The Rocky Point Sailing Association offers a variety of water sport options for grades 5-12.
Water sports give youth the opportunity to connect with our local coastal environment in a fun, safe, and inclusive way. On the water, participants build lifelong skills, such as teamwork, problem solving, and self confidence.
All school programs are offered from early May through to the end of June. We accept bookings as early as January.
Programs are flexible, and can be tailored to the needs of each school. Full-day, half-day, single-day, and multi-day options are available. Programs can consist of one or two of the activities below.
Programs can be developed for class field trips, as well as school sailing clubs and teams.
Sailing challenges students to work as a team and use problem solving skills in a dynamic environment. Students will be introduced to boat safety, rigging and basic sailing skills. Students will participate in on-water activities to practice steering and controlling sails with their classmates.
Lesson plans can be adopted to align with school curriculum. Potential STEM lessons include: marine environments and wildlife, measuring the wind, buoyancy, sail area and perimeter, simple machines and mechanical advantage on sailboats, water quality testing, marine debris, upwind sailing angles, land and sea breezes, and wind power.
Students have the opportunity to explore local marine environments and wildlife, under the supervision of trained RPSA canoe instructors.
Similarly to our canoe program, students will be introduced to the stunning scenery of the Burrard Inlet by Rocky Point Kayak Instructors
This program operates in partnership with Rocky Point Kayak. For kayak-only inquiries, please contact Rocky Point Kayak.
Dragon Boating is the ultimate team sport, where each seat plays a critical role. The boats consist of 18 to 20 paddlers, a steer person, and a drummer.
This program operates in partnership with Rocky Point Dragon Boating. For dragon boat-only inquiries, please contact Rocky Point Dragon Boating
Programs are built to meet your need. Prices vary from $30-60 per student depending on program type. We are able to accommodate class sizes from 10 to 60.
Please contact us for more details. For booking inquiries, please include preferred dates and group size. Please ensure to monitor your junk email, as replies may be filtered out.