Adult Programs

Adult Lessons - Lessons for all skill levels

RVYC offers adult sailing lessons for both members and non-members, with two class formats in an effort to make sailing lessons more accessible.

Monday weeknight sessions will be taking place in May, June, July, and August. The sessions are grouped into three or four consecutive Monday evenings, but will not run on holidays (Victoria Day, Canada Day, and BC Day for example). The evening classes will utilize the club's Catalina Capri 22 sailboats, with three students and one instructor per boat.
Weeknight Lessons will be from 1800-2000 hrs.

On paired Saturdays, lessons will continue to be offered in the club's Elliott 6m sport boats with a 2:1 student to instructor ratio. This will facilitate excellent learning opportunities, and allow the flexibility to custom tailor the lessons to each students' abilities.
Weekend Lessons will be from 0930-1630 hrs.

(All lessons will be primarily built around on the fundamental skills needed to sail small boats and the CANSail curriculum. It will not follow the Sail Canada 'Learn to Cruise' standards.)

Students should bring their own PFDs, sunscreen, water, and notebooks.

Lesson Fees (2019)*:

Weeknight Rates (three to four nights per month):
RVYC Members - $120 (3 nights - May & August), $160 (4 nights - June & July)
Non-Members - $150 (3 nights - May & August), $200 (4 nights - June & July)

Weekend Rates (two Saturday sessions):
RVYC members - $220
Non-members - $260
*(prices do not include GST)

2019 Session Dates:

Weeknight Sessions:
Session A (May Monday evenings): May 6, 13, 27
Session B (June Monday evenings): June 3, 10, 17, 24
Session C (July Monday evenings): July 8, 15, 22, 29
Session D (August Monday evenings): August 12, 19, 26
Weekend Sessions:
Session E (May Saturdays): May 18th & 25th
Session F (June Saturdays): June 8th & 22nd
Session G (July Saturdays): July 6th & 13th
Session H (August Saturdays): August 10th & 24th

If you're interested in sailing lessons but can't make the listed dates, we will try to accommodate with customized lesson schedules that fit your needs (for groups of 2 or more). Please contact the Sailing Director to discuss date/time options that will work for you!

Registration for Adult Lessons is now open!

RVYC members: please read our 'Member's Guide to Online Registration' to ensure an efficient process!


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