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Learn to Sail - Adult Sailing Programs

Royal Victoria Yacht Club has been identified as a leader in Canadian sailing. Come and experience our innovative public programs designed for novice to advance sailors aged 19 and over.

Sailing Program Registration opens on January 1. All courses are subject to minimum enrollment.

Cancellation Policy: A cancellation fee of $50 plus applicable credit card transaction fees will be charged on all cancelled registrations. No refunds for cancellations made less than 14 days prior to the start of the course.

All courses run on statutory holidays!

Please click here to go to our online registration!

For course descriptions, dates and pricing information, please view the brochure here.

 

 Adult Learn to Keelboat
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Adult CANSail Programs (Over 18 years)

Adult CANSail Basic - CanSail 1 & 2

Evening classes for Sail Canada accredited CANSail basic sailing skills. This is an adult class for the beginner sailor or those with limited experience to learn in our Club 420 dinghies.

Modified Adult CANSail Advanced (Pre-req: CANSail Basic) - CanSail 3 & 4, plus Spinnaker & Trapeze 1

Advanced sailing skills for those who have completed CANSail basic. Sailors will work on refining their sailing skills in heavier winds, work on boat handling and will be introduced to concepts of right of way and reading the wind. This will integrate skills around spinnaker and trapeze in the Club 420.

Intro to Keelboating - Not a CanSail Course

This course introduces the novice or experienced dinghy sailor to the world of keelboat sailing. In our fleet of Martin 242’s, sailors will learn the art of sailing, crew work, docking and seamanship. Come enjoy sailing the picturesque waters of Cadboro Bay and Oak Bay.

Salty Sisters - Not a CanSail Course

Join our intrepid group of ladies aged 18+ as they conquer the waters of Cadboro Bay in a fun and relaxed learning environment. Focus is on individual development and building confidence. Sessions run Saturdays from 9-12 and include debriefs over lunch. If you’re an 18+ lady and want to sail, then this group is for you!

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Learn to Sail - Youth Sailing Programs

Royal Victoria Yacht Club has been identified as a leader in Canadian sailing. Come and experience our innovative public programs designed for novice to advance sailors aged 4 to 18.

Sailing Program Registration opens on January 1. Early bird pricing is in effect until April 30. All courses are subject to minimum enrollment.

Cancellation Policy: A cancellation fee of $50 plus applicable credit card transaction fees will be charged on all cancelled registrations. No refunds for cancellations made less than 14 days prior to the start of the course.

All courses run on statutory holidays!

 Please click here to go to our online registration!

For full course descriptions, dates and pricing information, Please view the brochure here.

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CANSail Optimist Programs (Under 11 years)

Opti Wet Feet (4-6 year olds)

A camp designed for little sailors wanting to familiarize themselves with salt water, sea life and sailing. Focused on fun and being comfortable and safe on the water and on the docks.

Opti Basic (under 10) - (CanSail 1 Course Content)

CANSail accredited introduction to Optimist sailing, this program introduces children to sailing in a fun environment. With two sailors per boat, children work on the basics of sailing in a comfortable and enjoyable atmosphere.

Opti Advanced (Pre-req: Opti Basic) - (CanSail 2 Course Content) 

CANSail accredited advanced Optimist sailing course, Opti Advanced teaches sailors to sail all by themselves. Young sailors continue to develop basic sailing skills learned in Opti Basic as well as introduce more advanced skills with increased independence.

Opti Fast (Pre-req: Opti Advanced) - (CanSail 3 Course Content)

CANSail accredited course which uses games to integrate advanced Opti sailing skills with an introduction to elements of sportsmanship and teamwork. Learn how to sail fast in a team environment!

 

CANSail Programs (Over 10 years)

CANSail Basic - CanSail 1 & 2

Basic sailing course for new sailors or those with limited sailing experience. Sailors will learn the fundamentals and be introduced to the sport of sailing. The course includes safety, crewing, steering and seamanship. Sailors also learn basic physical literacy through activities and games.

CANSail Advanced (Pre-req: CANSail Basic or Opti Fast) - CanSail 3 & 4

Sailors build on existing skills in all types of conditions and to a higher level of proficiency. Through on water games and activities sailors are introduced to concepts such as right of way, reading wind and waves, as well as many other skills.

CANSail Fast (Pre-req: CANSail Advanced) - CanSail 5 &6

CANSail Fast incorporates the higher level sailing skills. Focus is on integrating boat handling and fast sailing skills with fun. Centered around the training camp atmosphere, sailors will refine advanced sailing skills and learn tactics, strategy, racing basics and regatta preparation.

Chutes and Wires - Spinnaker & Trapeze 1 & 2

(Recommended Pre-req: CANSail Advanced)
Build on your advanced skills with the addition of spinnaker and trapeze! Chutes and Wires is designed specifically to integrate these and other advanced doublehanded skills such as tuning and team communication; a must for doublehanded sailors.

Intro to Skiffs (Pre-req: CANSail Fast) - Not a CanSail Course

For sailors looking for speed and excitement, this course offers an intro to the world of skiff sailing. Basic boat handling, trapeze, and asymmetrical spinnaker technique in the 29er will be the focus of this action packed course. Sailors must have instructor permission to register.

 

Sailing Program Temporary Membership

As a student of the RVYC Learn to Sail Program, or as a parent of someone attending the RVYC Learn to Sail Program, you will be eligible for a Sailing Program Temporary Membership.  The Membership is valid for a one month period from the commencement of your, or your child’s, class. The Sailing Program Temporary Membership gives you access to the Chartroom (the pub) and the Dining Room.  This membership is valid anytime the facilities are open, you just need show your Sailing Program Temporary Membership card when placing your order.  There is no charge for this Temporary Membership other than what you spend on food and beverages and your guests are welcome to join you.  You can find the hours of operation by clicking HERE.

This program is made available in the hope that by enjoying some of the benefits of the Club you will think about becoming a RVYC member.  The Club is an active and exciting place and it helps you enjoy the best parts of living on the west coast.  To read more about the benefits and costs of becoming a member please check information on our web site by clicking HERE.

In order to obtain your Sailing Program Temporary Membership card you do need to complete a form and give it to the instructors or to the office in the clubhouse.  A copy of this form can be found HERE or you can obtain one at the Club office or from your instructor.