What is Ladies Night 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 for $400 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. This group is focused on a Ladies only atmosphere however do not hesitate to check out our Adult / Private / Group section for create other opportunities.
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!
Unfortunately right now all lessons are on standby due to Covid restrictions set by BC sailing and instructor availability.
Please e-mail me with any questions to get added to the info list: email@example.com
Sailing School Manager
Squamish Yacht Club