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Learn to Sail Awards Night & Banquet Fundraiser

Celebrate the achievements of our sailors!


Join us for an evening recognizing the achievements of our sailors and the relaunch of our junior sailing program. Awards will be presented to sailors of all ages and skill levels. We will also be screening the short vignette/documentary film, “Why I Like Sailing”, featuring Erick Mondaca, a great friend and contributor to AYC and its Learn to Sail programs.


All proceeds will support the future of Learn to Sail programs at Armdale Yacht Club.


Junior tickets offer the choice of cheeseburger and fries or a two-piece fish and chips. Adult tickets offer the choice of grilled chicken supreme with mashed potatoes and buttered vegetables or pan-fried salmon with fingerling potatoes, buttered vegetables, and bacon jam. Both options include carrot cake for dessert.

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JUNIOR Ticket

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Choice of cheeseburger and fries or a two-piece fish and chips. Carrot cake for dessert.

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ADULT Ticket

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Choice of grilled chicken supreme with mashed potatoes and buttered vegetables or pan-fried salmon with fingerling potatoes, buttered vegetables, and bacon jam. Carrot cake for dessert.

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Adult and Family Keelboating On-Water Sessions

Age: 11+ (participants under 16 must be accompanied by adults)

Prerequisites: Participants must have completed their on-land introductory session prior to registering for on-water dates.

Taught using our Soling 26' keelboats


EXISTING PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS ONLY!


Prior to enrolment in our on-water sessions, participants must first register in our Adult & Family Program by selecting one of the Introductory Sessions & Enrolment options. As of July 7, 2022, all dates for introductory sessions have elapsed. Once participants have completed their introductory session, they can select up to 9 on-water sessions.


Registration in on-water sessions can be selected throughout the season, subject to availability. The total program cost (enrolment plus nine on-water sessions) is $500.00 + HST.


Registration and participation in on-water sessions is subject to our Terms of Service and Participation Agreement, including our cancellation policy.


For more information, including Frequently Asked Questions, please visit our website.

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CANSail Start Keelboating Certification

Participants aged 16+ in our Adult & Family Keelboating program can elect to be evaluated and certified under Sail Canada's Start Keelboating curriculum. This is completely optional. Participants who wish to be evaluated and certified under this program are required to pay an additional fee to account for additional evaluation, administration, and certification costs.


If you are not sure whether you would like to be certified at this point, no trouble! You can elect to do this at any time during the season. Just come back and add Keelboating Certification to your cart.

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CANSail Keelboating Evaluation & Certification Fee

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CANSail Dinghy 1-2 (Junior Sailing)

Age: 8-16 years

Prerequisites: none

Taught using our Zim Prams and Laser Picos.


The perfect introduction to sailing for beginners! CANSail Program is Canada's national training program for sailing in dinghies, including core standards and competencies needed for progression in dinghy sailing. This includes basic sheeting, steering, boat handling, basic sail theory and maneuvers. It includes lots of on-water time, in a safe, fun, and accessible environment.


Sessions are each two weeks in duration, Mondays through Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm.

Students must provide their own lunch and an approved PFD.


*All registrations are subject to our Terms of Service and Participation Agreement.

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CANSail Dinghy 3-4 (Junior Sailing)

Age: 10-16 years

Prerequisites: CANSail 2

Taught using our Club Optimists and 420s.


The perfect program for junior sailors with some prior experience on the water. CANSail Program is Canada's national training program for sailing in dinghies, including core standards and competencies needed for progression in dinghy sailing. This includes basic sheeting, steering, boat handling, basic sail theory and maneuvers. It includes lots of on-water time, in a safe, fun, and accessible environment.


Sessions are each two weeks in duration, Mondays through Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm.

Students must provide their own lunch and an approved PFD.


*All registrations are subject to our Terms of Service and Participation Agreement.

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Broader Reach Donation

Help other people learn to sail.


Armdale Yacht Club’s Learn to Sail program is committed to expanding access and participation in sailing. With a rich history and tradition of sailing on the Northwest Arm, we believe that everyone should be able to get on the water and have fun.


Broader Reach is a specific project of our Learn to Sail program which offers no-cost Learn to Sail opportunities from members of historically underrepresented groups. Support for Broader Reach enables us to reserve a portion of available spaces in both of our Adult & Family and Junior programs for members of these groups as referred to us by our partner community organizations: The YMCA Halifax & The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Halifax (Spryfield).


If you would like to make a small non-taxable donation to the Broader Reach Fund, just add it to your cart!


Interested in making a larger contribution, or interested in receiving a tax receipt? For donations larger than $20.00, tax receipts are available if processed through the National Sport Trust Fund – Nova Scotia chapter. For more information on how you can make a charitable donation and receive a tax receipt, please visit www.broaderreach.ca/donate 

$15 donation to Broader Reach, including a 5% payment processing fee.

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$25 donation to Broader Reach, including a 5% payment processing fee.

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$50 donation to Broader Reach, including a 5% payment processing fee.

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Tender Service (Junior Sailing Only)

The Armdale roundabout can be busy in the mornings. To make transportation easier, junior sailors can arrange pickup and drop off via tender from Horseshoe Island and Jubilee Road for the duration of their session(s). This service picks up participants in the morning and drops them off in the afternoon using one of AYC's Coach Boats or Tenders.


