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Adult 2023 Registration Opening Soon.  

Email learntosail@qcyc.ca if you want us to notified you when the adult program is available for registration.

 

Spend Summer Evenings or Weekends on the Water

 

It doesn’t get any better than spending the summer sailing. And with our location on the idyllic Toronto Islands and our reputation as one of the friendliest clubs on the lake, there’s no better place to learn. Our participants range in age from 18 to 70, and no experience is necessary.

 

Choose from our Dinghy Sailing Course or our Keelboat Cruising Course.

 

Both courses include:

  • Transportation from Downtown Toronto to the club, on our private tender
  • Access to QCYC for the season and borrowing privileges for our 3 Learn to Sail dinghies

 

Learn to Sail (Dinghies)

 

8-lesson (weeknight) course

Cost: $525.00 (plus HST)

 

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. In small groups of 6 to 8 people, students learn sail theory, on-water safety and practical sailing skills from experienced and certified instructors. Graduates will receive CANSail 1 and/or CANSail 2 certification.

 

This 4-week course runs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 6 to 9 pm, and participants choose the 2 nights they wish to attend.

 

Learn to Sail (Keelboats)

 

4-lesson (weekend) course

Cost: $675.00 (plus HST)

 

This course, which is internationally recognized by Sail Canada, is designed to teach the beginner the necessary skills to act as both skipper and crew on a boat 23 to 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.

 

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

 

Each course is 4 full days (2 Saturdays and 2 Sundays) and runs on subsequent weekends in June and July from 9:15 am to 4 pm.

 

 
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