Are you just looking to get out on the water for a sail? Then let our staff take you out for a 2-hour Sailing Sampler and fall in love with sailing! It will be just the unique Nelson experience you are looking for! You can decide if you want to participate and learn the ropes, or you can sit back, relax and enjoy the mountain view!

Are there prerequisites?

There are no prerequisites to join us for this course! Many people would view this short introductory course as a sailing charter.

What is the Sailing Sampler?

Join us for a 2-hour sail on our flagship vessel Spindrift. For our Sailing Sampler we will spend all our time on the water getting a feel for sailing and we will help you to discover the beauty of sailing on the West Arm of Kootenay Lake.

What will I learn?

Learn some basic knots, sailing terminology and even take the helm! Or, you can sit back, relax and let the Sail Nelson staff take care of everything! There are no prerequisites for our Sailing Sampler. Just you and your sense of adventure!

What will I get?

Students will receive a Sail Nelson Certificate of Completion at the end of this course. This course is equivalent to the Sail Canada Introduction to Boating course.

What’s the next step?

Looking for more? The next step in your sailing progression would be our Sailing Essentials course!