It is a wrap for another successful season for the KYC Sailing School & Watersports programs and day camps. As we bid an adieu to another summer, we would like to thank the students, our members and the fantastic team of CanSail certified instructors for another amazing season. Through the youth sailing and watersport programs, we had the privilege of getting the opportunity 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. The Kelowna Yacht Club is proud of all the little sailors who joined us this year and looking forward to welcoming them back again next year to further develop their skills into expert sailors! The KYC Sailing School & Watersports programs will be back next season with more fun activities and water programming.


IMPORTANT PROGRAM UPDATE

It is the priority of 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:

  • 3:1 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!

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

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

EARLY SEASON - Go! Day Camp (7 - 17 year olds)

Let’s hit the water early this season and we will enjoy sailing, kayaking, wakeboarding, and paddleboarding! This early season half-day camp is available Friday to Sunday, with sessions running for 6 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 early-summer activities. Some activities will be weather dependent, but will be having fun rain or shine! 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.

Early Season – Go! Day Camp

Ages: 7 – 17 year olds
Dates: 2022 season details will be available early spring!
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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 250-762-3310 Ext. 102.

See you in 2022!

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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
Dates: 2022 season details will be available early spring!
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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 250-762-3310 Ext. 102.

See you in 2022!

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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
Dates: 2022 season details will be available early spring!
Time: 
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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 250-762-3310 Ext. 102.

See you in 2022!

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Wake Sport Camp

Want to try your hand at wake surfing, wakeboarding, or waterskiing? Maybe them all? 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
Dates: 2022 season details will be available early spring!
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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 250-762-3310 Ext. 102.

See you in 2022!

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CANSail - Optimist (7 - 11 year olds)

Whether you are an experienced sailor or a complete beginner, get comfortable on the water with this week long 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 their Sail Canada 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
Dates: 2022 season details will be available early spring!
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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 250-762-3310 Ext. 102.

See you in 2022!

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

If you’ve never sailed before or you’re already an avid sailor, this week long, full day course is for you! Children can learn and perfect their skills paired up in Flying Junior, or their 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
Dates: 2022 season details will be available early spring!
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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 250-762-3310 Ext. 102.

See you in 2022!

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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
Dates: 2022 season details will be available early spring!
Price:

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 250-762-3310 Ext. 102.

See you in 2022!

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Private Dinghy Lessons

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

Private Dinghy Lessons

Ages: 7 year olds and up!
Dates: 2022 season details will be available early spring!
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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 quote?  Contact the KYC Sailing School [email protected] or 250-762-3310 Ext. 102.

To schedule your Private Dinghy Lesson, please reach out to our KYC Sailing School Team! 

See you in 2022!

Private Group Lessons

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, wakeboarding, 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 School team and we will organize an event to fit your plans!

Private Group Lessons

Ages: 7 year olds and up!
Dates: 2022 season details will be available early spring!
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Price:

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 group booking quote?  Contact the KYC Sailing School [email protected] or 250-762-3310 Ext. 102.

To schedule your Private Group Lesson, please reach out to our KYC Sailing School Team! 

See you in 2022!

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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)