Welcome to Sail Nelson! We are a recognized BC Sailing and Sail Canada adult recreational boating school and our Sail Canada certified instructor, Penny Caldwell, is eager to share her love of sailing with you.

Sail Nelson began with a great partnership with Selkirk College in Nelson BC in 2017. Sail Nelson provided several courses through Selkirk College which provided a platform for Sail Nelson to launch and grow.

Our instructor Penny has over 25 years of teaching experience with Sail Canada. She has sailed all over Canada including extensive sailing on the Great Lakes, the Saint Lawrence River and she recently crossed the Pacific Ocean sailing from Hawaii to Victoria.

Sail Nelson offers certified courses that are recognized around the world. Sail Nelson is also able to provide personalized training to meet your boating needs. We have an Aloha 27 and a San Juan 24 in our fleet so adventurists of all levels can discover the pure, natural exhilaration of sailing. Feel free to get in touch today and we can assess your needs and find a boating solution that works for you!

Sail Nelson Mission Statement

To provide professional, fun, quality sailing instruction to the residents of the Kootenays in an effort to make our waterways safer and more fun for all adventure-seeking boaters to enjoy!

Meet our instructor team!

Sail Nelson offers professional, fun, instruction through our Sail Canada certified instructors.

Sail Nelson is owned and operated by Penny Caldwell, our head instructor.