Youth and Adult Training

The Learn to Sail course is a combination of dry land instruction and water-based training. The course includes principles of sailing but also includes basic water safety. Everything from proper flotation devices to righting of capsized vessels is included. 

All courses are held at the Cultus Lake Sailing Club (South end of Sunnyside Blvd). 

All courses follow CANSail guidelines.

All youth learn to sail programs include membership. Adult courses do not require club membership, however a 50% discounted membership is available when joining within a month of taking a learn to sail course.

For any other inquiries about training email info@cultuslakesailing.com

Online registration is now available for all Learn to Sail programs.

Please follow this link to the LTS Online Registration

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Youth Learn to Sail

Optimist Sailing Level 1

Children who are new to sailing or who would like more practice to feel comfortable. Children are introduced to sailing in an environment that focuses on fun and safety. Small, stable Optimist dinghies are used for this course with 2 students per boat. Topics include boating safety, steering, sail control and how to balance, sit and move in an Optimist dinghy. Additional activities may include arts and crafts, games and beach play.

  • 9:00 – 4:00

  • $370.00 (includes club membership)

  • Ages: 8 – 15 yr

 

Optimist Sailing Level 2

Children who have taken a previous learn to sail program and who are comfortable sailing an Optimist dinghy. Optimist dinghies are used for this course with 1 or 2 students per boat. Sailing concepts such as sailing to a point, boat handling and extending the students wind range are expanded and developed. Opportunities to sail other boats may also be provided. 

  • 9:00 – 4:00

  • $370.00 (includes club membership)

  • Ages: 9 – 15 yr

 

Race Training

For children and youth who have taken a previous learn to sail course and would like to improve their sailing and racing.

  • 9:00 – 4:00

  • $370.00 (includes club membership)

  • Ages: 9 – 15 yr

Youth Sailing Week 

­For youth who would like to increase knowledge and skills sailing or who would like experience sailing double-handed sailing dinghies. Youth are introduced to sailing double-handed dinghies in an environment that focuses on fun and safety. Topics include boating safety, steering, sail control and how to balance, sit and move in a double-handed sailing dinghy such as Enterprises, Kolibris and Albacores.

  • 9:00 – 4:00

  • $370.00 (includes club membership)

  • Ages: 14 – 18 yr

Commodore's Cup Regatta

A fun 3 day competition at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club for sailors who have attended a learn to sail program during the summer.  

What to bring to all courses:

Lunch, snacks, water, backpack or bag, hat, sunscreen, bathing suit, change of clothes, towel, closed toe shoes, jacket. 

Courses and Dates:

If the course you wish to register for is full, please contact us at info@cultuslakesailing.com to be put on the waitlist.

Optimist Sailing Level 2                             July 11-15

Optimist Sailing Level 1                             July 18-22

Race Training                                              July 25-29

Optimist Sailing Level 1                            August 8-12

Youth Sailing Week                                   August 15-19

Commodore's Cup Regatta                     August 29 - Sept. 1

(Royal Vancouver Yacht Club)
 

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Adult Learn to Sail


A similar course is available for adults who wish to learn how to sail. It covers Water Safety, terminology, knots and sailing skills.

Small classes means lots of 1 on 1 time. 

Courses and Dates:

Women's Sailing Weekend:

For women who have previously taken an adult learn to sail program and wish to gain more confidence and skill on the water. 

June 11-12 (9:00 – 5:00)

Cost:                  $335.00 (non-members) and $310.00(members) 

Introductory Adult Learn to Sail (Friday evening 7-9, Saturday / Sunday 9-5)

Open to all adults who wish to learn the basics of sailing.

June 24-26

July 15-17

Cost:                  $385.00 (non-members) and $360.00 (members)

Members, please contact  info@cultuslakesailing.com for the member code.