Royal Lake of the Woods Yacht Club Learn to Sail Program
WET FEET AM
In this introductory course, new sailors aged 7-10 will learn about water safety, fair play and teamwork in a creative, high-energy environment. For this course, students will sail in Club Prams with a partner as they work on the basics of sailing and participate in fun, on-and-off-the-water games and activities.
WET FEET PM
Afternoon classes are for students aged 9-12 with some sailing experience. This class is for more advanced sailors, who will sail single-handed in Club Prams/Optis with the aim of developing boat-handling skills. Students will learn to steer on all points of sail and maneuver around a triangle course. A myriad of fun activities will focus on basic sailing theory, learning knots and good sportsmanship.
TENNIS / SAILING COMBO
This popular program offers students aged 7-10 with the best of both worlds: the opportunity to learn both tennis and sailing. Starting at 9am and going until noon, participants will do one hour of tennis followed by two hours of sailing. In the sailing portion of this introductory course, sailors will learn about water safety, fair play and teamwork. Students will sail with a partner in Club Prams/Optis as they work on the basics of sailing and participate in fun, on-and-off-the-water games and activities.
Classes are for sailors aged 9-18 who have passed their Royal Emerald or are recommended by a Sailing Instructor/Coach. They will sail single-handed and want to develop boat-handling skills. Students will learn to steer on all points of sail and maneuver around a triangle course. A myriad of fun activities will focus on basic sailing theory, learning knots and good sportsmanship.
Race Team is a fun way for young sailors ages 11- 18, to build a solid sailing and racing foundation. Racing skills will be taught at an age appropriate level to prepare young athletes for regatta competition. Wednesday afternoon races are an integral part of classes, while participation in the Weekend Series of races is strongly encouraged. In addition to weekly coaching, the season will feature participation in the Richardson Regatta (July 28 & 29) and other Sail Manitoba regattas.
ADULT SAILING CLINIC
An adult sailing clinic is offered on Friday afternoons throughout the season. Using the Club’s CL-16, sailors are instructed on the fundamentals of sailing and/or racing, with specific skills dependent on class experience.
Private lessons may be booked with the Head of Sailing, depending on instructor and boat availability.
- Sailors must provide and wear an approved PFD (personal floatation device) and rubber-soled shoes. Sailors should bring a towel, a dry change of clothes, a set of foul weather gear and sunscreen. A wetsuit is recommended in cooler weather.
- Earned Sail Canada Certificates are included in the course fees.
- Course schedules are subject to change. Classes with fewer than four students may be cancelled.
- Wednesday classes end at 3 p.m. to set-up for Wednesday Race Series & Movie Night.
- A mandatory Sail Manitoba membership fee will be added annually to your registration fee, to provide liability and accident insurance.
Questions? Please contact RCsailing@rlwyc.ca