IMPORTANT PROGRAM UPDATE

At Kelowna Yacht Club, we remain focused on ensuring that the health and safety of our colleagues, members, guests and the community is our number one priority. With that in mind, and in light of the actively changing circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, several changes have been made to our programs. Find more updates on these specific programs by following the links below.

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

Wet Feet

Start them young! Begin learning to sail at just 4 years old! 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. A great option for your kido’s to enjoy on their holidays.

Ages: 4 – 6 years old
Price: $140 per week
Weekly: Monday – Friday (July 6 – August 28)
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

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

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Youth Sailing Lessons - CANSail

Kelowna Yacht Club has a vibrant youth sailing program where sailors as young as 7 years old can learn to sail! Sailing courses are taught by certified Sail Canada instructors and follow the CANSail standards, which allow student to learn at their own pace, in a fun and safe environment. We mix in large sailboat sailing, kayaking, tubing and paddle boarding to keep everyone having a great time!

CANSail Optimist (7 – 14 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 Sessions: Monday – Friday | July 6 – August 28
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Ages: 7 – 14
Price: $280 (Member charge $252)

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

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CANSail 1, 2, 3, 4 (15 – 18 year olds)

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 Sessions: Monday – Friday | July 6 – August 30
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Ages: 15 – 18
Price: $280 (Member charge $252)

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

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Go! Day Camps

Want to try sailing, kayaking, wakeboarding or paddle boarding? How about all three? This day camp runs in daily sessions for 8 weeks. Kids will be challenged to learn to sail, paddle board 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.

Ages: 7 – 18 (all ages participate together)
Price:
$55 per day
Daily: Monday – Friday (July 6 – August 28)
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

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Youth Sailing Team

Please note, due to the actively changing circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, we have cancelled Session 1.

For more information, contact us at [email protected].


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.

Looking to learn to sail or update your sailing skills this summer? We offer Sail Canada accredited programs for ages 7-14 for youth from beginners to the more experienced sailors.

Prerequisites: CAN Sail II or equivalent and Kelowna Yacht Club Junior Membership
Ages:
7 – 19
Price: $320

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

Session 01 – Cancelled

Ages 7-14

Sundays occurring between
May 11 – 29, 2020
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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Session 02

Ages 15+

Sundays occurring between
July 6 – August 28, 2020
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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Session 03 – Cancelled

Ages 15+

Two Day Intensive
May 9 – 10 and May 23 – 24
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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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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