Sailing at RLWYC

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

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.

The Learn to Sail Program

The Learn to Sail Program offers sailing instruction for 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 certification program.

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, O’Pen Bic and more.


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Race Team Program

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


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Club Races – Wednesday races, Weekend series and the Richardson Regatta

The Club Races are for sailors young and old who want to test their skills in competition. Each week, the club hosts Wednesday races to give younger sailors practice time in a casual and fun race setting. On the weekends, we run Club Races with both an open fleet and scows fleet for some an exciting competition and good-hearted rivalries.  The event of the summer is the Richardson Regatta, generally held in late July and attracts sailors from all over Northwestern Ontario and Manitoba.


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