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]tclub.com.

 


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 Camp (4 - 6 year olds)

Why not start them young?! Little ones can begin learning to sail at just 4 years old. We will work with them to get them comfortable on the water in a safe environment while discovering a sport that could become a lifelong passion! The kids will explore the water and learn how to sail and paddle with additional crafts, arts and games. This program is a great option for your kiddos to enjoy on their summer holidays! Book to enjoy the fun all summer-long or just one week, it’s up to you.

Wet Feet Camp

Ages: 4 – 6 year olds
Weekly: Monday – Friday (July 5 – August 27)
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (noon)
Price: $150 per week  |  $135 per week for KYC Member account bookings

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

Have questions about this program or looking for a custom booking?  Contact the KYC Sailing School [email protected] or 250-212-8768.

Registration Opens March 2021

 

CANSail - Optimist (7 - 11 year olds)

Whether you are an experienced sailor or a complete beginner, get comfortable on the water with this weeklong full-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, tubing and paddleboarding to keep everyone having a great time!

CANSail Optimist

Ages: 7 – 11 year olds
Weekly: Monday – Friday (July 5 – August 27)
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Price: $350 per week  | $315 per week for KYC Member account bookings

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

Have questions about this program or looking for a custom day/week booking?  Contact the KYC Sailing School [email protected] or 250-212-8768.

Registration Opens March 2021

 

CANSail - 1, 2, 3, 4 (12 - 18 year olds)

If you’ve never sailed before or you’re already an avid sailor, this weeklong, full-day course is for you! You will learn or perfect your skills paired up in Flying Junior, or your own laser. Sailors will learn it all, everything from rigging, terminology, water safety, docking, even to safe capsizing! The lessons are 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.

CANSail – 1, 2, 3, 4

Ages: 12 – 18 year olds
Weekly
: Monday – Friday (July 5 – August 27)
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Price: $350 per week  | $315 per week for KYC Member account bookings

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

Have questions about this program or looking for a custom day/week booking?  Contact the KYC Sailing School [email protected] or 250-212-8768.

Registration Opens March 2021

Go! Day Camp (7 - 17 year olds)

Want to try sailing, kayaking, wakeboarding, or paddleboarding? How about trying them all!? This day camp is daily Monday – Friday, with the summer sessions running for 8 weeks. Kids will be challenged to learn and advance their skills in sailing, paddleboarding, wakeboarding, and kayaking, all while also having a chance to try tubing and other fun summer activities. Choose to participate one day or every day; it’s up to you! Be sure to register; this is not a day-of drop-in camp.

Go! Day Camp

Ages: 7 – 17 year olds
Daily: Monday – Friday (July 5 – August 27)
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm  
Price:
$60 per day  |  $54 per day for KYC Member account bookings

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

Have questions about this program or looking for a custom booking?  Contact the KYC Sailing School [email protected] or 250-212-8768.

Registration Opens March 2021

 

Wake Sport Camp

Want to try your hand at wake surfing, wakeboarding, or waterskiing? How about all three? This camp runs once a week in 3 hour sessions. You will be challenged to learn a fun new sport or work on your skills 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 day-of drop-in camp.

Wake Sport Camp

Ages: Open to all ages, kids under 12 may require to have a parent on-board
Daily: Wednesdays (July 7 – August 25)
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm and 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Price: $150 per day  |  $135 per day for KYC Member account bookings

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

Have questions about this program or looking for a custom family/group booking?  Contact the KYC Sailing School [email protected] or 250-212-8768.

Registration Opens March 2021

 

Youth Sailing Team (7 - 18 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 training environment, with lessons tailored to individual sailors. Hopefully this year (2021) we will be attending a regatta for some racing, everyone is welcome.

Youth Sailing Team

Prerequisites: CAN Sail II or equivalent and has a Kelowna Yacht Club Junior Membership 
Ages:
7 – 18 year olds
Session 1: Sundays May 23 – June 27
Session 2: Thursdays July 8 – August 19
Session 3: Fall Clinic TBD
Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Price: $480 per session  |  $432 per session for KYC Member account bookings

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

Have questions about this program or looking for a custom booking?  Contact the KYC Sailing School [email protected] or 250-212-8768.

Registration Opens March 2021

 

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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