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Adult Start Keelboat Sailing

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COVID INFO: Courses subject to health restrictions. Courses subject to change or cancellation

Registrations will be put on wait list. If health restrictions allow course to be run, spots will be allocated on first come, first serve basis. (Up to 4 participants possible, subject to restrictions)


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

$575.00
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3 Weeks - Tuesday & Thursday Evening 6-9pm

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Adult CANSail Dinghy

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COVID-19 INFO: Classes subject to Covid restrictions. Courses subject to change or cancellation


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

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

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4 Weeks - Tuesday & Thursday Evening 6-9pm

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4 Weeks - Tuesday & Thursday Evening 6-9pm

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Adult Basic Cruising

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Registrations will be put on wait list. If health restrictions allow course to be run, spots will be allocated on first come, first serve basis. (Up to 4 participants possible, subject to restrictions)


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

$850.00
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4 Weeks - Monday & Wednesday Evenings 6-9pm

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4 Weeks - Monday & Wednesday Evenings 6-9pm

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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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Wet Feet (ages 5-7)

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COVID UPDATE: Courses subject to health restrictions. Courses subject to change or cancellation

(Up to 14 participants possible, subject to restrictions)

Waitlist: All those who register will be added to a waitlist due to Covid uncertainty. Once summer sessions are confirmed you will be added to the program and your credit card will be charged.

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 Program Included. & National Lifesaving Society swimming lessons are included in this fun program

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

Registration for this session will have PCYC member priority until February

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1 Week Program - 9am to 4pm

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4 Day course starting Tuesday due to Holiday

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$400.00
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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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COVID INFO: Courses subject to health restrictions. Courses subject to change or cancellation

(Up to 20 participants possible, subject to restrictions)

*Waitlist: All those who register will be added to a waitlist due to Covid uncertainty. Once summer sessions are confirmed you will be added to the program and your credit card will be charged.

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. Time will be spent in our onsite pool addressing water safety to insure participants are comfortable on and about the lake. Lunch Program included.

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

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

Registration for this session will have PCYC member priority until February

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Course starts Tuesday Aug 2nd - 2 Week Course - Monday-Friday 9am to 4pm

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Course starts Tuesday Aug 2nd - 2 Week Course - Monday-Friday 9am to 4pm

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

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COVID INFO: Courses subject to health restrictions. Courses subject to change or cancellation

(Up to 20 participants possible, subject to restrictions)

Waitlist: All those who register will be added to a waitlist due to Covid uncertainty. Once summer sessions are confirmed you will be added to the program and your credit card will be charged.

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. Time will be spent in our onsite pool addressing water safety to insure participants are comfortable on and about the lake. Lunch Program included.

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

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

Registration for this session will have PCYC member priority until February

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Course starts Tuesday Aug 2nd - 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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CANSail 3/4

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COVID INFO: Courses subject to health restrictions. Courses subject to change or cancellation

(Up to 14/session participants possible, subject to restrictions)

Waitlist: All those who register will be added to a waitlist due to Covid uncertainty. Once summer sessions are confirmed you will be added to the program and your credit card will be charged.

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 Program Included

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

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Course starts Tuesday Aug 2nd - 4 Week Course - Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm

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Optimist Learn to Race/Green Fleet

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Waitlist: All those who register will be added to a waitlist due to Covid uncertainty. Once summer sessions are confirmed you will be added to the program and your credit card will be charged.

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.

REGATTAS SUBJECT TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS. MUST have completed CANSail 1 or coach recommended

*Own Optimist preferred* - Some charters available

Course subject to health restrictions, change or cancellation

2 Week course

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2 Week course

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Note - starts on Tuesday due to Monday holiday

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2 Week Course

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Optimist Development Race Team

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Waitlist: All those who register will be added to a waitlist due to Covid uncertainty. Once summer sessions are confirmed you will be added to the program and your credit card will be charged.

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.

Regattas subject to COVID-19 restrictions. Spring and/or Fall training is an available option

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

Course subject to health restrictions, change or cancellation

SPRING & SUMMER Session

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JULY Session

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AUGUST Session - Starts on Tuesday Aug 2nd

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Optimist High Performance Race Team

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Waitlist: All those who register will be added to a waitlist due to Covid uncertainty. Once summer sessions are confirmed you will be added to the program and your credit card will be charged.

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. Regattas and travel subject to COVID-19 restrictions

Coach Recommendation required.

Course subject to health restrictions, change or cancellation

FULL Season ONLY

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Laser Development Race Team

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Waitlist: All those who register will be added to a waitlist due to Covid uncertainty. Once summer sessions are confirmed you will be added to the program and your credit card will be charged.

