Adult Programs 2017

Registration coming soon…

2017 Adult Learn to Sail Programs Schedule

Private Lessons available upon request

You must be a member to join the Adult Program Lessons or Clinics. Our Adult Learn to Sail program follows the Sail Canada curriculum. See our Membership web page for more information & pricing on membership.  

Basic Membership starts at $20.00



Fee in $
Intro to Sailing
• Monday & Tuesday Nights
• 2 sessions – 5 pm to 9:00 pm
• An introduction to Sailing following the CanSail 1 curriculum.
• Complete the course in 2 sessions and go sailing with us.
• No experience required
May 29, 30
June 5, 6
 June 12, 13
June 19, 20
June 26, 27
July 3, 4
 July 10, 11
July 17, 18
 July 24, 25
July 31, Aug 1
 Aug 7, 8
Aug 14, 15
Aug 21, 22
Aug 28, 29
Sept 4, 5
Sept 11, 12
Intro to Sailing
• Weekend Course
• 2 sessions, 12:00pm to 4:00pm
• An introduction to sailing
• Complete the course in 2 sessions and go sailing with us.
• No experience required
July 1, 2
July 8, 9
July 29, 30
Aug 5, 6
CanSail II
•  Monday Nights
•  4 sessions, 5:00pm to 9:00pm
• More advanced Sailing skills
Pre-requisite: CanSail I or equivalent
July 4, 11, 18, 25 270
Aug 8, 15, 22, 29
CANSail II  
•  Monday & Tuesday Nights
•  4 sessions,  5:00pm to 9:00pm
June 27, 28, July 4, 5 270
July 11, 12, 18, 19
July 25, 26, August 1, 2
Aug 8, 9 , 15, 16
Aug 22, 23, 29, 30
Sept 5, 6, 12, 13
1 day Refresher Course
•  This is clinic for sailors who have been away from dinghy sailing for a while or for those who simply want to improve their skills.
May 30, June 13, 27, July 4, 11, 25, August 1, 8, 22, Sept 5 80
1 day Members Clinics
 Members Only, Advanced Sailing Skills Clinics. These clinics are for sailors who have completed an introductory course or clinic and can sail at a CANsail 1/2 level.
Tuesdays :June 7th , June 14th, July 5th, July 19th, August 9th and August 23rd. Free for Season Pass, $20 for Basic/Racing Members
Private Lessons
• tailored to your goals maximum 4 students.
•  To book a Private Call 604 229 2291 or  Email:
Available from
May 15th – Oct 1st
Basic membership required
2hr 150
3hr 225
4hr 300

Registration open soon

Refresher Course

We also offer a refresher course to dust off your sailing skills.This is designed for sailors with previous dinghy skills and experience who have been away from the sport for a while, or who want to improve their existing dinghy skills with the help of a dedicated instructor. This course is not designed for sailors with keel boat experience. If you have varied experience and are unsure which course to take please give our office a call and we would be happy to assist you.

Time: 5:00-9:00 pm. Maximum class size is 8 students. 

Members Clinics

Advanced Sailing Skills Clinics for Members Only. Season Pass Members: Free, Basic/Racing Members: $15

The members clinics will cover the following:

  • Race Starts
  • Laser Sailing
  • Tactics
  • Boat handling skills
  • Advanced Rigging
  • Mark Roundings
  • Video Analysis

TIME: Thursdays from 5:30-8pm
( June 7th, June 14th, July 5th, July 19th, August 9th and August 23rd)

REGISTER: Contact the WSA Office at 604 229 2291 or email for any inquiries regarding the members clinics.


Learn the basics of sailing with experienced instructors; The course will cover terminology, points of sail, knots, rigging, sail trim, tacking, gybing & boating safety including righting a capsized boat.Monday nights course or weekend course, minimum 15 hours of instruction. Sail Canada CAN Sail I certification is possible upon successful demonstration of skills. The CanSail level is a nationwide standardized certification system.

Click here for the CanSail I skills checklist 


Building on the skills learned in CAN Sail I, at the end of the course the student will be able to skipper his own boat with confidence.
CAN Sail II will cover the following.

  • Mark roundings
  • Advanced sail trim
  • Boat Balance and Body positioning
  • Stop and accelerate.
  • Righting a turtled boat.
  • Buidling confidence and independance.

CanSail II certification is possible upon successful demonstration of skills.

Click here for the CanSail II skills checklist 


Private Lessons

Private lessons tailored to you are available by request.  This is a perfect option if you would like to learn with a friend or with your family. Maximum of 4 students.


  • 2 hour private Lesson $150
  • 3 hour private Lesson $225
  • 4 hour private Lesson $300

What to Bring

Students should bring the following items to the course every day:

1. Water and snack.  There is no food on site.
2. Hat & Sunglasses
3. Sunscreen
4. Towel
5. Change of Clothes
6. Old sneakers or water shoes.  Shoes must have a closed toe and heel.   Flip flops are not allowed!
7. Bathing suit
8. Wind Breaker or waterproof jacket
9.  Clothes appropriate for the weather of the day


Registration coming soon


For more information on any of our courses, please contact the WSA office directly.


Whistler Sailing Association
6468 Balsam Way
Whistler, BC, V0N 1B6

604 229-2291