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RVYC Adult Training Programme

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 Programme. 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, with two formats available to make sailing lessons more accessible.
Monday weeknight sessions will be taking place in May and June (and possibly extend into the summer depending on demand). The sessions are grouped into three or four consecutive Monday 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 students and one instructor per boat.
Weeknight Lessons will be from 1800-2000 hrs.

On paired Saturdays, lessons will continue in the club's Elliott 6m sport boats with a 2:1 student to instructor ratio. This will facilitate excellent learning opportunities, and allow the flexibility to custom tailor the lessons to each students' abilities.
Weekend Lessons will be from 0930-1630 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

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.

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.