Gain your confidence and learn the basics of sailing, kayaking and boat safety from certified instructors.  Let's have some fun!


Welcome to the Squamish Youth Sailing & Kayaking Camp 



The 2019 Sailing School programs and information are now available. Registration links are LIVE April 1st !



Attention on deck: We are very happy to announce the schedule for this year's Sailing School!  We have plenty of opportunity to get out on the water; summer camps, race team, daily trial and our youth race team! Something for everyone.  We have Intro and CanSail sessions that run from 9 am to 3 pm, Monday through Friday. Adult lessons are scheduled according to your availability and Race Team info is below. You can register for these sailing opportunities at the link below! Please do not hesitate to contact if you have any questions!


​Introduction to Sailing & Kayaking: This program is for youth 7 to 10 years old. It is a one week introduction to sailing and kayaking. Tuition is $295 for the one week and enrolment is limited to 12 students each session; Monday to Friday from 9am to 3pm.





















CanSail 1-3: This program is for youth 10 to 16 years old. This is a two week program where students will work towards the newly developed CAN SAIL levels 1 to 3. The tuition is $500 for 10 days of instruction and fun on the water. Reduced rate for the 9 day session. Enrolment is limited to 9 students in each session.



CanSail 2-6 (CanSail 4-6 combined): This program is for youth 10 to 15 years old.  This is a two week program where students work towards the newly developed CAN SAIL levels 4 to 6. The tuition is $500 for 10 days on instruction and fun on the water. Enrolment is limited to 9 students who have already completed White sail level 3. There is an opportunity for participants to join the Race Team at the annual Whistler Regatta August 24th and 25th 2019!!!


WetFeet: Young sailors ages 5-7. Does sailing float your boat? Come try sailing and learn about being safe around the water. Big brother/sister tag along option. 5 half day (9am-12pm) sailing sessions to give the little sailors a chance to play on the water. Explore the basics of sailing while developing safety and awareness on and around the water. The fee is $250 for 5 days. 


Race Week:

Join the advanced sailing team and other sailors who simply want to get more time on the water for a 2 day Squamish racing training camp and 3 days of racing at a regatta designed for first time sailors! Ride share is available for regatta portion. This is a very fun event designed to help expand your sailors knowledge and abilities. Fees do not include regatta fees & boat charter. 


















When larger image opens, click on the week you are interested in and you will be taken to that weeks sign up page!



Advanced Sailing:


The Advanced Sailing Team is available to SYC junior members who are looking to improve their sailing skills, have fun and learn to cooperate as a team in a racing environment. 


Advanced Sailing will provide sailors with an extra opportunity to get out on the water throughout the spring and summer (spring/fall) to develop their skills as racers and train with an experienced sailing coach in order to improve their performance at targeted events. 






June 2nd - June 23rd


4 Sundays 10am - 3pm - June 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd


4 Thursdays 4-6pm - June  6,13, 20, 27th.






July 4th - July 25th


4 Wednesday evenings from 4-6pm - July 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th






July 31st - Aug 22nd 


4 Wednesday evenings from 4-6pm - July 31st, Aug 7th, 14th, 21st


Advanced sailing will support 420s, RS Zest,Lasers, Radials and Optis. Join our coaches for land and water sessions on tactics, sailing-specific strength, stability and cardio exercises as well as on water racing skills and drills. We have in mind to train and better our sailors to help them set goals and perform in chosen regattas while positively representing SYC in the sailing community and creating a fun and safe learning environment sailors can thrive in both in skill and personal growth.




Regattas 2018 Season


Waves June 29th - 30th, Royal Vancouver Yacht Club


Whistler Regatta, August 24th - 25th, Whistler Dinghy Association


Commodores Cup, TBD (probably August 27th-30th), Royal Vancouver Yacht Club




Please contact to register today. 



Adult Groups:


Hop into a dinghy with your friend, spouse or a new friend. We'll teach you all the basics of sailing so you can get out onto the sound on your own. Dinghy Sailing is a great way to learn how to sail and all dinghy skills are transferable to yacht sailing. 2 adults per sailboat and we guarantee 1 instructor per 4 adults.



The program will cost $199 and run from 6:30-8:30pm Mondays & Thursday. Afterwards you are welcome to join us in the yacht club for drinks & social.



Please feel free to email regarding any questions:




Dates: July 8th, 11th, 15th& 18th

Registration link:


Dates: July 22nd, 25th,29th & August 1st

Registration link:

Dates: August 12th,15th,19th,22nd

Registration link:

Private lessons:


Group lessons don't fit into the schedule or prefer the one on one coaching? We offer private lessons too! The best way to learn the basics is to jump in a dinghy. Want to improve your sailing, become more comfortable on the water or plan a fun family activity? The Squamish Yacht Club now offers Adult lessons! Busy with work, dinner parties and book club? No problem! Just contact  to create a lesson schedule that suits you. 




55$/hour for non members and an additional 25$ per person. 


85$ for 2 non members


35$/hour for members and an additional 25$/hour per person


60$ for two members


Our Team: Our training team consists of a professionally trained and SailCanada certified instructor, several volunteer students and volunteer Squamish Yacht Club members.  We are all committed to creating a safe and fun environment where every experience is a positive one. Come & enjoy!



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SYC Sailing School Director

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