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 – 12 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 – 12
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 (13 – 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: 13 – 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
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

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

Ages 7-13

Saturdays
May 11 – 29, 2020
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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Session 02

Ages 14+

Thursdays
July 6 – August 28, 2020
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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Session 03

Ages 14+

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

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Regattas

Pre-requisites: White Sail II or CAN Sail 2 or equivalent and Kelowna Yacht Club Junior Membership

The Sailing team members compete in the BC circuit of regattas. The 2020 scheduled will be updated soon.

Contact: 250-212-8768
Email: [email protected]ub.com

2016 Regattas Attended

Springtime Regatta

Central Okanagan Sailing Association

May 21 & 22

BC Championships

Squamish Yacht Club

July 9 & 10

Comox Cup Regatta

Comox Bay Sailing Club

Aug 6 & 7

Fall Dinghy Regatta

Royal Victoria Yacht Club

Sept 24 & 25

Sailing Nights

Pre-requisites: CAN Sail 2 or equivalent

Enjoy a fun night of sailing with other avid sailors! Boats are provided.

Ages: 16+
Reg: $TBC | MHA: $TBC

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

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Session 01

Saturdays
May 13 – 24
5 – 8 PM

Session 02

Thursdays
July 6 – August 31
5 – 8 PM

Session 03

Saturdays
September 2 – October 21
5 – 8 PM

Private/Group Dinghy Lessons

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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Youth Keelboat Racing

Sailors (Ages 13-25)

This program is for youth, ages 13-25 who are looking to expand their base of knowledge, get hands on competition experience or just have a blast!

We will be running a Club Sailing School boat in the Wednesday night Open Racing (Sundays in the fall) and we’re inviting you to be part of it. Come out and crew with an experienced skipper on a Club keelboat. From beginners to experienced sailors there is something for everyone. This program is open to all.

Joining this program allows you to race on any Wednesday (Sundays in the fall) that fits your schedule with a rotating crew of 2-4 sailors.

Dates: 2020 Dates To Be Confirmed
Wednesdays: June – August
Sundays: September – October 5 – 9 PM
Price: $25 for the entire year

Includes:

  • Lessons on Saturdays or Thursdays
  • Wednesday night Open Racing fees for 2017
  • Skippers/Coaching

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

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Skippers (All Ages – 13+)

We are looking for experienced skippers to volunteer for as few or as many Wednesday nights (Sundays later in the season) as possible to take out a crew of enthusiastic young sailors.

Dates: 2020 Dates To Be Confirmed
Wednesdays: June – August
Sundays: September – October 5 – 9 PM

Skippers pay no fees and have use of the club owned keelboat!

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