Adult Sail Training

Working with District of West Vancouver Parks and Recreation Commission, the club has operated out of Ambleside Park for more than 50 years and during that time over 10,000 people have learned to sail at the club. Our instructors are all certified by Sail Canada. We offer 2 progressive Cansail Levels for adults as well as a refresher course for individuals who have learned how to sail in the past but are feeling a bit rusty.

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Learn To Sail
Intro
A fun and practical intro to sailing for first time sailors. Learning focuses on safety at sea, basic sailing and nautical skills, and of course FUN! No sailing experience required. Successful completion earns CanSail 1.

  • July 13 & 14 – 9:00 am – 3:30 pm (both days) – $170
  • July 27 & 28 – 9:00 am – 3:30 pm (both days) – $170
  • July 10 & 11 – 9:00 am – 3:30 pm (both days) – $170
  • July 10, 17, 24, 31 – 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm (all days) – $150
Intermediate
This course builds on the sailing skills and knowledge gained in the Intro level. A great course for returning sailors who want to refresh their skills as well as newer sailors who want to further develop their sailing ability Successful completion earns CanSail 2. Requirements: Completion of the “Intro” course, CanSail 1, or equivalent sailing ability.

  • August 17 & 18 – 9:00 am – 3:30 pm (both days) – $185
Family
A fun and practical intro to sailing for first time sailors and their children. Learning focuses on safety at sea, basic sailing and nautical skills, and of course FUN! No sailing experience required. Successful completion earns CanSail 1.

  • One adult and One child
  • August 7, 14 – 4:30 – 7:00 (both days) – $75 (per person)

What You Need to Bring

  • A Canadian Coast Guard approved personal flotation device (PFD i.e. lifejacket).
  • Non-marking soft soled shoes that will not slip off in the water. Flip-flops and slip-on footwear (other than aquasocks or Crocs) are not permitted.
  • Clothing appropriate for the weather
  • Hat, Sunscreen
  • Change of clothes and towel
  • Bag lunch with refillable water bottle
  • Closed toed shoes that can be worn in the water