Location: Horseshoe Island Pickup 8:30 am - Drop off 4:15 pm

Location: Jubilee Road Pickup 8:40am - Drop off 4:25pm

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Learn to Race on Soling Keelboats with Roman Koch

Age: 16+

Prerequisites: Prior experience sailing keelboats and/or race experience

(Taught using our Soling 26' keelboats)


Roman Koch (Munich, Germany) is a multiple World Champion in the Soling keelboat. To prepare us for the Canadian Soling Championships on September 24-25, Roman will be offering a clinic to hone sailors' skills with boat handling and race tactics using AYC's fleet of Soling keelboats.


"When me and my team became World and European Champions in 2005, I decided to run clinics around the world to help teams move from the back of the fleet to the front. At first I found that many sailors felt that winning is a matter of speed and sailing fast, but the reality in one-design racing is that it is all a matter of boat handling and tactics. This is the precisely the focus of my Race Clinic at Armdale Yacht Club. I am happy to share my knowledge with interested sailors in a fun environment!" - Roman Koch


The Race Clinic runs over two weekends, with an introductory session on Friday, September 9. Participants can choose to enrol for just one weekend, or enrol in the entire clinic for the best value. Spaces are limited, so register now!


All participants must attend the introduction on September 9 at 5:00pm.


Registration and participation in our Race Clinic is subject to our Terms of Service and Participation Agreement, including our cancellation policy.

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CLINIC WEEKENDS 1 & 2 (The Full Clinic) [BEST VALUE]

Friday, Sept 9: 5:00pm - 9:00pm (Introductory session)

Saturday, Sept 10: 10:00am - 6:00pm

Sunday, Sept 11: 10:00am - 6:00pm

Saturday, Sept 17: 10:00am - 6:00pm

Sunday, Sept 18: 10:00am - 6:00pm


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CLINIC WEEKEND #1 (Half Clinic)

Friday, Sept 9: 5:00pm - 9:00pm (Introductory session)

Saturday, Sept 10: 10:00am - 6:00pm

Sunday, Sept 11: 10:00am - 6:00pm

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CLINIC WEEKEND #2 (Half Clinic)

Friday, Sept 9: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Saturday, Sept 17: 10:00am - 6:00pm

Sunday, Sept 18: 10:00am - 6:00pm

*Note introductory session is on Sept 9!

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Fall Adult and Family Keelboating Sessions

Age: 11+ (participants under 16 must be accompanied by adults)

Prerequisites: None.

Taught using our Soling 26' keelboats


There is plenty of great sailing through September and October. Let's get out there! Our Fall Learn to Sail Keelboating sessions are intended for those who want to get a bit more sailing time in during the season, or receive their first introduction to sailing. Participants are free to register for more than one session (e.g., Mondays and Thursdays).


The first lesson in each of the session options below will include a classroom based introduction to sailing before getting on the water. We welcome participants of all experience levels in this program.


Registration and participation in our Fall Keelboating Sessions are subject to our Terms of Service and Participation Agreement, including our cancellation policy.

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5:30pm - 8:30pm

MONDAYS | Sept 12, Sept 19, Sept 26 & Oct 3

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TUESDAYS | Sept 13, Sept 20, Sept 27 & Oct 4

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5:30pm - 8:30pm

THURSDAYS | Sept 8, Sept 15, Sept 22 & Sept 29

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Northwest Arm Learn to Sail Regatta

A one-day regatta hosted by Armdale Yacht Club intended to celebrate the skill and enthusiasm of all those who learn to sail on the beautiful Northwest Arm.


It is intended to be a fun and accessible regatta that brings together dinghy and keelboating sailing students from every club and team on the Arm. Open to sailors registered in a CANSail / Learn to Sail program at any of the yacht clubs along the Northwest Arm, including:


  • Armdale Yacht Club
  • The Waegwoltic Club
  • The Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron; and
  • Members of East Coast ILCA.


Regatta registration includes a hat!


We assume that registered sailors from clubs other than AYC will be providing their own boats unless prior arrangements are made with Nick White (Head Coach) LTS@armdaleyachtclub.ns.ca and/or sailtraining@armdaleyachtclub.ns.ca

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OPTI Sailor Registration

9:00am - 5:00pm

*Includes a hat!

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C420 Sailor Registration

9:00am - 5:00pm

*Includes a hat!

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Keelboat Sailor Registration (Soling or J24 only)

9:30am - 5:00pm

*Includes a hat!

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ILCA (Laser) Sailor Registration

9:00am - 5:00pm

*Includes a hat!

Fall Dinghy Junior Sailing Sessions (CANSail 2-6)

Age: 8 - 16.

Prerequisites: CANSail 1

Intended for sailors with some prior experience (CANSail 2-6 levels), our fall dinghy programs offer junior sailors the opportunity to continue sail training into the autumn season!


For questions regarding prerequisites or eligibility criteria for participation, please contact sailtraining@armdaleyachtclub.ns.ca with LTS@armdaleyachtclub.ns.ca in copy prior to registering.


Sessions are scheduled for Sundays and Monday evenings on select dates throughout September and early October.


Registration and participation in our Fall Dinghy Junior Sailing Sessions are subject to our Terms of Service and Participation Agreement, including our cancellation policy.

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Fall OPTI Sailing (CANSail 2-3)

SUNDAYS: 10am - 4pm (Sept 4, 11, 18, 25, Oct 2 & Oct 9)

MONDAY EVENINGS: 4:30pm - 8:30pm (Sept 5, 12, 19, 26, Oct 3)

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Fall C420 Sailing (CANSail 3-6)

SUNDAYS: 10am - 4pm (Sept 4, 11, 18, 25, Oct 2 & Oct 9)

MONDAY EVENINGS: 4:30pm - 8:30pm (Sept 5, 12, 19, 26, Oct 3)

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