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RVYC Junior Training Program (Summer Sailing)

The Royal Vancouver Yacht Club offers the complete Sail Canada CANSail program delivered through our summer Junior Training Program.

RVYC membership is not required to enroll, members and non-members are equally welcome. Membership benefits include early registration, and discounted class fees.

Helmets designed for water-sports are recommended but not required. They are highly recommended for students that are new to sailing.

Click "Start Registration Process" below to register for a program.

To see the schedule and cost of each course, click on the course titles below

OPTI INTERMEDIATE (2 Wks)

Pre-Requisite: Opti FUN

This two-week course is for sailors ages 9-13 and under with some experience and who have taken the Opti FUN course. In Opti INTERMEDIATE, sailors are now sailing by themselves and refining their skills in the Optimist dinghy with a focus on proficiency in tacking, gybing, and upwind and downwind sailing. Sailors have the opportunity to complete their CANSail 1 and 2 Levels. It is recommended for sailors to take this course twice in order to achieve both levels.

Course manual is Optimist Sailing ($12).

Class times are 0900-1530 hrs.

Sailors must bring their own government-approved P.F.D. (lifejacket) and appropriate clothing, including at least one change of clothes and soft-soled footwear (NO Flip-Flops), as well as lunch and a lock for day lockers. Please do not bring clothing items that can't get wet! Wetsuits/drysuits are not required, but some participants find wearing one more comfortable.

Pre-Requisite: Optimist 1/Fun

* Registration Fee does not include lunch. Please purchase separately

Please be advised that the RVYC kitchen is unable to accommodate food allergies with the "Hot Lunch Programme" and we recommend students with food allergies please bring their own lunch.

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Cancellations & Refunds

Without exception, NO REFUNDS will be given for cancellations made 14 days or less prior to the start of a course.

All accepted registrations are subject to a cancellation fee of $50 before June 26 and $100.00 after June 26.

If placed on a waitlist, interest in enrolment is assumed unless RVYC is notified otherwise. When a vacancy arises, automatic enrolment in the course occurs and cancellation rules, as outlined above, take effect.

Please contact sail_dir@royalvan.com.

All funds are in Canadian Dollars.