Intro to Racing


The Royal St. Lawrence Yacht Club has a rich history of competitive keelboat racing, as it is home to some of the best skippers and race crews in the Lake St. Louis area who have distinguished themselves at home and abroad. Leveraging their experience and that of our Sail Canada instructors, we’re proud to announce the INTRODUCTION TO KEELBOAT RACING course.

The course consists of 17 hours of instruction, the majority of which are spent on the water, practicing on a mix of racecourses with our fleet of identical Club Sharks. A coach will accompany students on each boat, with the instructor overseeing the course from a separate coach boat.

INTRODUCTION TO KEELBOAT RACING is aimed at both, skippers and crew, focusing on strategy, starts, tactics, and finishes.

Only one session will be offered this year:

IKR-1 (Evening and weekend session) 

August 4 to 6, 2023

Friday        6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Saturday    9:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Sunday      9:30 AM to 3:30 PM

The cost of the course is $450 + tax, and includes a copy of the textbook, Getting Started in Sailboat Racing, a must-have for any racer that will continue to further your knowledge about racing after the course is over.

This is a great occasion to learn from and work with some of the best keelboat racers at the RStLYC. Don't miss this golden opportunity! If you have any questions, please reach out to Ryan Boyer ( or André Baby( 

To register, please download the Adult Sailing Registration Form, fill it out and return it 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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