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 - 4 week July or Aug, and Spring & Summer (May to Aug). Regattas subject to COVID-19 restrictions

Team Size - 8 Sailors

Course subject to health restrictions, change or cancellation

Spring & Summer Session

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JULY Session

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AUGUST Session - Starts Tuesday Aug 2nd

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Laser High Performance Race Team

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Waitlist: All those who register will be added to a waitlist due to Covid uncertainty. Once summer sessions are confirmed you will be added to the program and your credit card will be charged.

The Laser High Performance team is our top ranked sailors that will train a full season. The Team will be coached by a top international coach and will focus on developing skills that will allow them to compete at the top of the fleet. Training will start in May and end October. Travel to high level regattas will be part of the team. Full Season (May to Oct) only for HP Team Travel and regattas subject to COVID-19 restrictions. Coach recommendation required. Team Size: Max 8

Course subject to health restrictions, change or cancellation

Full Season ONLY

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C420 Race Team

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Waitlist: All those who register will be added to a waitlist due to Covid uncertainty. Once summer sessions are confirmed you will be added to the program and your credit card will be charged.

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.

Sessions available - 4 week in July or August, Spring & Summer (May to Aug) Regattas subject to COVID-19 restrictions

Coach Recommendation required. Team Size - 12 Sailors (6 boats) Spring and/or Fall training is an available option

Course subject to health restrictions, change or cancellation

Spring & Summer Session

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JULY Session

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AUGUST Session - Starts Aug 2nd

29er High Performance Race Team

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Waitlist: All those who register will be added to a waitlist due to Covid uncertainty. Once summer sessions are confirmed you will be added to the program and your credit card will be charged.

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. Regatta and travel subject to COVID-19 restrictions.

Course subject to health restrictions, change or cancellation

FULL Season ONLY

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Spring Training

Early Season training for our those on the Race Team. Optimist, Laser, 420 or 29er Own boat required. Training will start latest first weekend in May, subject to weather. Some weeknight training may be scheduled in addition.

Optimist - Spring training

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Laser/ILCA - Spring training

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C420 - Spring training

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29er - Spring training

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Optimist Winter Training Program

Family Day Training Camp

  • Coconut Grove, (Miami) FL (TBC)
  • Min 4 sailors
  • Subject to COVID restrictions
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March Break Training Camp

  • Coconut Grove, (Miami) FL (TBC)
  • Min 4 sailors
  • Subject to COVID restrictions
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Miami Sailing Week

  • Coconut Grove SC, (Miami) FL (TBC)
  • Min 4 sailors
  • Subject to COVID restrictions
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ILCA/Laser Winter Training Program

West Marine US Open Series regatta

  • Dates and price TBC (not available at this time)
  • 1 day training + regatta
  • Location: Ft. Lauderdale FL (TBC)
  • min 4 sailors
  • Subject to COVID restrictions
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West Marine US Open Series regatta

  • Dates and price TBC (not available at this time)
  • 1 day training + regatta
  • Location: Clearwater FL (TBC)
  • Min 4 Sailors
  • Subject to COVID restricitions
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Mid-Winters East regatta

  • Training Date Mar 9
  • Regatta Mar 10-13
  • Location: St. Petersburg FL (TBC)
  • Min 4 sailors
  • Subject to COVID restrictions
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March Break Training Camp

  • Coconut Grove, (Miami) FL (TBC)
  • Min 4 sailors
  • Subject to COVID restrictions
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Miami Sailing Week

  • Coconut Grove SC, (Miami) FL (TBC)
  • Min 4 sailors
  • Subject to COVID restrictions

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29er Winter Training Program

West Marine US Open Series regatta

  • Dates and price TBC (not available at this time)
  • 1 day training + regatta
  • Location: Clearwater FL (TBC)
  • Min 4 Sailors
  • Subject to COVID restrictions

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Mid Winters Regatta East

  • Training Date Feb 18
  • Regatta Feb 19-21
  • Location: US Sailing Centre Miami FL (TBC)
  • Min 4 Sailors
  • Subject to COVID restrictions

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SKIFF Generation regatta #4

  • Training Feb 11, Regatta Mar 12-13
  • Miami FL (TBC)
  • Min 4 sailors required
  • Subject to Covid restrictions
  • price per sailor
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March Break Training Camp

  • Coconut Grove, (Miami) FL (TBC)
  • Min 4 sailors
  • Subject to COVID restrictions
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i420 Winter Training Program

i420 Mid Winters

  • Training Feb 17-18
  • Regatta Feb 19-21
  • Coconut Grove SC, Miami FL
  • Min 4 sailors required
  • Subject to Covid restrictions
  • Price TBC (per sailor)
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Miami Sailing Week

  • Coconut Grove SC, (Miami) FL (TBC)
  • Min 4 sailors
  • Subject to COVID restrictions
  • Price TBC (per sailor)
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