Dinghy Sailing for Kids 6 to 14 and Adults

Year Round: Youth and Adult Dinghy Sailing at Mariners Village Dock Sooke BC. Sunday at 11AM all year (we don't sail if it is too windy)

Year Round: Youth and Adult We have a 16ft M-Scow, a few Pirates, a laser and a Laser II sailing most Sundays. This is for the older Youth (14 and up) and Adults. You can also learn to sail and cruise on a 32ft Aloha.

Give us a call at 778-425-4030 or

Register online at https://sookesailing.checklick.com


Next years Summer Sailing in Sooke for kids 7 to 14. Best to check back next May. Or sign up with us at Oak Bay Rec for the rest of this summer.

If you need financial assistance for your kids to be involved follow directions here closely. We work with Kidsport Victoria to help you get funding for the program but you must follow the steps on the form. Even if you are going to apply online, get the info needed together first. To download the 2018 Kidsport Victoria form click here.

Your kids can, have fun, and learn to sail right at your doorstep!

Children will learn the basics of sailing and then work on those skills in a unique environment focusing on fun and boating safety. Launching, docking, steering, balancing, and propulsion are just some of the activities covered both on and off the water.

Seven-foot Optimist sailboats will be used in the program. By the end of the course, students will be able to safely sail on their own! In addition to these skills, the program develops confidence and leadership in its participants.

No experience is necessary and you don't have to be a member.

Professionally trained and Sail Canada Certified coaches will ensure every experience is a positive one.

There are three levels taught. Click below for a detailed description of topics covered in our course.

BC Sailing has developed three course curriculums or "levels" which students work toward achieving during their sailing course. No matter what level of sailing ability the student is at, even if they've never set foot in a boat their entire lives, students will have fun learning to sail at a level that is comfortably suited to their age and abilities. Students who already have sailing experience or have taken a MOSS course before (even 2 or 3 of them) will continue to be challenged as they work toward progressing through the levels.

Below are brief descriptions of the three curriculums used. As students learn their new skills, they achieve a stamp on their report card indicating their ability to demonstrate them. When they are ready, students will progress onto the next level. Many students will spend more than one week at their assigned level while others may finish and begin working toward their next one in less time. This competency-based education and training system allows students to learn at their own individual pace. Typically, first time sailors are initially assigned to Opti Level 1, while much younger students (for example ages 6 - 7) are assigned to Wet Feet. However, all students will learn in the same class no matter what level they are at.

Wet Feet Description Report Card
Opti Level 1 Description Report Card
Opti Level 2 Description

Report Card

For info call or email

Sooke Sailing Association

2098 Solent Rd N, Sooke BC V9Z0Z1



One Week Program Location

Class starts at 9:00 AM sharp at Coopers Cove (by the Stickleback Restaurant) in the Parking lot and pick up is 3:30 PM.

RUSH ADVENTURES (Stickleback Eatery)

5449 Sooke Rd, Sooke BC V9Z 0C8

If you have any problems call or email us as we have some printed registration forms available for pickup in Sooke.

If you know of a child or family that would benefit from a discount let us know. Also if you are able to donate to help less fortunate kids please let us know. Contact us by email or phone and let us know if you want to remain anonymous.

If you have registered your kids for the sailing school thank you so much. If not, there is still time but with the articles in the Sooke News Mirror The Sooke Voice with more to come in other papers we hope to fill up soon.

The Sooke Sailing Association offers a yearly program that includes a one week intensive sailing school for $265.50 (see above). For an additional $400 we continue on with skills training and practice weekly on evenings or weekends year round for a approx. 8 weeks during the year. We also participate in Sailing Regatta's year round at extra cost to the sailors. The age group for this program is 6 to 14 years old.

We are reaching out to another group of Youth this year that are 14 to Adult. The fees are the same as above and has much the same structure. The older youth sail 2 person dinghies like Laser II and Pirates instead of the one person Optimist Sailing Dinghy for the younger ones.

Dinghy Sailing

What is CANSail? Click the link for an explanation.

Dates for 2018 6 to 14 years old Optimist Dinghy Sailing Program

Date: July 9 to 13 2018 beginner to advanced levels For age 6 to 14. $262.50

Date: July 16 to 20 2018 beginner to advanced levels For age 6 to 14. $262.50

We will be at Coopers Cove again this year for the Optimist Program.

July 2 to 6 2018 CANSail Levels Wetfeet to 4 training in Sooke at Mariners Village. For age 14 and up in two person Dinghies! $262.50