Frequently Asked Questions

Q.  What type of boats does the club own?

A.  The club owns two keelboats :  a Columbia 23  and a Hunter 26. The Columbia is a shoal keel that runs the length of the boat and allows the boat to go in relatively shallow water. The Hunter has water tanks for ballast and a swing centreboard.



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Q.  What are the membership dues?

A.  Annual dues are $100 (social sails only, no boat rentals) or $150 (for club-approved skippers or those working towards skipper certification).  There is an additional one-time fee of $100 when first joining the club.

Q.  Can I rent a boat?

A.  The boats are available for rent to club-approved skippers (only) at a cost of $20/hour or $100/day.

Q.  Are sailing lessons available?

A.  Lessons are available to club members at a cost of $40/hour. The Basic Keelboat sailing package is ten hours that is good preparation for those that want to become an approved skipper.

Q.  Does the club offer lessons for children or a youth sailing camp?

A.  Lessons are available to club members (age 16+) only.

Q.  When are social sails?

A.  Socials sails are held, weather permitting, on Saturdays (9 am and 4 pm), Mondays (6 pm), and Wednesdays (10 am and 6 pm), generally for 2-3 hours.  There is a cost of $10 per social sail per person. At these times any member that wants to sail meets on the dock and we take out as many as boats as we are able to.