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Adult Basic Cruising

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Through this course you will gain the knowledge, seamanship and boat-handling skills required for sailboat cruising. Maximum of 4 students per instructor. This 24 hour course is taught by Sail Canada certified cruising instructors who will provide a safe and stimulating experience. Objective: Upon the successful completion of this course you will be able to enjoy a day sail, safely and efficiently in moderate wind and sea conditions. This course teaches the fundamental skills and theory required to meet the Sail Canada Basic Cruising Standard. Monday & Wednesday 6-9 pm - 4 Consecutive Weeks or Saturday & Sunday 2 Consecutive Weekends 9am-4pm

$910.00
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4 Weeks - Monday & Wednesday Evenings 6-9pm

No Course on Victoria Day (May20)


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4 Weeks - Monday & Wednesday Evenings 6-9pm

No Course on Canada day (July 1)

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4 Weeks - Monday & Wednesday Evenings 6-9pm

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4 Weeks - Monday & Wednesday Evenings 6-9pm (starts on Wednesday due to Holiday)

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2 weekends - Saturday & Sunday 9-4pm

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Adult Start Keelboat Sailing

Member discount code: Member number + Last name (ex.1234Smith)

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The ideal course for the first time sailor. Learn the basics of crewing in this 18 hour introductory program on a sloop rigged keelboat, 6 to 12 metres with an outboard motor in 5 - 20 knots of wind. You will receive instruction in sailing terms and definitions, marine weather, knots and the duties of skipper and crew. During the course you will be learning how to safely depart for a day, handling the boat under both sail and power, including emergency situations. Tuesday & Thursday 6-9 pm, 3 Consecutive Weeks

$650.00
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3 Weeks - Tuesday & Thursday Evening 6-9pm

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Adult CANSail Dinghy

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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 Sail Canada instructor as your coach, you will develop the fundamental concepts of: balance, propulsion & direction as well as the knowledge required to safely sail a dinghy in moderate wind and sea conditions. Tuesday & Thursday 6-9 pm, 4 Consecutive Weeks

$675.00
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4 Weeks - Tuesday & Thursday Evening 6-9pm

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Women on the Water Dinghy Program

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Program details:

  • 4 weeks - Every Wednesday night from 6pm-9pm
  • Each night will consist of a short land lesson followed by an on-water session.
  • Drink ticket will be included for each participant, per night.
  • The group will meet afterward at the clubhouse for a social gathering.
  • Members only (or member referral)

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 Sail Canada instructor as your coach, you will develop the fundamental concepts of: balance, propulsion & direction as well as the knowledge required to safely sail a dinghy in moderate wind and sea conditions.

$285.00
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Wednesday Nights 6-9pm

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Wednesday Nights 6-9pm

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Wednesday Nights 6-9pm

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Adult Learn to Race

Learn to Race on our fleet of J-24s with coaching from the amazing Katie Nicoll!

This is a 12-hour course held over 4 weeks from 6-9pm every Tuesday.

The course will cover: racing rules, sail trim, starting line tactics, practice starts, upwind and downwind strategies.

$175.00
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Extended Hours
Available for sailors who need to be dropped off or picked up outside of our regular hours. Extended hours in the morning will begin at 7:30 AM and in the afternoon be offered from 4:00 – 6:00 PM.

Extended hours - AM begins at 7:30, PM from 4pm to 6pm

Learn to Sail will be closed July 1st for Canada day

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Extended hours - AM begins at 7:30, PM from 4pm to 6pm

Learn to sail will be closed on Monday, August 5th for the civic holiday.

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Wet Feet (ages 5-7)

Member discount code: Member number + Last name (ex.1234Smith)

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1 Week program. Our emphasis is on teaching children not only to be comfortable in a boat, but to also enjoy the sport of sailing. While much of their day is filled with learning about boats and boat handling, there will also be many fun activities to keep youngsters challenged and entertained.


Lunch Included! Sailors will receive a complimentary T-shirt.

1 Week Program - 9am to 4pm

Learn to Sail closed July 1st for Canada day

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1 Week Program - 9am to 4pm

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1 Week Program - 9am to 4pm

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1 Week Program - 9am to 4pm

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CANSail 1/2 Opti (age 8-10)

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2 Week Program. This is an introductory program with a focus on fun, safety and the fundamental skills of sailing for youth aged 8+. Sailors will be learning in our Pram dinghies, which are specifically designed for young sailors who are new to the sport.


Lunch Included! Sailors will receive a complimentary T-shirt.

2 Week Course - Monday-Friday 9am to 4pm

Learn to sail will be closed on Monday, July 1st for Canada Day.

