Advance your skills, meet new friends, and get a head start on summer sailing. The Rocky Point Race Team develops young sailors into confident and capable youth racers. 

The Rocky Point Race Team is specially tailored for young sailors who want to spend more time on the water, hone their skills in all conditions, and learn how to sail fast. Dedicated, long-term coaches work with sailors to develop advanced boat handling skills, racing tactics, and sailing strategy. Race Team options are available for a range of experience levels and age ranges.

All race team practices take place at Rocky Point. Race Team members will have to opportunity to attend regattas hosted lower mainland and around southern BC. Program costs do not include sailor travel and accommodation costs, or regatta registration fees.

Optimist After-School Program

Ages: 8 to 12
Prerequisite: Opti-Bronze, Learn-to-Race, or CANSail 2

Gain tons of on-water experience this spring! The Opti After-School program is ideal for active youth, ages 8 to 12, who want to level up their sailing skills. Sailors will develop the skills to sail Optimist Dinghy in all sorts of wind and wave conditions, and will refine their motor skills and movements in the boat. Sailors will learn how to compete in races, all while building confidence, independence, and sportsmanship in a safe and fun team-based environment.

Sailors will have the opportunity to attend the WAVES Regatta, a local regatta which attracts youth racers of all levels from all around BC.

Programs are run using the Optimist Dinghy – an ideal boat for younger or smaller sailors, and those who are new to racing. Due to a smaller sail area, it is recommended that sailors weigh less than 120lbs.

May 2nd to June 22nd | Tuesdays and Thursdays | 4:30pm to 7:30pm

WAVES Regatta (Vancouver): June 17, 18

Youth Race Team

Ages: 11 to 18
Prerequisite: CANSail 3

The Rocky Point Youth Race Team is tailored for sailors wanting to explore competitive sailboat racing. Sailors train twice a week at Rocky Point, developing advanced boat handling skills and learning how to use race tactics and strategies.

Youth Race Team options are available in both C420 and Laser Dinghies. 

The C420 is a double-handed youth development class: sailors race with a partner, and will develop strong teamwork and communication skills. This class is perfect for youth who are new to racing, or enjoy racing together with friends.

The Laser is a single-handed class, popular worldwide. The most competitive class in BC, this class is ideal for sailors with some racing experience who want to improve and refine their racing skills at a high performance level. 

April 2nd to June 20th (excluding April 16th) | Sundays 12:30 pm to 4:30pm | Tuesdays 4:30pm to 7:30pm

Kitten Cup Regatta (Vancouver): April 22, 23
Springtime Regatta (Kelowna): May 20, 21
WAVES Regatta (Vancouver): June 17, 18

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