Adult Programs 2021

2021 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

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 

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 family member. Price includes 2 participants.  


  • 2 hour private Lesson $220
  • 3 hour private Lesson $270
  • Extra participants – add $50 per participant up to a maximum of 4.  

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

*All participants will need to sign a 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