Adult Programs 2018

2018 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

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Members Clinics

Advanced Sailing Skills Clinics for Members Only. Season Pass Members: Free, Racing Members: $20, Storage Members $20. 

The members clinics will cover the following:

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

TIME: Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30pm (see table above for dates)
REGISTER: Contact the WSA Office at 604 229 2291 or email for any inquiries regarding the members clinics.

Sailing 101 Introduction to Sailing

Always wanted to learn how to sail? This is the course for you. Learn the basics of sailing with an experienced instructor; The course will cover terminology, points of sail, knots, rigging, sail trim, tacking, & boating safety including righting a capsized boat. Monday nights course or weekend course. 7 hours of instruction. Come ready to sail! The majority of the course time will be spent on the water.

Sailing 201 Intermediate Sailing

The next level in the progression. Get more confidence with more advanced manœuvres and skills such as gybying, stopping , accelerating and docking.

CAN Sail I certification is possible upon successful demonstration of skills. The CanSail level system is a nationwide standardized certification system.
Click here to learn more about CanSail:  CANSail 1 to 6 Certification System.

Click here for the CanSail I skills checklist 


Sailing 202 Advanced Sailing

Building on the skills learned in CAN Sail I ( Sailing 101 and 201), 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.
  • Building confidence and independence.

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.


  • 1 hour private Lesson and 1 hour Rental $150
  • 2 hour private Lesson $200
  • 3 hour private Lesson $250

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


Click here to view our 2018 Adult Waiver.

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