Adult Keelboat Learn to Sail

This program is now full, please check back next season. Dinghy Learn to Sail still has spaces available!

This Summer, starting in July, we are pleased to announce that there will be two adult keelboat sailing experiences offered by the BCC. After reviewing the options below, please complete the form on this page to register.

Option 1
Introduction to Sailing:

This single 3-hour course is intended to provide those with little or no prior exposure to sailing the opportunity to experience the joys of sailing:
  • There are no defined evaluation components for these sessions.

  • Participants will assist with preparing the boat to depart and arrive safely back on a mooring, setting and stowing sails while safely moving around the boat. 

  • Sessions will typically end with a conversation with participants about what was learned and what the next steps should be if acquiring more sailing experience be desired.

  • These single-session programs will be offered on Saturdays by appointment.

  •  $100.00 CAD per single-session  

Option 2
Start Keelboat Sailing:
This will be a series of Saturday sessions; the course will be 4 weeks long starting in July with another series starting in August.

  • To include both on-water and on-land instruction, totaling approximately 14-hours over 4 weeks.

  • The emphasis of this course is on the fundamentals of sailing. Candidates completing this standard will be able to competently contribute as crew to the operation of a keelboat in moderate daytime conditions.

  • Acquisition of sailing skills will take place in a relaxed environment under the guidance of Sail Canada certified sailing instructors.

  • Skills include sailing terminology, awareness of weather and wind, knot tying, points of sail and sail trim, maneuvering under power and sail as both skipper and crew.

  • Ideally, this course is for those with a little prior sailing experience who wish to build upon their basic sailing skills regarding operation of a keelboat, but all are welcome.

  • Because of limited availability, this program will be capped at 4 students per session. 

  • $350.00 CAD per 4-week session