Learn to Sail

Learn to Sail


Learn to Sail Program for 2021

Here are the kid’s sailing programs we are planning* to deliver from the beginning of July to the end of August 2021.

Wet Feet - one week sailing courses for would-be sailors ages 4-7. Here’s where children learn basic boat skills and build confidence in and around boats. There is a strong emphasis on safety and fun.

Opti 1 & 2 - Ages 8-11. Children learn more about the basics of sailing, as well as terminology, water safety and other nautical skills. Courses are one week and students from Opti 1 can progress to higher level learning in Opti 2.

CANSail 1 & 2 - Ages 11-16. In these one week courses sailors learn more about sailing theory, practice on-water skills, and  learn more about safe sailing and seamanship. CanSail 1 is a prerequisite of CanSail 2.

CANSail 3 - An intermediate two week course that introduces sailors to the exciting world of sailboat racing. Sailors learn to integrate fundamental boat handling maneuvers and balance with basic tactics and applied sail trim for maximum performance.

CANSail 4 - Advanced two week sailing course where students build on what they learned in CANSail 3 and  advanced to new levels of boat handling in a variety of conditions.

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 in March to 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


Cancellation Policy (Revised)

All cancellations must be submitted in writing or via email. 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 2020. 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.

Click here for the 2020 Bursary Application Form