About

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‘s Community Education and Workplace Training team in Nelson BC. Sail Nelson has provided several courses through Selkirk College which has provided the support and platform for Sail Nelson to launch and grow.

Our instructor has over 20 years of teaching experience with Sail Canada and in 2001 she proudly achieved the standard of Advanced Cruising Instructor. She has sailed all over Canada including the Great Lakes, the Saint Lawrence River and the Pacific Coast.

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 28 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!

Penny’s Sailing Resume

Photo credit: Photo curtesy of Kach from Two Monkeys Travel Group

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