Adult Programs

Adult Lessons - Lessons for all skill levels

Adult lessons are changing for 2018!
RVYC is still offering adult sailing lessons for both members and non-members, but we're changing the format in an effort to make sailing lessons more accessible for less free time.

Monday weeknight sessions will be taking place in May and June (and possibly extend into the summer depending on demand). The sessions are grouped into three or four consecutive Monday evenings, but will not run on holidays (Victoria 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 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 (2018)*:

Weeknight Rates (three to four nights per month):
RVYC Members - $115 (3 nights - May), $150 (4 nights - June)
Non-Members - $140 (3 nights - May), $180 (4 nights - June)

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

2018 Session Dates:

Session A (May Monday evenings): May 7, 14, 28
Session B (June Monday evenings): June 4, 11, 18, 25
Session C (May Saturdays): May 19 & 26
Session D (June Saturdays): June 9 & 23
Session E (July Saturdays): July 7 & 14
Session F (August Saturdays): August 11 & 25

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!

Register for Adult Lessons Here!

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


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