Sailing on Lake Diefenbaker with


Meet Adagio

Tanzer 26'

Adagio is a 1980 Tanzer 26' sailboat. It uses a 9.9hp outboard when not being sailed. We use tiller steering to have a true feel of sailing. It has an icebox, two burner stove, Small galley sink and a full operational marine head (toilet). Adagio has private VBerth and additional sleeping arrangements to accommodate at least four. Adagio has a displacement of 4300 pounds. Nearly 2000 pounds of this is cast iron keel. This gives great stability to a boat of this size. New electronics were installed in 2021. Adagio is licensed, insured and meets the Transport Canada Safety requirements.
Living Sky Sailing School offers the following sailing opportunities on Adagio:

Discover Sailing Three Hour Experience

Come out and try sailing for the first time. If you wish to take further courses, your fee will be credited to the tuition.

Take Courses to achieve Sailing Certification.

We offer Competent Crew, Day Skipper, Coastal Navigation and now VHF Marine Radio certification. All of these can be completed on Lake Diefenbaker or in combination with Serenity in Nanaimo, BC.
We now offer Mileage Building Opportunities for those who have completed a course and want to practise or refresh their skills.

Add ons

Live a Board Accommodations now an option.

  • Learn by day and stay on board overnight.
  • Sailing is a great sport, Cruising is a great way of experiencing Sailing.
  • Anchor in a coulee under the Prairie Stars.
  • All meals will be prepared on board or acquired from local sources in the Elbow area.
  • Live a board is a great add on for a couple taking a package of lessons.
  • Live a board is also a great add on to a mileage builder. Book the boat with a friend for a mileage builder and spend the night on it. It would be very similar to your first charter experience.
  • Live a board is a great add on for a couple taking a package of lessons.

Individual: $250 for one person, one night, $375 for one person two nights.
Bring a guest: $375 for two for one night. $550 for two nights for two crew.
All food, beverage and additional costs are included.
Occasionally due to inclimate weather, the on board night may be spent in the Marina.

What does Live A Board mean?

You will arrive at the boat on the first day of the adventure and move in! You will be sleeping on the boat each night of your trip. Adagio has a private V Berth for these trips that comfortably sleeps one. The common table/dining area has room for another. A quarterberth is also available if three (including the instructor) are on board for the night. Bedding and pillows are provided. Prior to each trip the sheets, pillow cases and duvets are washed. When you have registered for a trip, a menu will be created and shared to accommodate any dietary concerns. The groceries will be on board when we depart. ALL members will share in food prep and cleaning. The cost of groceries is included in the listed prices. The general itinerary will be developed for the trip and will be verified and possibly modified each day to meet the weather and travel conditions present in our area.
When more accommodations are required a suitable boat will be contracted.
Our daily goal is to participate in cruising and learning to sail.

What do you need to bring?

Besides the positive attitude, personal items and minimal photo equipment, all meals on board will be provided in the cost. Menus will be shared and modified with you in advance, groceries will be on board when you arrive. You may want to bring your own towel and water bottle. You are welcome to bring personal items of choice. Please try to limit this to one soft duffle bag type. These pack easier in your local bunk, sleeping area. All trips will be scheduled around proper weather and specific details will be shared close to departure time.

How to get to Adagio

• Drive to Elbow, SK and follow the signs for the marina.
• Upon confirmation of a booking, we will share specifically where to park and how to find us at our slip.

Learn to Sail on Lake Diefenbaker