Women’s Sailing has become one of the most popular and thriving recreational programs on the Island. Open to all female RCYC Members, this weekly program provides a great opportunity to meet other Club Members while improving sailing skills on and off the water.
The Women’s Sailing program offers sailing on Mondays for all levels of sailors from beginner to intermediate with further skill training for women interested in racing on Thursdays.
Sailors practice the fundamentals of sailing in an Ideal 18, a small dinghy with a fixed keel for stability. With two to three women in a boat, sailors gain experience in sail trim, boat handling and safety in different conditions to build confidence in sailing. Most importantly, this is a fun program intended for women looking for a relaxed, social environment and an opportunity to increase their sailing abilities.

FAQ and Details for the 2023 Season:
Evening sessions include brief lessons from instructors at the dock at 6:00 before heading out on the water, and an in-depth debrief in the Clubhouse. All sailors are encouraged to catch the 5:15 ferry to be ready on time, with the 5:45 ferry as the final boat. Most women return home on the 9:00 ferry after debriefing or stay late for socializing.
It is recommended to complete the CANSail 1&2 course prior to joining. Our friendly instructors will continue to build your confidence in the boat and encourage sailors to keep adding to their skillset every week.
Sailors are required to wear lifejackets/PFDs and closed toed shoes while on the water.
Mark your calendars with the Spring Work Party and Ideal 18 Orientation clinic! These weekend dates are important for new and returning sailors to the program. You will learn about the boat before your first sail, and get your first introduction to the great community of RCYC Members involved throughout the season.
Please contact [email protected] for any questions!


2023 Dates

June Session: 

June 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th

July Session: 

July 10th, 17th, 34th & 31st

August Session: 

August 14th, 21st & 28th (No sailing August 7th due to the holiday)