Adult Lessons

Our adult lessons, taught on either a Keelboat or Dinghy, allow you to learn to sail without owning a boat, receive creative and competent instruction, all while starting to experience a life long sport. We provide suitable course materials for mature students.


Adult Dinghy 2019

$450 per session

Our dinghy lessons are taught to CANSail standards in our Echo and 420 class sailboats. These boats are some of the newest in the club's fleet, and are great to learn in. This course introduces sailors to sailing fundamentals such as balance in a sailboat, basic rigging, steering, points of sail, boat parts, sheeting & the skill set needed to sail a sloop rig boat. From the very basics of sailing right through to high level technical control, we have great equipment for you to learn to sail in.


Dinghy Times and Dates


Session 1:

July 10th, 11th, 12th, 17th, 18th, 19th


Session 2:

August 7th, 8th, 9th, 14th, 15th, 16th


Hours: 6pm-9pm

Adult Keelboat 2019

$660 per session

The BSBC keel-boat lessons are taught aboard our club-owned Shark or Tanzer. Sailors will learn basic cruising skills consistent with the Sail Canada standards, such as boats, sail selection, Crew Overboard procedures, and anchoring. This course will also cover how to cruise safely in familiar water as skipper and crew on a sloop rigged boat  (6-10 meter) with an outboard engine.


Keelboat Times and Dates


Session 1 (Ladies Week):

June 10th-14th



Session 2:

June 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th


Session 3:

June 24th-28th



Session 4:

June 22nd, 23rd, July 6th, 7th


Session 5:

July 15th-19th


Session 6:

July 27th, 28th, August 10th, 11th


Session 7:

August 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th


Session 8:

September 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th


Hours, unless otherwise shown