Adult and Youth (16+) Learn to Sail Programs

Never sailed before and want to try it?  Maybe you sailed years ago and want to get back into the sport?  Or did you recently buy a cottage and it came with a sailboat sitting upside down on the dock?

If so, then you will want to enroll in one of our Adult Learn to Sail Programs this season!

Our Sail Canada certified instructors will teach you all you need to know to be able to handle a  dinghy on your own in light to medium strength winds using KSC’s fleet of easy-to-sail training boats.

Providing over 35 hours of instruction, you’ll get more training than at any other similar program offered in the Ottawa area.

PLUS: the enrollment fee includes a one year membership at KSC, which will let you use the club’s fleet of dinghies any time you want following the completion of the program at no additional cost! If two adults in the same family enroll, the enrollment fee includes a free family membership.

This program teaches to the Sail Canada CanSail Level 1 and 2 standard.  For more information on what you’ll learn, click here.

Course Dates
Course CodeDatesTraining DaysStatus
LTS 1May 12 - June 20Tuesday evenings and Saturday morningsCANCELLED for 2020 due to COVID-19
LTS 2May 14 - June 21Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoonsCANCELLED for 2020 due to COVID-19
LTS 3June 29 - July 4Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday (all day)CANCELLED for 2020 due to COVID-19
LTS 4July 13 - July 17Monday through Friday (all day)CANCELLED for 2020 due to COVID-19
LTS 5July 6 - July 10Monday through Friday (all day)CANCELLED for 2020 due to COVID-19

Class Times:

Evening classes6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturday morning classes9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sunday afternoon classes1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
All-day classes9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Registration Fees:
Single Registration$615 + HSTIncludes one-year KSC membership
Each Additional Registration (same immediate family)$500 + HSTIncludes one-year KSC membership



The Small Print

  • You must provide your own PFDs to participate in the program. A water sport wet suit is highly recommended for those enrolling in the spring session.  You must wear footwear when sailing (no flip flops or crocs).
  • Written training materials produced by Sail Canada are recommended but not required. These are available at a cost of $25 plus HST.  One copy may be shared among students in the same family or group.
  • Cancellation policy: You may cancel and receive a full refund (excluding book purchase) at any time up to the start of the second class of your program.  We regret we cannot offer refunds after that time except in the case of family emergency or serious personal illness or injury in which case refunds will be pro-rated and subject to a $50 cancellation fee.

Questions?  Contact our Training Director at