Sailing School Training Boats
When it comes to our fleet of training boats, we have boats that are suitable for sailors of all ages and skill levels.
The Optimist is a tried and true boat for kids. It can be sailed as a one-or two-person boat. Not only is it the perfect boat for beginners, but it has the largest youth racing class in the world.
This boat is best fit for younger sailors ages 7-12 years old. It also has a MAXIMUM height of 64in or 165cm and a MAXIMUM weight of 100 lbs or 45kg per sailor.
2023 OPTIMIST courses:
OPTIMIST Introduction to Sailing
OPTIMIST CANSail 1-2 : Pre-requisite: Introduction to Sailing
OPTIMIST CANSail 3-4 : Pre-requisite: CANSail 2
OPTIMIST Learn to Race : Pre-requisite: CANSail 2
RS FEVA (Feva)
The Feva is the world’s leading double-handed sailboat for youth. It is a two-person boat that's great for beginners and also has a healthy racing fleet in the lower mainland.
This boat is best fit for older youth sailors ages 11-16 years old. It has a MINIMUM height of 55in or 140cm and a MINIMUM weight of 80lbs or 36kg per sailor.
2023 RS FEVA courses:
RS FEVA Introduction to Sailing
RS FEVA CANSail 1-2 : Pre-requisite: Introduction to Sailing
RS FEVA CANSail 3-4 : Pre-requisite: CANSail 2
RS FEVA Learn to Race : Pre-requisite: CANSail 2
The Laser is a widely used class of single-handed, one-design sailboats, with different size rigs to accommodate older youth to adult sailors. It has been an Olympic-class boat since 1996.
2023 LASER courses:
LASER CANSail CANSail 3-4 : Pre-requisite: CANSail 2
LASER Learn to Race : Pre-requisite: CANSail 2
The 420 is a comfortable and stable learning boat for adults and teens. They can also be raced with a spinnaker & trapeze for more advanced sailors.
2023 C420 courses (Adult Lessons only):
ADULT Introduction to Sailing: No previous experience is required
ADULT CANSail 1-2: No previous experience required
ADULT CANSail 3-4 : Pre-requisite: CANSail 2