Rocky Point Sailing Association

Port Moody

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In a Nutshell

Instructors supervise students who man the controls to get hands-on experience in rigging, knot tying, and steering through winds

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Promotional value expires May 18, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Lesson must be booked at least 24 hours in advance and by May 17th. Bookings start 5/1/13. Lesson for one dates available through 6/30/13; group lesson dates available through 7/31/13. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per person per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. 48 cancellation notice required. Subject to availability. Must sign waiver. Additional $65.00 fee for private sail groups larger than 8. Subject to weather conditions. Closed toe shoes mandatory. Group lesson participants must be 18+ years old. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose Between Two Options

  • $42 for a three-hour group sailing lesson for one (an $85 value)
  • $275 for a three-hour private or corporate sailing lesson for up to eight (a $650 value)

Under the watchful eye of an experienced instructor, sailors spend most of their lesson on a 4.2-meter 420 dinghy, learning skills such as rigging, knot tying, and navigating both upwind and downwind in accordance with the Sail Canada's CANsail curriculum. Group lessons are scheduled Tuesdays and Fridays at 5 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m. Alternatively, private and corporate lessons can be scheduled Wednesdays and Fridays at 5 pm. and Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m. or 3 p.m.

Rocky Point Sailing Association

When most of the local boating club's members decided to venture into sailing large cruisers and racing, a small group of sailors remained loyal to their first love—sailing dinghies. This tightly knit crew formed Rocky Point Sailing Association, which today encompasses a fleet of about 40 boats and a staff of more than a dozen Sail Canada instructors.

At their headquarters inside of Rocky Point Park's Old Mill Boathouse, the sailors instruct kids as young as 4 years up through adults in all levels of sailing. Rocky Point's team also extends membership privileges, such as the use of a restored Columbia 27 cruiser, the Orane. To indulge competitive spirits, RPSA's crew also maintains a race team.

Customer Reviews

It was a lot of fun and one of my best experiences in life. Unfortunately I missed the program started in June and not able to involve this summer as well. I'll definitely try to make it next year.
Vera X. · June 13, 2013
Great introduction to sailing, our instructor was patient and friendly. I learned a lot and am considering signing up for more classes, as they run some good programs with fair prices.
Trevor D. · June 13, 2013
thanks to the volunteers for giving others the opportunity to safely explore this sport
Lynne B. · August 1, 2012
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    Port Moody

    2715 Esplanade St

    Port Moody, BC V3H 3P4


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