IMPORTANT PROGRAM UPDATE

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:

  • 2:1 ratio to encourage smaller courses to give more one on one instruction and to maintain social distance
  • 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 Member Services team at any time at [email protected].

 


Thousands of children and young adults have learned to sail through our inclusive lessons. Sailing courses are taught by certified Sail Canada instructors and follow the CANSail standards. This allows students to learn at their own pace in a fun and safe environment. Sailors as young as 4 years old can learn to sail! With the majority of time on the water with hands-on learning, students will acquire sailing skills, including learning terminology, theory and knot-tying. They will practice teamwork and develop communication and leadership skills.

Youth Sailing Team

Young sailors also have the opportunity to join the Youth Sailing Team, training year-round for regattas across BC. Being a part of this fantastic team isn’t just about competing. It’s also about personal health, dexterity and building confidence. These attributes will benefit them in the years to come.

Our Youth Programs

2020 Wet Feet Cancelled with expected return for 2021. Check out the new Beginner OPTI program below instead!

Beginner OPTI (7 - 9 year olds)

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! 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. A great option for your kiddos to enjoy on their summer holidays!

Ages: 7 – 9 years old
Weekly: Monday – Friday (July 6 – August 28)
Time: Morning Session | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Afternoon Session | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Price: $190 per week  | $180 for member bookings

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

Morning Session

Afternoon Session

CANSail - Opti (10 - 13 year olds)

Whether you are an experienced sailor or a complete beginner, get comfortable on the water with this weeklong half-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, while working towards your CANSail Certifications. We mix in large sailboat sailing, kayaking, and paddleboarding to keep everyone having a great time.

CANSail Optimist (10 – 13 year olds)

Enjoy the fun of sailing in the Optimist boat, discover a sport that you will love! Whether you are an experienced sailor or a complete beginner.

Weekly: Monday – Friday (July 6 – August 28)
Time: Morning Session | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Afternoon Session | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Price: $190 per week  | $180 for member bookings

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

Morning Sessions

Afternoon Sessions

 

CANSail - 1, 2, 3, 4 (13 - 18 year olds)

CANSail 1, 2, 3, 4 (13 – 18 year olds)

You never sailed before or you are already an avid sailor, this weeklong, half-day course is for you! You will learn or perfect your skills paired up in Flying Junior, or your own laser. Sailors will learn everything from rigging, terminology, water safety, docking, to capsizing! 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 paddleboarding to keep everyone having a great time.

You will learn or perfect your skills in Lasers and Flying Juniors, and get your Sail Canada certification. Learn rigging, terminology, water safety, docking, to capsizing!

Weekly: Monday – Friday (July 6 – August 28)
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Price: $190 per week  | $180 for member bookings

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

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Go! Day Camps (7 - 17 year olds)

Want to try sailing, kayaking, wakeboarding, or paddleboarding? How about trying them all? This day camp runs in daily sessions for 8 weeks. Kids will be challenged to learn to sail, paddleboard, and kayak, while also having a chance to try tubing and wakeboarding. Choose to participate one day or every day, it’s up to you! Be sure to register, this is not a drop-in camp.

Price: $36 per half day
Daily: Monday – Friday (July 6 – August 28)
Pricing does not include GST, which will be applied to select youth offerings and all adult courses.

Go! Morning Camp

Ages: 7 – 17 year old’s
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (noon)

Go! Afternoon Camp

Ages: 7 – 17 year old’s
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

Wake Sport Camp (12 - 18 year olds)

Want to try your hand at wake surfing, wakeboarding, or waterskiing? How about all three? This camp runs once a week in half-day sessions. You will be challenged to learn a fun new sport with coaching from our certified instructor. Choose to participate one day or every week, it’s up to you! Be sure to register, as this is not a drop-in camp.

*Weather may affect activities

Ages: 12 – 18-year-olds
Price: $140 per day
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Dates: Every Wednesday until August 28

You can add an additional child to your registration by using the “Add a Registrant” option during registration.

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Youth Sailing Team (8 - 19 year olds)

The Sailing Team creates an environment that develops personal health and builds confidence; allowing athletes to compete, evolve and take the next steps in the world of sailing. It is a place to continue your education and develop specific skills in a one-on-one environment, with lessons tailored to individual sailors. Everyone is welcome.

Prerequisites: CAN Sail II or equivalent and Kelowna Yacht Club Junior Membership
Ages:
8 – 19 year old’s
Price: $480

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

Thursdays occurring between
June 25 – August 28
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Register 8 – 14 year old’s

Register 15 – 19 year old’s

Private/Group Dinghy Lessons

Please note, due to the actively changing circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, we have currently suspended this offering until further notice. For more information, contact us at [email protected].


Private or Group Lessons for all levels and ages! Learn or perfect your skills in a one-on-one environment with a qualified CANSail instructor. A 3 hour private lesson in one of our dinghy sailboats which vary up to 17ft depending on specific needs/wants.

Ages: All ages!
Price: $200 for up to 4 people ($50 for each additional persons)
Time: Any time!
Contact: Youth Sailing School Team 250-212-8768

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

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