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Kitsilano Yacht Club is located at Kits Beach in Vancouver, B.C. All sail training and watersports programs for children and adults are powered by MacSailing Inc. Kitsilano Yacht Club was founded in 1934. KYC is home to active one-design fleets including the Star, 505, Lightning, Martin 242, Melges 24 and ubiquitous Laser classes. It also has active outrigger canoe paddling, kayakers, stand-up paddlers and row boats.

Our programs at KYC include Summer Camps, Stand Up Paddling Lessons, Sailing Lessons, Cruising Courses as well as Private Instruction.


Adult Programs

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Basic Sailing Courses

Basic sailing courses for beginner and intermediate sailors with limited experience. These courses are 12 hours in duration and are taught using our 24ft sailboats. The CANSail curriculum is designed by SailCanada.
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Basic Cruising Courses

This SailCanada designed standard is internationally recognized. Includes topics such as navigation, collision regulations, emergency maneuvers & sailing.
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Youth Programs

Watersports Combo

Combined water sports camp includes sailing, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding. Try all three and have fun. Monday to Friday from 9am-4pm
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Lifeguarding/Sailing Combo

Jr. Lifeguard Camps (by Vancouver Lifeguard Association)  in the mornings & Watersports Camps (by MacSailing) in the afternoons! This course takes place at the Kitsilano Yacht Club.
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Junior Cruiser

The goal for this course is to give students a basic understanding of cruising and the elements involved.
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