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DCYC Introduction to Sailing for Adults

Taught by Canadian Yachting Association certified instructors, students taking this course will take away all the skills they need to safely operate a sailboat in moderate wind and sea conditions both as skipper and crew. (See www.sailing.ca for full details of our Learn to Cruise training).

This course gives you an unforgettable experience on a safe, stable vessel that is fun to sail and ideal for learning.

Course Schedules and Tuition

To meet the varied needs of our adult students, we offer three different course options. Each option delivers:

Four hours of personalized onshore instruction, 28 hours of practical on the water instruction plus a one hour final exam for your official CYA Cruising Certificate. Class sizes limited to 2-4 sailors per session.

Tuition: Tuition for all options is $575 per person or $1,050 per couple

Option 1 Two Successive Weekends — Register Now!

May 20-21 Weekend 1    May 27-28:  Weekend 2
July 8-9     Weekend 1    July 15-16:  Weekend 2
July 22-23  Weekend 1   July 29-30:  Weekend 2     
Sept 16-17 Weekend 1   Sept 23-24: Weekend 2

  • Introductory classroom session Thursdays 7pm-9pm

  • On the water instruction Saturdays and Sundays 9am-4pm on two successive weekends

  • Two hour exam prep and written exam at a time determined by class consensus

Option 2 Four Successive Saturdays or Sundays — Register Now!

June 3:  Day 1         June 10: Day 2          June 17:    Day 3     June 24:    Day 4
June 4:   Day 1        June 11: Day 2          June 18:    Day 3     June 25:    Day 4
July 22:  Day 1        July 29:  Day 2           August 12: Day 3    August 19: Day 4
July 23:  Day 1        July 30:  Day 2           August 13: Day 3    August 20: Day 4

  • Introductory classroom session Thursdays 7pm-9pm

  • On the water instruction 9am-4pm on four successive Saturdays

  • Two hour exam prep and written exam at a time determined by class consensus

Option 3 Five Successive WeekdaysRegister Now!

June 5-9 | June 12-16 | July 10-14 | July 17-21

In this option, the course is presented on five successive weekdays beginning Mondays at 9am and concluding with
an exam on Friday.

Additional Instruction

DCYC Sailing Practice Sessions

Skipper the sailboat GAZELLE as you put her through her paces and gain practice and experience in sailboat handling. You will be accompanied by one of our CYA certified instructors who will act as crew and mentor.

This is an exceptional opportunity to enhance your sailing abilities. Session dates are by arrangement with the DCYC and tuition for this 2 hour course is $59. Email ltsatdcyc@gmail.com to book.

DCYC Spinnaker Handling Sessions

With uphauls, downhauls, guys and sheets, spinnakers are one of the most complex sails to handle but for real downwind performance, they’re a sail you need to be able to manage with skill and confidence.

A spinnaker handling session taught by one of our CYA certified instructors is a great opportunity to broaden your sailing expertise and teach you how to achieve greatly enhanced sailboat performance. Session dates are by arrangement with the DCYC and tuition for this 4 hour course is $119. Email ltsatdcyc@gmail.com to book.

DCYC Sailboat Racing - Strategy and Tactics

One of the most fun and exciting things you can do in a sailboat is to race against somebody else - and win! And one of the best ways to improve your racing skills is by booking a one day DCYC sailboat racing course. You’ll learn all about racing rules, rounding the marks, making the most of every gust and much, much more. This is an entre to years of fun on the water and perhaps a shelf full of trophies! Session dates are by arrangement with the DCYC and tuition for this 7 hour course is $189 for one-on-one, and $299 for two students. Email ltsatdcyc@gmail.com to book.

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Deep Cove Yacht Club
4420 Gallant Ave.
North Vancouver, B.C.
Tel: 604 929 1009
V7G 1L2
Fax: 604 924 3270
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