Everyone is welcome to join our learn-to-sail programs.
This is the start of your new lifestyle.
CANADIAN YACHTING ASSOCIATION STREAMS
Our on-the-water sailing courses follow the curriculum of the Canadian Yachting Association (CYA). Upon successful completion of either our Basic Cruising or of the Basic Dinghy course, you will achieve the CYA standard - recognized world-wide.
Following the CYA system, our sailing courses are divided into two streams: Learn to Cruise (LTC) and Learn to Sail (LTS). The program you choose depends on the type of sailing you intend to do. LTC is taught on keel boats, which are larger with weight added to the boat to provide stability. LTS courses are taught on 420 dinghies. Smaller in size, you act as the weight and provide the stability. Both are excellent ways to start your sailing career.
LTC - CYA BASIC CRUISING
If you have ever dreamed of sailing the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean, keel boat sailing is the first step to get you there. This course is taught on 24 ft. keel boats. Successful students are awarded the CYA Basic Cruising Standards. Upon completion of the course you will be able to sail a day sailor safely and efficiently in moderate winds and sea conditions. You will also be able to demonstrate the necessary sailing skills required for the CYA Basic Cruising Standard.
- Boat handling under sail & power
- Safety equipment and procedures
- Understanding weather
- Basic navigation
- Anchoring and docking under power
- Reefing, knots, rules of the road
LTS - CYA BASIC DINGHY
Dinghy sailing is a fantastic way to learn to sail. Small and responsive, these boats are fast, exciting and a great work-out! With an experienced CYA instructor as your coach, you will master the skills and knowledge required to safely sail a dinghy in moderate wind and sea conditions. Upon completion of White Sail Level III the sailor will be able to sail with confidence, competently in wind speeds of 4-9 knots and perform the skills proficiently without supervision.
- Boat handling under sail as skipper & crew
- Rigging and de-rigging a boat
- Safety equipment and procedures including crew-overboard
- Understanding weather
- Righting a boat
- Knots, rules of the road
Try using the Club Boats !
Join the IYC as a social member and use the boats you learned to sail on. Put all your new skills to work, build experience, and knowledge by doing.
Courses & Fees
LTC - CYA Basic Cruising
IYC Member: $600.00
LTS - CYA Basic Dinghy
IYC Member: $425.00
HST not included.
To register for a program, or for
questions, please contact:
Learn to Sail & Sailing Camp Manager