Adult Learn To Sail

rentalsThe Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron offers an introductory sailing course for adults. The course runs five times, as outlined below, and each course consists of six lessons. The lessons are on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, from 6pm to 9pm. The first lesson introduces the boats, terminology, basic manoeuvres and how to get the sails up and down and is conducted on the dock. After that the students will be sailing every evening.

ALTS-B1 May 21 – June 6
ALTS-B2 June 11 – June 27
ALTS-B3 July 2 – July 18
ALTS-B4 July 23 – August 8
ALTS-B5 August 20 – September 5

The lessons take place on J/22 keelboats. These 22’ long boats are stable and dry and take 3-4 people each. They are simple and easy to sail but demonstrate systems found on every other boat. By the end of each course all the students will be able to rig and de-rig the boats, sail upwind and downwind, take the boats on and off a dock and a mooring ball and have a basic understanding of the theory behind how sailboats work.

Registration for all the courses is being handled by Halifax Rec, please see their website. Details and direct links will appear here as soon as they are available. For further information or questions please contact Luke Porter, Race Director. (902) 414-3284 and

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