CYC Adult Learn to Sail





CYC’s Adult Sailing Program is designed for adults who have little or no knowledge about sailing to more experienced sailors looking to get more time on the water. This program will focus on teaching students everything that they will need to know to go sailing on their own, buy their own boat, race more competitively in a different boat or crew on one of our member’s racing sailboats.

Rigging, sail theory, crew positions, knot tying, and teamwork are just some of the topics covered in this course. The courses combine classroom instruction with on-the-water practice. All classes are designed to build skills and confidence in a safe and encouraging environment.

They are also chance to meet new friends, make sailing connections, and learn skills that will keep you safe and comfortable on a boat for the rest of your life.


Adult Learn to Sail

The course is held in Flying Scott boats, and students in this course will experience both skippering and crewing in the double/triple handed (read: two to three person) boats, learning through both classroom lecture and on the-water sailing drills. The course is useful to both brand new sailors, as well as big boat sailors looking to broaden their sailing experience and knowledge in a ‘tippy-ish’ boat.

In the Beginner Class, students will learn rigging and basic boat handling (maneuvering, sail trim and recovery), simple course sailing, seamanship and rules of the road. The course is designed as a way for new sailors to learn at a comfortable pace with expert instruction in a team-oriented environment. Sailors will be paired with other students in our boats. By the end of the session, all students shouldl be able to rig (set up), launch, sail get away from the dock, sail anywhere on the lake, retrieve and derig their boats successfully.

  • Time: 1pm- 4pm
  • Dates: July 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

  • Price:  $100 Members ($150 for non-members if space allows)



Women’s Sailing


This is a half day program designed for a female only group! #saillikeagirl The curriculum will be based on a learn to sail/ further develop your sailing skills on shore and on the water in our Flying Scotts (3-4 person boat) or C420 class. Please note that this course will run on Tuesday- Thursday afternoons for each session.  


  • Time: 1:00pm- 4:00pm
  • Dates: 
    • Session 1: June 19th- 21st
    • Session 2: July 17th- 19th
    • Session 3: July 31st- August 2nd
  • Cost: $75 Members ($125 Non Members if space allows)



Sip n Sail
This adventure is geared towards our adults who have gone through the charter program (please speak with Katrina for more details) and are looking to get out for some fun sailing (and sipping) on Friday nights. This can be sailed in any of our club owned boats (C420, Flying Scott, Laser, Sunfish, Optimist if you dare!) More information to come but please email Katrina if you are interested in participating in this fun night out.
  • Time: 5:30pm- 7pm
  • Friday, June 15th, June 29th, July 13th, 27th, August 10th & 24th




Adult Intermediate Sailing

Details and programming schedule to come (Fall 2018)

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