IMPERIAL YACHT CLUB is a family friendly sailing club with a focus on youth sailing and training. Sailing has a lot to offer the youth and we actively encourage children and parents from all backgrounds to participate in sailing by offering regular training and coaching at the club.
We have a number of weekend and school learn to sail coaching programs for different levels, from complete novice and beginner to learning to race, and beyond. Zandvlei provides an ideal nursery for beginner learner sailors with a sheltered "duckpond" and the larger lake allows parents and spectators to watch the sailing from the clubhouse. The vlei is well suited to small boat dinghy sailing as the sailors learn to sail close to the clubhouse.
The Fergie Sailing Academy provides learn to sail courses as a school sport during the week and weekends. Linsay will teach girls and boys from 9 years old and upwards through her comprehensive learn to sail courses.
The following courses are run by Linsay (SAS accredited level 2 coach). Any questions or want to know more, contact details are on our contact page.
School sailing program - Sailing as a school sport is now offered to girls and boys by IYC and Fergie Sailing Academy. Like any other sport, training is done during the week from 3-5pm with weekend events either on Saturday or Sunday. All equipment is supplied (boats, life-jacket), school children just need to bring snacks, wet clothes to sail in and a change of clothes for afterwards. Club house, wifi and refreshments are available for parents and teachers.
Junior: Start Sailing - Learn the basics of sailing, no previous experience needed! FUN and SOCIAL - perfect for kids 8 years and older. R700 per person, 5 days, boats and life jackets provided. Book here.