Imperial Yacht Club’s courses are designed to provide a fun, safe and enjoyable introduction dinghy sailing. The courses guide children through the fundamentals skills and theoretical knowledge that get them started as a solo sailor or as a crew, and discover ultimate freedom of sailing dinghies.

All equipment is all included in the course fees, just bring a towel, change of clothes, suncream and hat, and a snack. Any thing in the cupboard that can get wet is perfect. Once enrolled, we will send an detailed information sheet that will give you everything you need to know and bring.

Zandvlei offers a safe training and coaching facility ideally suited for learning to sail and taking part in other water sports. Just outside the club is the “duckpond” which offers a safe haven for novice and new sailors get going, and the main vlei is in full spectator view from the club house and sailors are never far from shore, or can stand in most parts of the vlei.

Courses are available from young people and adults with little to no experience, advanced dinghy racing coaching programs. The club offers local schools a fantastic opportunity for student of all abilities and interests to take up sailing as a regular sport and participate in school sailing competitions both at the club and around the Western Cape and the country.

While many sailors enjoy the challenge of competitive racing, many come down to the club just to share the social scene with friends. IYC encourages people of all abilities and ages to enjoy and participate in sailing, whether competitively or as recreationally.

Youth sailing is a challenging and rewarding experience that will increase self-awareness, build self-confidence, develop a sense of responsibility, an appreciation for the environment, and respect for nature.

The coaches in our learn to sail programs takes youth through various courses, each build on the other, until they are confident and skilled to navigate their dinghy around a course safely.
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