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Adventure Sailing

The Adventure Sailing Program offers a unique lesson experience focused on the value of seamanship and sailing as a lifelong activity. Open to a variety of ages, this program allows sailors to create their own curriculums based on their shared interests and group goals. Adventure Sailing is ideal for sailors with limited to intermediate sailing experience who prefer a more flexible schedule or do not wish to participate in CANSail levels. The majority of teaching will take place on a Shark keelboat with opportunities to try kayaks, paddle boards, and dinghies when available. [Common trips] include sailing to Cedar Island, Wolfe Island, Garden Island Shipwrecks, and White Mountain Ice-cream. Sailors may participate in multiple Adventure Sailing sessions to build on existing skills or

The Adventure Sailing program is not part of the CANSail curriculum and sailors in this program will not be working towards any CANSail level. However, this course is still instructed by a certified CANSail coach and many of the skills they develop during the session are applicable to the CANSail checklist should they choose to enter a 420 Program afterwards.

Program Length: 1 week
Time: Monday – Friday from 9:00am – 4:00pm
Cost: $ 529.20 ( $ 529.20 for KYC Family Members)
Boat:Sharks, Kayaks, Stand Up Paddle Boards
Requirements: No sailing experience required. Sailors should be able to swim and be comfortable in water.
Notes:The Adventure Sailing program is not part of the CANSail curriculum and sailors in this program will not be working towards any CANSail level.

2023 Sessions
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July 3 July 7 ADVEN1 Full   Add to Waitlist

July 10 July 14 ADVEN2 Limited Spaces Remaining
July 17 July 21 ADVEN3 Limited Spaces Remaining
Session Closed for LYRA Race WeekJuly 24 July 28 ADVEN4 Full   Add to Waitlist

July 31 August 4 ADVEN5 Spaces Available
Not Run Civic Holiday Aug 7 - $50 DiscountAugust 7 August 11 ADVEN6 Spaces Available
August 14 August 18 ADVEN7 Spaces Available
August 21 August 25 ADVEN8 Spaces Available

420 CANSail 1

This is an introductory program that teaches the basics of sailing in a fun and safe environment. Based on Sail Canada’s CANSail curriculum, sailors will learn the fundamental skills of boat-handling, seamanship, and sailing theory while working towards their CANSail 1 level. Coaches use a variety of interactive activities and games to deliver lessons and focus on getting sailors on-water as much as possible to develop confidence quickly. Sailors in this program will participate in exciting KYC traditions such as trips to Cedar Island and White Mountain Ice-Cream.


Progam Length:2 weeks
Time: Monday – Friday from 9:00am – 4:00pm
Cost: $ 986.74 ( $ 986.74 for KYC Family Members)
Boat: 420
Level: CANSail 1
Requirements: No sailing experience required. Sailors should be able to swim and be comfortable in water.
Notes: Sailors will be working on their CANSail checklist but there is no guarantee that they will achieve their level at the end of the session. Sailors are likely to take part in the CANSail 1 program for two or more sessions before moving on to CANSail 3.

2023 Sessions
Start Finish Code Status Add to Cart
July 3 July 14 INTRO1 Spaces Available
Shortened Session for LYRA Race Week - proratedJuly 17 July 21 INTRO2 Spaces Available
Not Run Civic Holiday Aug 7July 31 August 11 INTRO3 Spaces Available
August 14 August 25 INTRO4 Limited Spaces Remaining


420 CANSail 2

The 420 CANSail 2 program expands on the fundamental skills introduced in CANSail 1 and continues to build sailors’ competence and confidence in boat-handling, seamanship, and sailing theory. Based on the CANSail curriculum sailors will work towards their CANSail 2 level, and will learn more about the wind and water they are sailing in and the land they are sailing around. Sailors in this program will participate in exciting KYC traditions such as trips to Cedar Island and White Mountain Ice-Cream.

Progam Length: 2 weeks
Time: Monday – Friday from 9:00am – 4:00pm
Cost: $ 986.74 ( $ 986.74 for KYC Family Members)
Boat: 420)
Level: CANSail 2
Requirements:  Successful completion of the CANSail 1 program including CANSail 1 achievement.
Notes:Sailors will be working on their CANSail checklist but there is no guarantee that they will achieve their level at the end of the session. Sailors are likely to take part in the CANSail 2 program for two or more sessions before moving on to CANSail 3.

