SAILING SCHOOL

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

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Welcome to the Squamish Youth Sailing & Kayaking Camp 

 

 

The 2020 Sailing School programs and information is now available.

Registration links will go LIVE April 1st 2020!

 

 

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, advanced sailing, adult lessons, daily trials and our youth sailing 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 Sailing 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- 4: 

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. Enrollment is limited to 9 students in each session.

CanSail 5-6 (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 5 & 6. The tuition is $500 for 10 days on instruction and fun on the water. Enrollment is limited to 9 students who have already completed CanSail 3. There is an opportunity for participants to join the Race Team at the annual Whistler Regatta August 29th & 30th 2020 and the Commodores Cup August 31st - Sept 3rd.

***Please note, if you would like to do the CanSail 1-4 during this time just send us an e-mail and we can split the classes. 

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 (9 am-12 pm) 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. 

Sailing Week: 

Join the advanced sailing team and other sailors who simply want to get more time on the water for a 5 day Squamish sailing camp and option to attend a regatta with a coach designed for first time sailors! Dates TBD. Please e-mail squamishsailingschool@gmail.com for more information as the program depends on participants. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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.

 

Spring (tentative dates)

 

June 2nd - June 23rd

 

4 Sundays, 10 am - 3 pm - June 7th, 21st, 28th

 

4 Thursdays, 4-6 pm - June  4th,11th, 18th, 25th.

 

 

 

July (tentative dates)

 

July 8th - July 29th

 

4 Wednesday evenings from 4-6 pm - July 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

 

 

 

August (tentative dates)

Aug 5th - Aug 26th

4 Wednesday evenings from 4-6 pm - Aug 5th, Aug 12th, 19th, 26th

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.

 

Just want extra time on the water? Let us know and we can split groups appropriately. 

 

 

Regattas 2020 Season:

Whistler Regatta, August 29th - 30th, Whistler Dinghy Association

 

Commodores Cup, August 31st - 3rd, Royal Vancouver Yacht Club

 

 

Please contact squamishsailingschool@gmail.com 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 $250 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:   Squamishsailingschool@gmail.com

 

TO REGISTER:

Tentative dates are as follows:

 

Dates: July 13th, 16th, 20th & 23rd

Registration link: TBA

 

Dates: July 27th, 30th, August 6th

Registration link:  TBA

 

Dates: August 10th,13th,17th,20th

Registration link:  TBA

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 squamishsailingschool@gmail.com  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

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!

CHECK OUT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE!    https://www.facebook.com/SquamishYouthSailingKayakingCamp/

Our Main Sailing Camp Starts July 6th, 2020.

The countdown is on!

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