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Sudbury Yacht Club - Sailing school

  • Tuesday, Mar 10, 2020
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Welcome to the Sudbury Yacht Club's Sailing School Day Camp home page.

The Sudbury Yacht Club’ Sailing School offers hand's on sailing lessons for both youth and adults. Programs meet the CANSAIL national teaching standards. Learning to sail at the Sudbury Yacht Club prepares you to sail anywhere in the world.

Youth program

Youth sailing camps run for five days from 9 am to 4 pm daily.

The day camp provides an opportunity for your children to explore sailing on beautiful Ramsey Lake, and in our clubhouse classroom.

The program focuses on having fun, safe sailing using our fleet of 2 person 420 dinghies.

Through these experiences, the participants will become familiar with basic sailing and allow them to be certified as CANSAIL sailors.

Sudbury Yacht Club Sailing School boats

2020 Youth Camp Schedule - ages 9 to 15

Sessions start June 29th and end Aug. 21st.

1 week Camp (introduction)

DatesSession registration
June 29 - July 03*register for session YC1
July 06 - July 10register for session YC2
July 13 - July 17register for session YC3
July 20 - July 24register for session YC4
July 27 - July 31register for session YC5
August 03 - August 07register for session YC6
August 10 - August 14register for session YC7
August 17 - August 21register for session YC8
August 24 - August 28register for session YC9
DatesSession registration
June 29 - July 10*register for session YW1
July 13 - July 24register for session YW2
July 27 - August 07register for session YW3
August 10 - August 21register for session YW4

You can check course availability and register using the secure checklick online service at Sudbury Yacht Club Sailing School Checklick Registration

Our Values

  • RESPECT of others, procedures, rules and our equipment; be a good sport!
  • SAFETY in all what we do;
  • TEAM WORK because it is a lot more fun!
  • INCLUSIVENESS because each person has unique abilities, and everyone can learn.

Our Priorities

  • To be SAFE
  • To have FUN
  • To develop SKILLS

Our Instructors

Safety comes first when on the water which is why all Sailing School instructors are CANSAIL certified.

Sudbury Sailing Instructors

The instructors will also, once you've completed a course, register you in the CANSAIL national database. This will allow you to demonstrate your sailing certification at any other participating Sailing School/Club.

Course pre-requisites

  • Students must know how to swim and be comfortable in the water;
  • Students must have a Ministry of Transportation or Canadian Coast Guard approved Personal Floatation Device (PDF)/life jacket that fits properly;
  • Students should bring to class every day appropriate: swim-wear, towels, waterproof sunscreen, hat, sunglasses and closed-toed shoes that can get wet;
    • A refillable water bottle;
    • A long sleeve shirt (synthetic) is recommended to protect from the sun;
    • Have at least one complete change of dry clothes;
    • Dress for the forecasted weather (but try to avoid anything cotton): jacket, rainwear, windproof jacket;
  • Students are required to bring their own peanut free lunches; Food is not available on the property.

More information is provided in this handy Parents/Guardians’ guide to the SYC Sailing CampWe ask that you, as a parent or guardian, review this information and sign the release forms included in the document prior to your first course.

The SYC, as part of its safety program, requests that you review the following concussion awareness information.

The SYC follows the Sail Canada approved concussion protocol. Sail Canada Logo