Adult Sailing Classes

Would you like to learn to sail a keelboat this summer?  

Adult Learn to Sail students sailing a Shark Keelboat

For those in search of adventure or a new skill, KYC offers evening and weekend Adult Learn to Sail courses right in the heart of historic downtown Kingston. Participants will learn the fundamentals of sailing on a C&C 24, Tanzer 26, or Shark 24 keelboat with a qualified instructor on board. No previous sailing experience is required, and everyone is welcome to sign up! If weather prevents sailing, topics are taught ashore. Lessons are taught with a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 3 participants.

PROGRAM LENGTH: 5 weeknights (5:30pm - 8:30pm) or 3 weekend days (10:00am - 4:00pm)

PROGRAM COST: $788 + HST and Sail Canada fee per participant (full members will receive a credit equal to 15% of paid fees to be used towards future club purchases)


  • Mask (sailing buffs do not count as maks)
  • Canadian Coast Guard approved lifejacket
  • Closed-toed shoes and athletic clothing for easy movement
  • Pleasure Craft Operator Card*

*Operating an outboard motor is part of the course. Students need to have the Pleasure Craft Operator Card required by Transport Canada. An on-line course is available

If you are interested in joining one of our 2023 ALTS lessons please fill out the ALTS google form. Session dates will be confirmed in May and you will receive an email prior to registration opening.

*2023 ALTS Course Info Coming Soon*

Do you have kids who would like sailing as well?

 Two kids sailing a dinghy sailboat Check out our Summer Sailing Camps and Race Team Programs! We offer a range of sailing programs for sailors ages 5 - 18 years old, all taught by Sail Canada certified instructors!