FAQ

Some Questions You May Ask

How does KSC work?
How do I join KSC?
What does it cost?
How can I pay for my membership?
Can children join KSC?
What if I already know how to sail?
What if I’ve never sailed before?

How does KSC work?
The KSC is a non-profit club that counts on the participation of its members for successful operation.
Besides their membership fees, members are expected to participate any way they can on both launch day and closing day.
In addition, members must donate one day of service at the club (a “Duty Day”), usually on a weekend during the season.
Members are encouraged, on a purely voluntary basis, to contribute any time and skills they have to help with the successful operation of the club.

How do I join KSC?
Refer to the “Membership” section of the website to view and download membership forms.

What does it cost?
All members pay an annual membership fee, which depends on type of membership:

  • Family
  • Single
  • Student
  • Social

For current membership rates, please refer to the ‘membership‘ section of the website.

All members who sail at KSC must be Canadian Yachting Association certified to CanSail Level 2 (White Sail level 3).
KSC provides this training course on evenings and weekends from May through June for a reasonable one time fee, as well as through a one-week session in July.
For current training rates, refer to the ‘Training‘ section of the website.

How can I pay for my membership?
Membership and training fees may be paid by personal credit card, e-transfer, cheque, cash, or money order.

Can children join KSC?
Children are welcome at KSC as part of a family membership. The club provides sailing training to adults and children. You can find the information for adults here and children here. Kids are always welcome to sail with certified members at any time.

What if I already know how to sail?
New members with previous sailing experience must perform a one-time sailing competency checkout with a qualified instructor or experienced member, after which they have full access to the facilities and equipment at all times.

What if I’ve never sailed before?
KSC offers reasonably priced sailing instruction by certified trainers in the early part of the season and again in July. Members will be qualified to CanSail Level 2 upon completion of the 6 week course. Upon successful completion of the course, members have full access to the facilities and equipment at all times.