Learn to Sail at SOSA this summer!

* Due to great interest in the Adult Evening Learn to Sail course, we have added another session. Wednesday evenings, starting July 10, for 7 Wednesdays from 5-8pm.

* Sunday drop in sailing lessons will be starting July 14, 11am - 3pm. Any members or students in Learn to Sail programs, interested in learning to race, Cansail certified Coaches will be running short race clinic before racing, and on hand to supervise and coach on the water. 12 and under must be accompanied by parent or caregiver. This is not aggressive racing - we just want to offer an opportunity to all sailors to learn a bit more about sailing, and try some new things. Cost is $20 per person, payable on the day. Please email sosalts@gmail.com for more info. No drop in on July 21 due to regatta.

Classes are offered for all ages and all levels of sailing. Learn to sail in our fleet of Bugs, Picos,Lasers and 420's.

Learn to Sail Registration now online.

Open Page NEW 2019

2019 SOSA AGM April 4, 7 pm, Summerland Yacht Club. All members and prospective members welcome! Wine and cheese!

Dinghy Cruising is offered again this year - it is an introduction to sailing for adults who wish to crew and eventually captain a smaller sailboat - you will train in larger dinghys and learn the basics of sailing and safety procedures, but will not be required to capsize and right the boat - as required in Cansail. This will teach you everything you need to know to start sailing. At this time - we do not offer the Sailing and Art full day program as in the past - if we are able to offer this program - it will be posted here when available.


Wetfoot is for the young sailor who has just started out. Children will be sharing the Bugs, the smallest class of sailboat, and accompanied on the water by the coaches for a safe, fun introduction to sailing. If the wind is up - coaches will take the children in small groups on the bigger boats. By the end of the week, the children have learnt the basics of steering and sail handling, and want to come back for more!

Junior Sailing is perfect for the child who has done Wetfoot once or twice, is feeling confident about being on the water, but still needs close supervision to feel totally comfortable sailing. They can sail alone or in a boat with other kids, and try out some other boats. They can learn to capsize in a closely monitored group, and usually end up capsizing just for fun! This is also a suitable class for an older child who does not feel quite ready for the CanSail tests. Junior Sailors is all about sailing and having fun.

CanSail 1 is the introductory course for age 12-adult. Learn to steer, handle sails, capsize, get to know all the parts of a boat - all under the watchful eye of our certified coaches.

We have weekly courses available, and NEW this year - Adult evening course - this will be held 2 days a week for 3 weeks - to give you a better chance to get on the water. - OR - Adult Weekend Course - one full weekend of sailing for busy adults - this will get you started

CanSail 2 is the continuation of the training - learn more advanced skills and boat handling. A full week of sailing will leave you ready to sail on your own.

CanSail 3/4 is an advanced course for the keen sailor. Learn race skills, trapeze, wind and weather skills, and of course - LOTS more sailing!

April 13 - Updated fees coming soon...

Course schedule, application and payments can be found in the right column.