The RLWYC Sailing Program has something for everyone.  From seasoned racers to young beginners, there are many opportunities for every sailor.

The Learn to Sail Program

The Learn to Sail Program offers sailing instruction children of all ages. The program includes courses for complete beginners to budding racers. All courses are taught by Sail Canada certified instructors using the CANSail Dinghy program.

CANSail is designed to be a set of progressive learn to sail standards focused on providing sailors with a solid foundation of core skills.  It allows sailors to learn and progress in any type of boat and consolidates key skills and solid experiences before adding complex skills. (source:

The CANSail approach allows each sailor to practice core sailing skills in a fun, safe learning environment at the right stage of his/her development.  This is the foundation for sailing as a life sport. Our Club’s fleet offers a variety of sailboat opportunities to our sailors including Prams, Optimists, Lasers, RS Fevas, CL-16s and more.

Sailing at the RLWYC falls under the jurisdiction of Sail Manitoba.  Founded in 1965, Sail Manitoba’s aim is to foster an excellent and vibrant sailing community among its nearly 20 member clubs.  All sailors in the RLWYC programme must pay an annual membership fee to Sail Manitoba, which provides comprehensive liability coverage and accident insurance.  This fee is in addition to lesson prices.

Race Team Program

The Race Team Program (Team Core) prepares sailors for the challenges and rewards of regatta competition, while promoting camaraderie and good sportsmanship. Students of all ages are welcome to join Team Core.  Sign up by the week or for the entire summer season.

Club Races

The Club Races are for sailors young and old who want to test their skills in competition. The growing fleet of scows has brought new energy to this series in recent years and it has become an exciting forum for spirited competition and good-hearted rivalries.  Club races run most weekends throughout the summer, highlighted by the annual Richardson Regatta.  In addition, younger sailors have the opportunity to race in the Wednesday Series of races.

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