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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.

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


Pre-Requisite: two sessions of Opti INTERMEDIATE (and/or CANSail 2)

For sailors aged 10-14 who have completed the Opti INTERMEDIATE course twice and achieved their CANSail 1 and 2 Levels. This two week Opti FAST course will focus on beginner racing skills such as mark rounding’s, accelerating off a start line, and sailing independently around a racecourse. This course is ideal for sailors who are independent and learning the competitive side of sport and who wish to attain their CANSail 3 Level. After successfully completing Opti FAST, sailors can repeat the course and continue to refine their racing skills in the Optimist dinghy or they can progress directly to CANSail ADVANCED in the 420 dinghy.

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 2 / Opti Intermediate or CanSail 2

* 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.