Registration for all Adult Programs is now open!

Our adult sailing courses offer an introduction to the world of sailing and water sport for those 18+

We provide options for adults in both keelboats and dinghies. All courses follow nationally recognized Sail Canada curriculums. 

Adult courses are an excellent starting point for those interested in getting on the water. Successful completion opens the pathway to Keelboat or Dinghy Membership. Learn more about membership options here.


Basic Cruising

Basic Cruising is an entry level course for beginner sailors. The purpose is to be able to safely sail in familiar waters, as both skipper and crew, in moderate wind and sea conditions. This course will be focused on developing basic sailing skills and will help you gain the knowledge needed to continue your sailing education.

See registration for course offerings and schedules. Classes occur both ashore in a classroom setting, as well as afloat in an RPSA club owned keelboat.

Maritime Radio

This course covers the material required for Radio Operators Certificate Maritime, ROC(M).

ROC(M) is required to use a VHF radio, and is one of the prerequisites for Keelboat Membership.


Discover Sailing

Ages 18+
No Experience Necessary

Discover sailing at RPSA! This two-day group sailing lesson is perfect for individuals ages 18+ who would like to see what sailing is all about.

Participants will learn basic sailing terminology, as well as some introductory helm skills including steering and adjusting sails. Lessons will be run using C420 dinghies.

CANSail Basic (1 & 2)

Ages 18+
No Experience Necessary

This multi-session program is designed for adults with little or no sailing experience. Our Sail Canada certified instructors will deliver a progression of lessons both on-land and on-water, delivering expert knowledge and directed feedback.

The CANSail Program is Sail Canada‚Äôs national Learn-To-Sail curriculum for dinghy sailing. Topics to be covered include knots, points of sail, capsizing, basic helm skills, terminology and much more. Programs will be run using C420 dinghies.

Program Registration

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Fees and Schedules

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Refund Policy

2+ weeks prior to course start date: 80% Refund

Within 2 weeks of course start date: 50% Refund