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Adult Sailing Lessons

To our Learn To Sail Parents – May 2021

Queen City Learn to Sail understands and appreciates your continuing interest to have your children join us for a safe, positive and rewarding sailing experience on the water this summer.

We are currently planning to run our full program in accordance with the evolving Provincial Health guidelines. Due to this general climate of uncertainty, we have decided to minimize the upfront payment of our program fees so you can register your sailor with minimal financial impact should a change of plan be necessary. 

In order to reserve a spot in any of our programs, a $20 non refundable Pre-Registration fee is required to be paid. Full registration fees (minus the $20 Pre-Registration) must be paid 3 weeks before the start of the session. If paid, and QCYC is required to cancel a program for Covid reasons, the registration fees, less the Pre-Registration fee, would be refunded.

Always wanted to learn to sail?

Summer 2021 is the perfect time and Queen City Yacht Club is the perfect place. No experience is necessary, and you can learn at any age (participants range from age 18 to age 70)! Learn how to sail and enjoy one of the friendliest sailing clubs on the lake - all for one affordable price!

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Course options include:

Dinghy Sailing Course
Keelboat Cruising Course

Learn to Sail (Dinghies)

Course Fees (2021): 8-lesson (weeknight) course: $   480.00 (plus HST)

Schedule

The weeknight adult dinghy program will be run on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays from 6:00-9:00 over four weeks. Choose any 2 of the 3 nights available. Participants will enjoy evenings on the water while learning all about sail theory, on-water safety, and practical sailing skills. Graduates of this course will receive CANSail 1 and/or CANSail 2 (Sail Canada certification). Small class sizes of 6-8 people will ensure that you learn as much as possible about sailing during the 8-lesson course over 4 weeks.

Please Note: Bookings are dependent on number of registrants. Ferry service to the island included.

Enjoy summer by spending time on the water!

  • A fun dinghy program for ages 18 - 80, learn the basics of sailing in theory and in practice!
  • Course complies with CANSail standards and instructors are experienced and certified.
  • Transportation to island on private QCYC tender is included with course fee.
  • Includes an LTS pass which will allow access to QCYC for the 2021 season and some tender tickets to get you there!

More Details

This course, which is internationally recognized by the Sail Canada standards, is designed to teach the beginner the necessary skills to act as both skipper and crew on a small dinghy. Participants will enjoy evenings on the water while learning all about sail theory, on-water safety, and practical sailing skills. Graduates of this course will receive CANSail 1 and/or CANSail 2 (Sail Canada certification). Small class sizes of 6-8 people will ensure that you learn as much as possible about sailing during the 8-lesson course.

Learn to Sail (Dinghies) - 8 Lessons (4 Weeks)
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Adult Dinghy - Eight Weeknight LessonsJuly 7 July 29 Completed
Adult Dinghy - Four Weekend LessonsAugust 21 August 29 Completed

 


Learn to Cruise (Keelboats)

Course Fees (2021): $   645.00 (plus HST) / session.

Each course is 4 full days and run in June and July. All participants receive an LTS Pass which will allow access to the club for the balance of the 2021 season! You will also have the opportunity to apply for a full membership at QCYC. This course, which is internationally recognized, is designed to teach the beginner the necessary skills to act as both skipper and crew on a boat 23 - 30 feet in length, in moderate weather conditions. The total length of the course is 24 hours, of which 20 hours are on the water and the rest are spent on theory in a classroom setting. Graduates of this course will receive the Sail Canada, Basic Keelboat Cruising Standard. See website for Course fundamentals.

Course fundamentals include:

  • Boat handling under power and sail
  • On-water and ashore instruction
  • Sailing terminology
  • Rules of the road
  • Boating safety procedures and equipment
  • Crew overboard procedures
  • Docking and Anchoring
  • Weather and Charts
  • Course Textbook, Logbook and Sail Canada Seal

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Adult CYA Basic CruisingJune 5 June 13 Completed
Adult CYA Basic CruisingJuly 3 July 11 Completed
Adult CYA Basic CruisingJuly 17 July 25 Completed

Schedule

The courses take place at Queen City Yacht Club from 9:15 to 16:00 on Saturdays and Sundays.

Session 1: June 5-6 and 12-13
Session 2: July 3-4 and 10-11
Session 3: July 17-18 and July 24-25

More Details

This course, which is internationally recognized Sail Canada, is designed to teach the beginner the necessary skills to act as both skipper and crew on a boat 23 - 30 feet in length, in moderate weather conditions. The total length of the course is 24 hours, of which approximately 20 hours are on the water and the rest are spent on theory in a classroom setting. Graduates of this course will receive the Sail Canada, Basic Keelboat Cruising Standard.


Questions?

Check out our FAQs or email us at learntosail@qcyc.ca.