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Sailing Program Cancellation Policies

Learn to Sail cancellation policy:

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


Sailing Team cancellation policy:

A cancellation fee of $50 plus any time spent training will be charged to all cancelled registrations.

About The Team

The RVYC Sailing Team is an opportunity for the growth and development of sailing and racing skills in a co-operative and supportive environment. RVYC athletes become ambassadors for our club and forge lifelong friendships through the social network of the Sailing Team.

At the helm of the RVYC Sailing Program is our award winning Coach and Sailing Program Coordinator, Stephen McBride. Stephen is assisted by Sail Canada certified coaches Jenn Grierson, Delani Hulme-Lawrence and Hannah Stevens (Optimists), Erik Van Der Pol (Lasers) and Kristine Williams (Double Handed) with high standards of safety and skill in teaching sailing and racing. Below is a description of each of the teams that make up the RVYC Racing Program.

Our youngest members enter the Optimist Sailing Team. Opti Team members are aged 15 and under. Typically sailors start at age 7.
The Senior Sailing Team sails double-handed in 420, 29er and 49er's and the single-handed Laser or Laser Radial. The transition occurs around age 15 when the athlete weighs 120-130lbs and has the appropriate height for the boats.

Sailing Team runs three sessions per year: January to March, April to June and September to November. Specific dates will be updated for the following session.

Download a copy of the RVYC Sailing Team Athlete Parent Handbook here.

Please click here to go to our online registration!

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Training Schedule

Opti Sailing Team - Meet Wednesdays & Sundays

Wednesday: Dry land or on water training from 4:00 - 6:30pm. This is dependent on the time of year, dry land training during standard time and water training during daylight savings.

Sunday: On water training 10:30-4:00pm (rigged, changed and ready for briefing at 11:00am) there will be a break for lunch, please bring enough food for the day.


Senior Sailing Team - Meet Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays

Tuesdays: Fitness session from 5:00 - 6:00pm, bonus session. Usually at the gym or shed and is not mandatory, but encouraged.

Thursdays: Dry land or one water training. This is dependent on the time of year, dry land training during standard time and water training during daylight savings.

Sunday: On water training 11:00-4:00pm. The entire session will be on the water. Bring enough water and food that can go in the coach boat or sail boat.

Bring work out gear to all on water practices in ase of inclement weather.

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School Sailing Program

Introduce your class to sailing in an afternoon or participate in a custom learn to sail program.
The Royal Victoria Yacht Club offers school sailing programs for classes ranging from Grade 5 to 12. Choose from a variety of options including a three hour introduction to sailing session or create a custom program to meet your needs. The cost starts at $20 per participant for each three hour session. If you are looking to complete a CANSail level there is an additional $18 certification fee.
Public school sailing programs are a great way to teach students teamwork, sportsmanship, and critical thinking skills. Basic and introductory lessons are key components of the Long Term Athlete Development model as they fit the Active Start component of the model and encourage active and healthy living within our community. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you and your students and to get out for an exciting day on the water.

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