Adult Sailing



Instructional sailing for adults is back at the Royal with a completely revamped program for the 2024 season. Built to Sail Canada standards, instructional courses draw on multiple experienced instructors and our exclusive fleet of Shark 24s, making the Royal the premier place in Montreal for adults to learn to sail.

The Sailing Essentials course consists of 30 hours total instructional time, the majority of which are on the water, giving you the confidence and skills needed to skipper/crew a Shark 24 on your own, or crew for a larger keelboat.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded the Start Keelboat Sailing Standard from Sail Canada. Additional instructional elements from Basic Cruising/Crew Standards will also be included, providing you with a complete and well-balanced introductory program.

We offer three convenient Sailing Essentials sessions throughout the season for you to join:

SE-1 (Evening Session - 5 weeks) 

From June 10th to July 10th

Monday & Wednesday evenings from 18:00 to 21:00


SE-2 (Evening Session - 5 weeks) 

July 15th to August 14th

Monday & Wednesday evenings from 18:00 to 21:00


The cost of the course is $800 + taxes and includes all required course materials.

In addition, a 1-Week Intensive Day Session (Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 3:00pm) and the WOW program (Women OWater) may be offered. Dates and format to be determined depending on instructors and candidates.

If you wish to join the Royal to continue sailing, as a course graduate you will have access to the fleet of Shark 24s for daily use and a unique engagement plan consisting of multiple sailing, racing, and social activities tailored to new graduate sailors.

Should you wish to enroll, please download the Adult Sailing Registration Form, fill it out, and send it back by email.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at:


Phone: (514) 631-2720 

Office hours of Operation
Monday to Friday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday - Closed
Sunday - Closed


Contact info:
1350 Lakeshore Drive, Dorval, Québec, H9S 2E3
Phone: 514-631-2720
Fax: 514-631-2725
Harbour entrance
45° 26.12' N
073° 45.10' W

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