Programs

Our sailing programs are all hosted at Falcon Sailing Club in collaboration with West Hawk Lake Sailing Centre. All programming is subject to change based on provincial COVID-19 restrictions.

Women’s Learn to Sail Level 1

CANCELLED – Five days of sailing lessons in easy-to-handle sailboats for beginner women to learn new sailing skills. Taught at Falcon Sailing Club (FSC) by an accredited instructor. Participation includes four optional skill development sessions hosted once a week at FSC and facilitated by experienced club members. Participants are also eligible for a half-price FSC Introductory Family Membership.

Women’s Learn to Sail Level 2

Five days of sailing lessons to further develop sailing skills and learn the basics of racing at Falcon Sailing Club (FSC). Must have taken a Learn to Sail program or be able to demonstrate basic sailing skills (CANSail 1). Participants are also eligible for a half-price FSC Introductory Family Membership. A morning course (9am – 12pm) and an afternoon course (1pm – 4pm) will be offered from July 25 – 29, 2022.

Drop-in Sailing Experience

Two-hour one-on-one sailing session with an experienced mentor at Falcon Sailing Club for anyone who wants to further refine or develop their skills. Sessions are arranged on an individual basis.

Sailing League Training

Includes four skill development sessions facilitated by experienced club members at Falcon Sailing Club. Participants will have the option to try two different easy-to-handle sailboats and practice with other women in similar boats. The sessions are offered for FREE to Learn to Sail participants and Sail Manitoba affiliated club members. Sessions will be offered 9am – 12pm on July 18, August 1, August 8, and August 15, 2022.

Mother & Daughter Sailing Event

Two hours of sailing at Falcon Sailing Club with mother-daughter teams sharing two-person boats, and snacks following the sailing session. The event is facilitated by an experienced Falcon Sailing Club member. Some sailing experience is required by at least one member of each team. Dates for upcoming events will be announced in Spring 2022.

Women, Wind, & Wine Event

Two hours of sailing at Falcon Sailing Club followed by a social event with wine and snacks. The sailing includes some friendly races facilitated by an experienced Falcon Sailing Club member. Some sailing experience is required and all participants must be at least 18-years-old. Dates for upcoming events will be announced in Spring 2022.

The Learn to Sail women’s programme is absolutely excellent! The instructors are super experienced and very engaging; they tailored the material well to a group of adults. They made the programme so much fun! By the end of the course I felt confident sailing solo and as part of a team! I highly recommend the Learn to Sail programme! ~ ZoĆ«

I would highly recommend the Learn to Sail course to any woman (or anyone) who is interested! The instructors were extremely knowledgeable and experienced. They made the course fun and challenged us each day in a way that felt manageable. The other women in the course were so helpful, everyone was willing to help one another which made for a very enjoyable course atmosphere! I learned more than I expected and can’t wait to get back in a boat to apply what I learned. ~ Dana

I can’t say enough good things about the SWWSL Learn to Sail Program. It was the highlight of my summer! The instructors were incredible and it was amazing to jump in a boat, take the helm and sail away, independently! The “all female” setting was the perfect environment for me to learn. There were no egos, no intimidation, no take-overs, just the perfect opportunity for learning and collaboration. ~ 2021 SWWSL LTS Participant