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Adult Sailing Lessons

COVID 19 Updated October 25, 2021

In accordance with the emergency order issued by the Province of Ontario, the following QCYC protocols are now in place. 

IMPORTANT: All posted COVID-19 protocols are subject to change, so please check the website before you head down to the club and observe all posted procedures while on the property.

COVID-19 Screening 

New COVID-19 Screening is now the responsibility of individuals, so we ask that before you come down to the club, please assess yourself. The following screening questions will be posted upon entrance and everyone (staff, members and guests) should read the posted signage and only enter if they have none of the listed symptoms.

Clubhouse

Masks are required indoors. Please put on your mask BEFORE entering indoor spaces. Masks should continue to be worn if not eating or drinking.

Always wanted to learn to sail?

Summer 2022 is the perfect time and Queen City Yacht Club is the perfect place. No experience is necessary, and you can learn at any age (participants range from age 18 to age 70)! Learn how to sail and enjoy one of the friendliest sailing clubs on the lake - all for one affordable price!

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Course options include:

Dinghy Sailing Course
Keelboat Cruising Course

Learn to Sail (Dinghies)

Schedule

The weeknight adult dinghy program will be run on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays from 6:00-9:00 over four weeks. Choose any 2 of the 3 nights available. Participants will enjoy evenings on the water while learning all about sail theory, on-water safety, and practical sailing skills. Graduates of this course will receive CANSail 1 and/or CANSail 2 (Sail Canada certification). Small class sizes of 6-8 people will ensure that you learn as much as possible about sailing during the 8-lesson course over 4 weeks.

Please Note: Bookings are dependent on number of registrants. Ferry service to the island included.

Enjoy summer by spending time on the water!

  • A fun dinghy program for ages 18 - 80, learn the basics of sailing in theory and in practice!
  • Course complies with CANSail standards and instructors are experienced and certified.
  • Transportation to island on private QCYC tender is included with course fee.
  • Includes an LTS pass which will allow access to QCYC for the 2021 season and some tender tickets to get you there!

More Details

This course, which is internationally recognized by the Sail Canada standards, is designed to teach the beginner the necessary skills to act as both skipper and crew on a small dinghy. Participants will enjoy evenings on the water while learning all about sail theory, on-water safety, and practical sailing skills. Graduates of this course will receive CANSail 1 and/or CANSail 2 (Sail Canada certification). Small class sizes of 6-8 people will ensure that you learn as much as possible about sailing during the 8-lesson course.

Learn to Sail (Dinghies) - 8 Lessons (4 Weeks)

*** 2022 session information coming soon. ***

 


Learn to Cruise (Keelboats)

Each course is 4 full days and run in June and July. All participants receive an LTS Pass which will allow access to the club for the balance of the 2021 season! You will also have the opportunity to apply for a full membership at QCYC. This course, which is internationally recognized, is designed to teach the beginner the necessary skills to act as both skipper and crew on a boat 23 - 30 feet in length, in moderate weather conditions. The total length of the course is 24 hours, of which 20 hours are on the water and the rest are spent on theory in a classroom setting. Graduates of this course will receive the Sail Canada, Basic Keelboat Cruising Standard. See website for Course fundamentals.

Course fundamentals include:

  • Boat handling under power and sail
  • On-water and ashore instruction
  • Sailing terminology
  • Rules of the road
  • Boating safety procedures and equipment
  • Crew overboard procedures
  • Docking and Anchoring
  • Weather and Charts
  • Course Textbook, Logbook and Sail Canada Seal

*** 2022 session information coming soon. ***

Schedule

The courses take place at Queen City Yacht Club from 9:15 to 16:00 on Saturdays and Sundays.

Session 1: June 5-6 and 12-13
Session 2: July 3-4 and 10-11
Session 3: July 17-18 and July 24-25

More Details

This course, which is internationally recognized Sail Canada, is designed to teach the beginner the necessary skills to act as both skipper and crew on a boat 23 - 30 feet in length, in moderate weather conditions. The total length of the course is 24 hours, of which approximately 20 hours are on the water and the rest are spent on theory in a classroom setting. Graduates of this course will receive the Sail Canada, Basic Keelboat Cruising Standard.


Questions?

Check out our FAQs or email us at learntosail@qcyc.ca.