-life practice on Okanagan Lake. The valuable knowledge gained will assist you in progressing to the next level, Basic Cruising Standard. No experience necessary. Textbook included.

Age: 14+
Reg: $TBC | MHA: $TBC

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Session 01

2020 Dates To Be Confirmed
11am – 4pm

Session 02

2020 Dates To Be Confirmed
6 – 9pm

Session 03

2020 Dates To Be Confirmed
10am – 3pm

Session 04

2020 Dates To Be Confirmed
10am – 3pm

Session 05

2020 Dates To Be Confirmed
10am – 3pm

Session 06

2020 Dates To Be Confirmed
10am – 3pm

Session 07

2020 Dates To Be Confirmed
10am – 3pm

Session 08

2020 Dates To Be Confirmed
10am – 3pm

 

Basic Cruising Standard

Scheduled classes run from March to October, however classes are available from November through to February by request.
Please contact us at 250 762-3310 for additional information on the 2020 season.

Taught by Sail Canada certified instructors, this complete sailing course will teach you the skills necessary to sail efficiently and safely. You will work towards your Basic Cruising Standard certification.

In this complete sailing course, you will become autonomous and learn all about terms & definitions, gear & equipment, safety, Canadian regulations, weather, duties of the skipper and crew, seamanship, maneuvering under power, handling under sail, making fast and snugging down. Taught by Sail Canada certified instructors; each session has a maximum of four participants.

Recommended: Boat Operator Course
Age: 14+
Reg: $795 | MHA: $715.50

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Please note, dates below are listed for 2019, 2020 Dates to be confirmed


Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session 5 Session 6 Session 7 Session 8
March 4 & 11 April 1 & 8 May 6 June 6 July 4, 11 & 18 August 1 September 6 October 7
12 – 4 PM 12 – 4 PM 12 – 4 PM 6 – 9 PM 6 – 9 PM 6 – 9 PM 6 – 9 PM 12 – 4 PM
March 18 April 12 May 13 June 10 July 22 August 5 September 9 October 14 & 21
10 AM – 5 PM 6 – 9 PM 10 AM – 5 PM 10 AM – 5 PM 9 AM – 5 PM 9 AM – 5 PM 10 AM – 3 PM 10 AM – 5 PM
March 22 April 15 May 16 & 23 June 13 July 25 August 8, 15 & 22 September 20 October 25
6 – 9 PM 10 AM – 5 PM 6 – 9 PM 6 – 9 PM 6 – 9 PM 6 – 9 PM 6 – 9 PM 6 – 9 PM
March 25 April 19 May 27 June 17 July 29 August 26 September 23 October 28
10 AM – 5 PM 6 – 9 PM 9 AM – 4 PM 10 AM – 5 PM 9 AM – 5 PM 10 AM – 5 PM 10 AM – 5 PM 10 AM – 5 PM
March 29 April 22 May 30 June 20 September 27
6 – 9 PM 10 AM – 5 PM 6 – 9 PM 6 – 9 PM 6 – 9 PM
June 24 September 30
11 AM – 4 PM 10 AM – 5 PM

Private Lessons

Learn or perfect your skills on a 25 foot keelboat from a Sail Canada Certified Instructor.

Sessions: Year round at 8:30 AM – 9 PM

3 hours – Reg: $170 | MHA: $153 | Extra participant: $95 each
6 hours – Reg: $280 | MHA: $252 | Extra participant: $95 each

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

Private / Group Tours

Year-round, enjoy the beautiful Okanagan Lake with your group, coworkers, wedding guests, birthday party and more.

Minimum Groups: 3
Reg: $45
Length: 2 hours
Contact: Youth Sailing School Team (250) 212-8768 to verify availability before registering.

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