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The Kelowna Yacht Club’s youth sailing and watersport programs have the opportunity and privilege of getting to teach hundreds of children and young adults not only to sail and be safe on the water but also to foster their personal growth by building their self-confidence and sportsmanship. Students learn everything about sailing, including the terminology, theory, water safety and knot-tying.

As another successful season has come to an end, the Kelowna Yacht Club is proud of all the little sailors who joined us and looking forward to welcoming many returning and new students back again for the 2023 programs to further develop their skills into expert sailors! The KYC Sailing School & Watersports programs are full of fun activities and water programming and is open to all those in our community.


Our Youth Programs & Summer Camps

Fall programs now open for registration!

Rain or shine programs will go forward as scheduled. In the event of certain weather conditions, activities will be adjusted to ensure the safety of all participants and the KYC team. 

View all Programs and Rentals offered by KYC (Boat Rentals not listed)

Kids Keelboat Lessons | Ages 7-15

Learn to sail on a large 27-foot Keelboat! Enjoy a lesson spent out on the water learning valuable skills and experience the joys of sailing. No experience is necessary, instructors will tailor the lesson to your skill level and abilities. Taught by a certified captain, each session has a maximum of five participants, and it is recommended to schedule two or more lessons to advance on your sailing skills.

Kids Keelboat Lessons

Ages: 7 – 15 year olds
Dates: Sundays (September 11 – October 9, 2022)
Time: 1:30PM – 4:30PM
Price: $130/single lesson

Have questions about this program or looking for a custom booking?  Contact the KYC Sailing & Watersports 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 | Ages 7+

Let us help create a perfect day on the lake! We are here to customize a group lesson just for you, it can include any or all of the activities we offer: sailing, kayaking, paddleboarding, wake sports and tubing! We can help design a fun educational field trip for your school class or social group. Maybe you are looking to set up a mid-day corporate activity or just want to try wakeboarding with your pals! Contact our Sailing and Watersports Education Team and we will organize an event to fit your plans! To book please email sailingschool@kelownayachtclub.com or call 250-762-3310 x 102.

Private Group Lessons

Ages: 7 year olds and up!
Dates: Monday  – Sunday (May 3 – October 27, 2022) 
Time:
Customized per client 9:30AM – 8:00PM based on instructor availability
Price: Based on the number of participants, activity and staffing resources required

Have questions about this program or looking for a custom group booking quote?  Contact the KYC Sailing & Watersports 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 Sailing Lessons | All Ages

All levels and ages! Learn and work your skills in a one-on-one environment with a qualified CANSail Instructor. This 3-hour private lesson is taught on a dinghy sailboat which varies in sizes up to 17ft depending on your specific interest. Our instructors will tailor the lesson to your individual experience level. Open for all ages.

Private Sailing Lessons

Ages: All ages
Dates: Monday  – Sunday (May 10 – October 27, 2022)
Time:
3 hour lesson, able to be customized per client 9:30AM – 8:00PM based on instructor availability 
Price: $220/lesson  |  + $100/person based on a maximum 4 people  |  KYC Members receive 10% off

Have questions or are ready to book? Contact the KYC Sailing & Watersports 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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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)