2023 Sessions
Start Finish Code Status Add to Cart
July 3 July 14 BASIC1 Limited Spaces Remaining
Shortened Session for LYRA Race Week - proratedJuly 17 July 21 BASIC2 Spaces Available
Not Run Civic Holiday Aug 7July 31 August 11 BASIC3 Limited Spaces Remaining
August 14 August 25 BASIC4 Spaces Available

420 CANSail 3

The CANSail 3 program builds on sailors’ existing skills in all types of conditions to reach a tactical level of proficiency. Sailors will be taught the fundamentals of racing, including racing rules and starts, and will be given the opportunity to participate in the KYC-run Bronze Regattas. Sailors in this program will continue to participate in exciting KYC traditions such as trips to Cedar Island and White Mountain Ice-Cream. Based on the CANSail curriculum, sailors will work to achieve their CANSail 3 level. Due to the difficult course content, the CANSail 3 level requires a minimum of 4 weeks to complete. Sailors may choose between taking a 4-week session or multiple 2-week sessions (Part A and B).

Progam Length: 4 weeks
Time:Monday – Friday from 9:00am – 4:00pm
Boat:  420
Level: CANSail 3
Requirements:Successful completion of the Basic CANSail 2 program including CANSail 2 level achievement.
Notes:.Sailors will be working on their level checklist but there is no guarantee that they will achieve their level at the end of the session. Sailors likely need to take multiple "Part A" sections and multiple "Part B" sections before they are ready to progress to CANSail 4. Part A (the first two weeks of the month) and Part B (the last two weeks of the month) of Intermediate are offered in sequence, however every session is different and curriculum is often delivered in different orders.

Cost: $ 1,973.48 ( $ 1,973.48 for KYC Family Members)

Start Finish Code Status Add to Cart
Shortened Session for LYRA Race Week - proratedJuly 3 July 21 INTER1 Full   Add to Waitlist

Not Run Civic Holiday Monday Aug 7July 31 August 25 INTER2 Full   Add to Waitlist

Part A

Cost: $ 986.74 ( $ 986.74 for KYC Family Members)

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July 3 July 14 INTERA1 Full   Add to Waitlist

Not Run Civic Holiday Monday Aug 7July 31 August 11 INTERA2 Full   Add to Waitlist

Part B

Cost: $ 986.74 ( $ 986.74 for KYC Family Members)

Start Finish Code Status Add to Cart
Shortened Session for LYRA Race Week - ProratedJuly 17 July 21 INTERB1 Limited Spaces Remaining
August 14 August 25 INTERB2 Limited Spaces Remaining

CANSail 4

In CANSail 4, sailors will learn about advanced concepts of racing, are introduced to trapeze and spinnaker, and will continue to refine their skills in varying wind conditions. CANSail 4 may occasionally train with the 420 Learn to Race Team during larger drills or practice races, and will be given the opportunity to participate in the KYC-run Bronze Regattas. Sailors in this program will continue to participate in exciting KYC traditions such as trips to Cedar Island and White Mountain Ice-Cream. Based on the CANSail curriculum, sailors will work to achieve their CANSail 4 level. /p>

Progam Length:  4 weeks
Time:Monday – Friday from 9:00am – 4:00pm
Cost: $ 1,973.48 ( $ 1,973.48 for KYC Family Members)
Boat: 420
Level: CANSail 4
Requirements:Successful completion of the CANSail 3 Intermediate program including CANSail 3 level achievement.
Notes: Sailors will be working on their CANSail checklist but there is no guarantee that they will achieve their level at the end of the session. Sailors are likely to take part in the CANSail 4 program for two or more sessions before moving on to a Learn to Race program.

2023 Sessions
Start Finish Code Status Add to Cart
Shortened Session for LYRA Race Week - ProratedJuly 3 July 21 ADV1 Limited Spaces Remaining
Not Run Civic Holiday Aug 7July 31 August 25 ADV2 Spaces Available

COVID Notice:
Please note that all of our programs are COVID-dependent and are subject to change based on COVID regulations and participant safety. Our first priority this summer is the safety of our sailors, coaching staff, and club members.

The nature of the sport of sailing means that there is potential for close contact between participants and forceful exhalation while sailing. For this reason, proof of full vaccination, or a valid medical exemption, is required for all participants and staff of KYC Learn to Sail programs.

Membership Credit Book:
Full Family members will receive a credit book equal to 15% of paid program fees, which can be used for Food & Beverage, Regalia, and Gas Dock purchases. This replaces the previous membership discount.