Regatta

Club Keelboats (incl. Adult Lessons)

ROYAL VANCOUVER YACHT CLUB KEEL BOAT PROGRAMS - 2018



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!

Wednesday Evening Series Charter (for RVYC members only)

For members who don't currently own a boat they'd like to race, the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club has five boats available to charter for use in the Wednesday Evening Racing Series. The Wednesday Evening Charter program is restricted to members who have their and Silver 6 / CANSail 6 & Chutes and Wires certification. All members interested in participating in the charter program need to submit their completed application form demonstrating their capabilities to the Sailing Committee in order to added to the approved list. Submissions can be made to the Sailing Director via email. Members can also graduate through Adult Learn-to-Sail Program at RVYC.

Charters are available for the full series only, please refer to the Wednesday Evening Series webpage for regatta documents (including series dates and series registration). All series are currently available for booking!

Members are responsible for supplying and wearing their own PFDs.


Wednesday Evening Series Charter Fees*:
Elliott 6M    $150/series or $600 per year

*(prices do not include GST)

One Design Series Charter (for RVYC members only)

For members who don't currently own a boat they'd like to race, the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club has six Elliott 6Ms available to charter for use in the One Design Regatta Series. The One Design Series Charter program is restricted to members who have their and Silver 6 / CANSail 6 & Chutes and Wires certification. All members interested in participating in the charter program need to submit their completed application form demonstrating their capabilities to the Sailing Committee in order to added to the approved list. Submissions can be made to the Sailing Director via email. Members can also graduate through Adult Learn-to-Sail Program at RVYC.

Charters are available for the full regatta weekends only, please refer to the One Design Series webpage for all regatta documents (including series dates and regatta registration).

Members are responsible for supplying and wearing their own PFDs.


One Design Series Charter Fees*:
Elliott 6M Fleet - $150/regatta weekend

*(prices do not include GST)

Active Intermediates

The Active Intermediate program was founded in 2001 for RVYC members in the 19-35 age group. On Thursdays and select Tuesdays, the Active Intermediates (AIs) have evening sailing sessions starting at 1730 hrs. Two AI weekend cruises are also organized to bookend the summer season. For more detailed information, please email the Active Intermediate club representative, Alana Brodie.

 2018 AI Fee Structure to be announced (Tues/Thus evenings)*:

*(prices do not include GST)


Open Sail (for RVYC members only, 16 years old and up)

Open Sail is a program designed for club members who are looking for an easy opportunity to get out for a day of sailing. Currently RVYC has two Catalina Capri 22s and six Elliott 6Ms available as part of Open Sail. The Open Sail program is restricted to members who have their Bronze 4 / CANSail 4 for Capri 22 use, and Silver 6 / CANSail 6 & Chutes and Wires certification for Elliott use. All members interested in participating in the Open Sail program need to submit their completed application form demonstrating their capabilities to the Sailing Committee in order to be added to the approved list. Submissions can be made to the Sailing Director via email. Members can also graduate through Adult Learn-to-Sail Program at RVYC.

Bookings must be made 48 hours in advance to ensure appropriate equipment and staff are available. Once booked, members shall report to the Dock Office at the beginning of their scheduled session to sign in. The Dock Office is located on the Dry Dock. Times for pick-up can be arranged during booking, all boats MUST be returned to the dock by sundown.
Members participating in Open Sail will need to supply and wear their own PFDs (applies to everyone on board).

Open Sail Schedule: ~9:00 to Sundown - Wednesday, Friday, and most weekends*
*Weekend availability is subject to other programming needs, please call or email to inquire about availability.

Open Sail Fees*:
Catalina Capri 22 - $55/day
Elliott 6M - $75/day

*(prices do not include GST / this is a day sailing program, no overnight charters permitted)