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RVYC Adult Training Program

The Royal Vancouver Yacht Club offers courses for ages 18 and up, and for all abilities.

RVYC membership is not required for any Adult Sailing Program, everyone is welcome! 

To register someone for a session, you must first register (or login if have already done so) by clicking "Register now / Login" below.

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

Adult Lessons

Sailing Lessons for all skill levels

RVYC offers adult sailing lessons for both members and non-members.
Weeknight sessions will be taking place in May through August on Monday and Wednesday evenings (one night per week per session). The sessions are grouped into three or four consecutive Monday or Wednesday evenings, but will not run on holidays (Victoria Day for example). The evening classes will utilize the club's Catalina Capri 22 sailboats, with three to four students and one instructor per boat.
Weeknight Lessons will be from 1800-2000 hrs.


(All lessons will be primarily built around on the fundamental skills needed to sail small boats and the CANSail curriculum. It will not follow the Sail Canada 'Learn to Cruise' standards.)

Registration closes one week prior to the first class date.

*Note: If you are an RVYC member, but the 'member pricing' is not available once you have signed in, please check that your member account information is entered correctly. Account format should be: A1234 (Alphanumeric x 1, Number x 4). If you're still having difficulties, please contact the Sailing Director at: sail_dir@royalvan.com or 604-224-1344.

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Cancellations & Refunds

Cancellations & Refunds

Due to the ongoing development of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and COVID-19 disease pandemic, all registrations will be eligible for a full refund until the point that a class/session is confirmed as running. The decision to operate each session will be made approximately 30 days before each start date. In the event of program cancellation, the registered student will receive the option of receiving a full refund, or to transfer their registration to a later date (in 2020) if space is available.
If placed on a waitlist, interest in enrolment is assumed unless RVYC is notified otherwise.

Please contact hunter.lowden@royalvan.com

All funds are in Canadian Dollars.