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2 Week Course - Monday-Friday 9am to 4pm

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2 Week Course - Monday-Friday 9am to 4pm


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2 Week Course - Monday-Friday 9am to 4pm

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CANSail 1/2 - 420/Zest (Age 11+)

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2 Week Program. This is an introductory program with a focus on fun, safety and the fundamental skills of sailing for youth aged 11+. Sailors will be learning in our RS Zest or 420 dinghies, which are specifically designed for young sailors who are new to the sport.


Lunch Included! Sailors will receive a complimentary T-shirt.

2 Week course - Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm

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2 Week course - Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm

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2 Week course - Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm

Learn to sail will be closed on Monday, August 5th for the civic holiday.

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2 Week course - Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm

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CANSail 3/4

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4 Week Program. CANSail 3 & 4 progressively builds and develops the skills in CANSail 1 & 2, with a focus on keeping the sailor engaged with appropriate challenges and learning opportunities. CANSail 3&4 includes the opportunity for some local regatta participation. This program is taught using our fleet of 420 dinghies which includes spinnaker and trapeze. Must have completed CANSail 2 to register.


Lunch Included! Sailors will receive a complimentary T-shirt.

4 Week Course - Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm

Learn to Sail will be closed July 1st for Canada day

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4 Week Course - Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm

Learn to sail will be closed on Monday, August 5th for the civic holiday.

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Optimist Learn to Race/Green Fleet

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The Learn to Race program is 2 week program developed to teach the fundamentals of racing, while still maintaining a focus on fun, safety and basic sailing skills. This course is taught in fibreglass Optimist and prepares the first time racer for some local regattas in the Optimist Green Fleet (beginners) and progression to the Optimist Race Team program.

MUST have completed CANSail 1 or coach recommended


Boat Charter included in price.


Lunch Included! Sailors will receive a complimentary T-shirt.

1-month course

Learn to sail will be closed July 1st for Canada day

Sailors will participate in the Steerer's and 4 Sisters events held at PCYC July 18-21 (registration cost for events extra)

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2 Week course

Learn to sail will be closed on Monday, August 7th for the civic holiday.

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2 Week course

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Optimist Development Race Team

Member discount code: Member number + Last name (ex.1234Smith)

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The Optimist Development Team is for the Intermediate Racer. The Optimist Dev Team allows team members to continue developing their boat handling and tactical skills introduced in LTR while working towards their CANSail 3 & 4 accreditation. Team will travel to local and out of province events. Coach recommendation required. Team Size - Max 10 sailors.

Spring and/or Fall training is an available option.

Sessions available - July or August for 4 week OR Spring & Summer Combination (May to Aug)


Please direct any questions to Head Race Coach Fede Donzino at fdonzino@pcyc.net.


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Optimist High Performance Race Team

Member discount code: Member number + Last name (ex.1234Smith)

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The Optimist High Performance team is a full season program for top ranked sailors that are training for international Championships. The Team will be coached by a top international Optimist coach and will focus on developing racing skills that will allow them to compete at the highest level. Travel to local and US regattas is planned. Full Season (May to Oct) only for HP Team. Team Size: 8 Sailors.

Coach Recommendation required.


Please direct any questions to Head Race Coach Fede Donzino at fdonzino@pcyc.net.

FULL Season ONLY

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Laser Race Team

Member discount code: Member number + Last name (ex.1234Smith)

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Laser Development Team is for sailors new to the Laser and/or racing. Sailors will work toward learning proper skills and push their physical and mental capabilities while they work to refine complex sailing skills and develop their knowledge of race theory and tactics. The Development Team will work towards competing at various regattas within Ontario. Some Travel is required. Laser Radial dinghy required. (1 charter available)

Sessions available - Spring & Summer (May to Aug).

Team Size - 8 Sailors


Please direct any questions to Head Race Coach Fede Donzino at fdonzino@pcyc.net.

$4,160.00
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Spring & Summer Session

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C420 Race Team

Member discount code: Member number + Last name (ex.1234Smith)

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Students will push their physical and mental capabilities while they work to refine complex sailing skills and develop their knowledge of race theory and tactics. Students will be working toward CANSail 5/6 levels. Our teams will work towards seeking a place atop the podium at some of Ontario and Canada’s largest youth sailing regatta’s.

Team Size - 12 Sailors (6 boats) Fall training is an available option


Please direct any questions to Head Race Coach Fede Donzino at fdonzino@pcyc.net.

$745.00
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Spring Training

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Spring & Summer Session

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Summer Session

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29er High Performance Race Team

Member discount code: Member number + Last name (ex.1234Smith)

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The 29er Race Team is for experienced racers looking to sail a high tech performance boat. The sailors will work on specific skills related to the 29er with an experienced coach. The team will push themselves to be top of the fleet and qualify for CDN youth teams. Extensive travel is required for both training and regattas. Coach recommendation is required. Own boat is required.


Please direct any questions to Head Race Coach Fede Donzino at fdonzino@pcyc.net.

$5,450.00
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FULL Season ONLY

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C420
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