Sailing lessons with COSA

Giving youth the opportunity to experience the unique and challenging sport of sailing with qualified COSA instructors. Participants learn how to operate and enjoy sailing a boat while getting outside their comfort zone and finding similarities to the challenges of everyday life.  


Wind in Your Sails - Learn to Sail

Participants get an opportunity to learn and experience the joys of harnessing the wind and cruising across Lake Okanagan with the sun shining down and the splash of water on their faces. Starting with the foundations of sailing participants will learn how to skipper their own boat and sail with confidence. Harness your inner pirate and come join us and learn to sail!

The program is offered to eligible youth free of charge. For Elevation believes that no young person should be denied the potential to discover an outdoor pursuit that can keep them motivated, healthy, and stoked for life! 

Youth will be working towards Sail Canada CANSail 1 or 2. Almost all instruction will be on the water, with youth paired in their very own 14’ FJ sailboat.  Sailors will learn the basics of sailing on and off the water, including terminology, water safety, the ability to rig and de-rig the boats independently, and the skill to launch, set sail, and return to the dock.  By the end of the program, students will be able to sail around Okanagan Lake safely.
Fun is an important part of this course, with age appropriate games and activities including kayaking, paddle boarding, and Hobie Cat sailing!


Youth can sign up for any program being offered by COSA in July/August - seats are available on a first come first serve basis. Once COSA has sold out their programs spaces are no longer available, so register early to ensure your spot!

Email [email protected] to register!


Wind in Your Sails is made possible through the financial support of:

A big THANK YOU to the following Organization Sponsors who contribute in a wide array of manners to help us have the impact we do in our community.


City of Kelowna

Central Okanagan Foundation Volunteer Organization of the Year Award | City of Kelowna


We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.