Sailing School

Applications for GYC Sailing School scholarships for the summer of 2017 are now being accepted by email until March 10, 2017.

Canada Day and Tern Scholarships

GYC Evergreen School Division Scholarships

GYC “Learn to Sail” Program

The “Learn to Sail” Program is designed to provide children 7 years of age and older with a solid introduction to sailing. This program is taught by certified CYA instructors who have life saving and first aid certificates. Emphasis is put on safety, fun and great learning experiences for young sailors.

Dinghy SailingDinghy Sailing

Lasers and two person dinghies are used for ages 14 and over which includes Adults.
Optimist class boats are used for ages 7 to 13 and for both levels of instruction.

Beginner Optimist Level

The goal of the Optimist “Learn to Sail” Beginner level is to teach basic boat and sail parts, right of way rules, docking and beaching under sail, steering and sail trim through all points of sail.

Advanced Optimist Level

This is an introduction to racing. The goal of the Advanced level is to enhance boat handling and sailing skills for a beginning sailboat racer. Students must have completed the Beginner level before entering the Advanced level.

Class sizes are limited to a maximum of 10 students per half day session. Registration is done on a “first come” basis. Early registration will ensure a spot for your child.

What will you need?

  • Notebook and pen
  • Hat, sun block, rain jacket, swim suit and towel
  • Change of clothes and shoes (one pair of shoes must be close toed and able to get wet)
  • Bottled water
  • DOT approved life jacket (GYC will provide a life jacket if a participant does not have one.)
  • Optional: chapstick, snack and sunglasses

View the Learn to Sail a Dinghy at Gimli video below.

Keelboat Sailing Program

If you would you like to learn how to sail a 20-30 foot sailboat please follow the following links:
Prairie Ocean Cruising

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