Sailing Lessons

The most fun you will have this summer! We have been running sailing programs for over 20 years with certified instructors that are energetic and knowledgeable. We have a wide variety of programs to suit all ages and skill levels. We operate under the Canadian Yachting Association (CYA) CANSail to offer the following programming:

VYBC Optimist Sailing Program

Optimist Sailing Program
For Youth Aged 7-13

The tried and true "Opti" program is where many a great sailor started. Surely there is no better way to get the basic concepts and feel the joy of sailing for the first time. Lessons are offered most weeks in July and August, consult the events calendar for more details.

VYBC Windsurfing Clinics

Windsurfing Clinics

If dingy sailing isn't your thing then windsurfing will be! If you have never felt the the exhilaration of gliding over the water on a windsurfer then sign up for a clinic, it's easier than you think.
Sail Manitoba facilitates certified windsurfing lessons at the Victoria Beach Yacht Club. For more information on course dates or to register, please visit:


Race Camp

Are you interested in learning how to race sail boats? The VBYC is hosting two introduction race camps for intermediate sailors, led by a member of Team Manitoba. Whether you would like to race at the club or strive to sail for Team Manitoba, these camps are a fantastic introduction to the world of sail boat racing! The camp schedules includes advanced rigging, start line, course awareness, mark rounding, games and practice racing. Age 8-13 MORE INFO CLICK HERE

VYBC CANSail Program

CANSail Program
Ages 14 & Up

Learn the basics or hone your skills and sail larger dinghies such as the Laser and Laser II, learn sailing tactics through to racing fundamentals by completing CANSail stages 1 -6. Lessons are offered most weeks in July and August, consult the events calendar for more details.

VYBC Junior Racing

Junior Racing

The VBYC is excited to continue to offer junior racing at the club at 9am on Saturdays and Sundays in July and August. Club boats and equipment will be provided to any club members and sailing school students who want to give racing a try. CYA certified coaches will supervise and instruct the race courses and best of all it's free of cost. Racing is the best way to learn how to sail. This is a great opportunity, give it a shot! For more information and registration please contact Ryan Van Berkel:

Opti downwind

The VBYC operates under the CYA unbrella of CANSail programs:

The CANSail Program:

  • Wet Feet
    • Programming specific to ages 5-8 years, in an Optimist Dinghy. Active Start stage of the Long Term Sailor Development (LTSD).
  • CANSail 1 & 2
    • Fundamental skill aquisition in any type of boat (single / double handed). Fundamental Stage of the LTSD.
  • CANSail 3 & 4
    • Applied skill acquisition in any type of boat (single / double handed). Learn to Sail Fast stage of the LTSD.
  • CanSail 5 & 6
    • Applied skill consolidation in any type of boat (single / double handed). Learn to Train stage of the LTSD.

To Register and Pay for VBYC Sailing School Programs

To Register for Race Camp

For more information about CANsail