More dates TBD. Please keep checking the website and FB for most up to date registration.
Dates –Opportunity for day lessons / weekends should our sets not fit your schedule. Just e-mail in. If you are not able to attend all lessons, please email and we will do our best to subsidize rate.
Adults Tuesdays September 12th, 19th & 26th – 5-7pm Max 6 Adults – $250 per sailor
Adults Thursdays September 14th, 21st & 28th – 5-7pm Max 6 Adults – $250 per sailor
A huge bonus of taking a course with us give you access to our drop in Fridays!!
Drop in by Donation Fridays – September 9/16/23 & 30th 5-7pm for sailors who have completed a class with us! (Every Friday – participants have been e-mailed)
*10% Discount for those who already completed a set.
Our goal is to have enough adults who have completed sets that we can create a drop in night for you to come and work on your skills, practice and improve!
Drop in available to those who have already completed lesson sets Friday August 11th & August 25th 6-8pm.
Registration goes live March 1st. More dates to be added.
Follow our FACEBOOK/IG to catch any flash sets or drop ins to get extra time on the water!
What are private/group lessons and what can I expect?
The Squamish Yacht Club offers a variety of formats based on instructor availability and limited beginner conditions (aka it’s windy in Squamish!). We like to make sure we are choosing a time where you will thrive, not just survive.
We post lesson blocks, usually consisting of a set 4 x 2 hour sessions OR you can shoot us an e-mail with your preferred availability and we will do our best to cater to your schedule.
We suggest a 0 to hero set which consists of 4 x 2h sessions scheduled according to your availability. You could do this by yourself, with just your partner, friends, family or open to anyone else.
The lessons are in RS Zests aka small dinghies. You can fit two adults in one boat and eventually graduate to your own boats (usually after 1-2 lessons).
We will have you tacking upwind, running downwind and comfortably maneuvering the boat while understanding simple safety skills such as docking, stopping and capsizing.
From there , it’s all practice! You can then keep taking dinghy lessons or jump on one of our race nights. Learning the basics in a dinghy is best as you get a feel for what is happening and everything translates to a larger yacht.
Or you can move on to keel boats where someone at the club is currently running lesson sets!
Lessons are currently limited due to instructor availability.
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Sailing School Manager
Squamish Yacht Club