Adult/Family Learn to Sail Program

IMG00124-20110831-1836Thank you for visiting this page.  Registration for the 2019 Learn to Sail (LTS) Program is now closed.  Please check back mid- to end of April 2020 when Registration will open for the next AYC LTS Program.  

Learn to sail on the beautiful Northwest Arm in AYC’s unique Adult/Family Learn to Sail (LTS) Program.  The sail training area visible from the Club offers what may be the best sail training conditions in sheltered waters in Atlantic Canada.

AYC’s family-friendly program is intended for adults (18+ years of age) and young families (youth 11+ years of age may participate when accompanied by an adult) who want to learn how to sail.  Open to both AYC Members and Non Members, the AYC program offers an experienced instructor, loads of fun and lots of outdoor time.

The AYC program is unique in that it offers complete scheduling flexibility.  You register and pay for ten (10) lessons – and YOU create your own program schedule!  Select one of the “Intro” sessions as your first lesson, and then choose the remaining nine (9) “Open” sessions from any the dates shown on the program calendar (see below).  Plus, you’re not locked into those dates.  The AYC program permits you to change any of the dates you originally selected to any of the other lesson dates within the same year you registered (pending space availability), at any time and for any reason!

The AYC program uses Solings (27 foot keel boats), as well as smaller dinghies.  So you can sail by yourself, or in the bigger boats with fellow participants.  The program will introduce basic sailing skills and, depending on the interest of participants, more advanced technical skills and also cover racing roles of both skipper and crew.  Our focus is sailing “on the water”, as well as theory and on-land activities (knots, rigging, safety, etc.)  Participants will enjoy quality instruction by an experienced instructor; however, this program will not provide certification to the participants.

Life jacket (DOT approved PFD), soft soled non marking shoes, a notebook and pencil are required.

2019 Registration Fees* for ten (10) lessons:

Members:           $300. + HST = $345.

Non-Members: $400. + HST = $460.  Discount, when you purchase two registrations (same family) $350. for each registration + HST = $805.
Become a Social Member (you don’t have to own a boat to become a member) and enjoy the member rate for the Learn to Sail Program.  To find out how to become a member, visit the ’Join AYC’ section of this web site

Click here to view the Calendar of 2019 LTS Program Dates

Once the dates showing on the calendar are filled, additional dates will be added. If you are interested but the dates showing on the calendar are not suitable for you, please contact the AYC Office so we can let you know if additional dates become available.

Classes are held 6:00 – 9:00 PM on weekdays, and 1:00 – 4:00 PM on Sundays.

Complete and submit a registration form, along with payment, to the AYC Office.  Payment is required when registration is submitted.  Click here to download a 2019 LTS Registration Form

Refund policy:
A $25 administration fee will be charged if you cancel your registration at least 2 weeks prior to your first scheduled session.  Once your lessons have commenced there is no refund of the registration fee or carryover for lessons that remain unused at the end of the sail training program dates for that year, except in exceptional circumstances.

Click here to view the 2019 LTS Program Brochure

Contact:  AYC Office (902) 477-4617, Ext. 1;