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!


IMPORTANT PROGRAM UPDATE

Registration Now Open! 

It is the priority or the Kelowna Yacht Club Sailing School to protect health and safety and respect BC Health Authority guidelines. We have updated our programs and policies to reflect a safe and fun environment for kids to experience the joy of watersports:

  • All courses keep in mind updated Health and Safety Guidelines
  • Updated Waivers to include precautions and requirements surrounding COVID
  • Students come ready and do not need to change clothes
  • Students carry their own equipment (water, hat etc.) to minimize contact
  • Safe and Fun is our motto

Thank you for your continued support! If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Sailing School Team at any time at sailingschool@kelownayachtclub.com.

Adult Sailing

Learn to sail on a large 25-foot Keelboat! Enjoy a lesson or lessons 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.

Adult Sailing

Age: 15 +
Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays (May 12 – Septmeber 15, 2022)
Time: 5:30PM – 8:30PM
Price: $140/lesson  |  $480/4 lesson package |  KYC Members receive 10% off

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 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 Lessons

Ages: 13 +
Dates:
Saturdays and available for custom bookings (May 3 – September 27, 2022) 
Time:
9:30AM – 8:00PM, 3 hour lesson
Price:
$220/lesson | +$100/person based on a maximum 4 people  |  KYC Members receive 10% off

Have questions or are you ready to book? 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 Tour

Let us help create a perfect day on the lake! Enjoy a 3-hour tour on beautiful Okanagan Lake for a special date night, or with a small group of friends or family. Make your private tour special by booking a sunset tour or lunch picnic on the lake.

Private Tour

Ages: All Ages
Dates:
Saturdays and available for custom bookings (May 3 – September 27, 2022) 
Time:
9:30AM – 8:00PM, 3-hour tour 
Price:
$220/tour | +$100/person based on a maximum 4 people  |  KYC Members receive 10% off

Have questions or are you ready to book? 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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Maritime Radio Course

The Maritime Radio course teaches emergency radio procedures and everyday operating techniques.

Learn all about the uses of marine radios, choice of frequencies, operation, phonetic alphabet, procedural words, and phrases, as well as Digital Selective Calling and the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System, (DSC/GMDSS).

All mariners, including recreational boaters, will want to take advantage of the many features and capabilities of this innovative form “automatic” radio. Secure your lifeline. Be sure that you and your family take the Maritime Radio course.

This complete package will prepare you for the Restricted Operator Certificate (Maritime) with the DSC Endorsement exam which is included as part of these courses. To operate a maritime radio, you need the certificate. It’s the law!

Price:
$190 /person for Instructor and course materials

Pricing subject to applicable taxes.

This is a self-study program with an in-classroom exam.

Before you register, please connect with the KYC Sailing School to book your exam
sailingschool@kelownayachtclub.com or 250-762-3310 Ext. 102.

More information

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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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