Learn to Sail

Learn to Sail


NEW 2021 Race Team Practice Sessions

Race team practice offers sailors who are taking or have taken CANSail 3 or 4, the opportunity to practice and perfect higher level sailing skills. Racing techniques and how to fly a spinnaker are new skills sailors will learn.

Race team practice will be held Wednesday's from 4:15 to 6:30 pm.

Race team schedule:

  • - Wednesday, August 11  
  • - Wednesday, August 18
  • - Wednesday, August 25

Learn to Sail Program for 2021

We are planning to open 2021 LTS registration on February 20th. If the success of last year's program is anything to go by, spaces will go quickly so please plan to register as soon as you can!

The COVID-19 pandemic is still with us unfortunately, but we intend to maintain the same course capacity we managed last year. We are planning courses based on one sailor per boat but we will allow boats to be shared by two sailors if they are in the same social bubble or are members of the same family.

We have some more good news. We have ordered four new Zest sailing dinghies for the program to replace some of the older boats in the fleet. Zests are roomier, faster and more fun to sail than the older boats they replace and are a good complement to the Fevas we added to the fleet in previous years.

About Our LTS Program

The Deep Cove Yacht Club is a non-profit organization offering internationally recognized learn to sail programs designed by Sail Canada and BC Sailing. We have been offering sailing courses to children in the community for over 25 years! Our emphasis is competence at sea taught in a safe, fun, environment.

All of our instructors are certified and our fleet of sailing dinghies includes Fevas, 420s, Lasers, Pirates, Optimists and Oppis.

Our LTS courses comply fully with Ministry of Health rules and guidelines designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infections and keep our sailors and coaches safe and healthy.

We will post a course schedule in February and open registrations February 20th 2021 at 12:00 a.m. so please watch this page! LTS courses are very popular and spaces go quickly!

*We may or may not be able to offer all of these courses starting July 2021 depending on Ministry of Health rulings, and public demand. We do undertake to deliver as many programs as we can as we do every year, and to keep you informed as to what programs we can and cannot deliver.

Questions? please e-mail ltsatdcyc@gmail.com


2021 COVID Protocols



Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be submitted in writing or via email to ltsatdcyc@gmail.com. Refund amount will vary depending on when the cancellation is received. Note there is an administration fee charged for cancellations.

  • Cancellations received 14 days prior to the course start: 90% refund, 10% admin fee
  • Cancellations received 8-13 days prior to the course start: 70% refund, 30% admin fee
  • Cancellation received 7 or fewer days prior to the course start - No Refund


You will receive an onscreen confirmation page after you complete your online registration; this is also your payment receipt. Please bring a copy of your registration confirmation on the day of the event.

Financial Assistance Available
A few years ago we set up a bursary fund to help financially disadvantaged children to participate in the Summer Kids program. This program will continue in 2021. We can subsidize a portion, but not all, of the fees in the belief that each student should contribute something towards this very exciting summer experience. For more information please contact our Learn to Sail Director Chris Seed.

2021 LTS Bursary Application Form