Nanaimo Yacht Club offers summer sailing camps for ages 5 through 18 from June to the end of August every year, as well as race team training from May to September and adult courses on weekends from the spring.

All of our dinghy courses and camps are in line with the CANSail dinghy training syllabus and taught by CANSail registered instructors.

Which class to choose?

Summer Camps - 

  1. Opti WetFeet Age 5 & 6. A half day program for new sailors and kids wanting to spend 3 hours getting used to being in boats and around the water; running in 2019 in all weeks without a stat day. (5 day weeks).

  2. Age group splitting. Tell us the age of the student and the week you'll want and we'll place them in the right boat. We use the following boats, Optimist, Topper Taz & Topaz and 420 dinghies. Each boat gets progressively larger and quicker so we match each individual with the best suited boat for them.

  3. Exceptions - Any sailor who has achieved a level 3 certification may be moved up to a bigger dinghy however we'll keep friends in the same class.


We also run private lessons for family groups and friends.


Joining one of our sailing classes you’ll be sure to have a great fun learning experience in a stunning environment. All of our CanSail courses are run by Sail Canada certified instructors so you can be sure in the knowledge that safety is a key part of our programs.

Optimist Dinghy Ages 5 -12
420 Dinghy ages 13 & Up

400 Newcastle Ave. Nanaimo, BC

T: 250-754-7011

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