Beginner Course

No Prerequisites or Previous Experience Required

Learn to sail a small responsive boat in our fun and comprehensive four-week beginner level program. Designed to introduce first time sailors to the sport, in this course you will be introduced to fundamental sailing skills including - how a sailboat works, how to steer, basic maneuvers, sailing terminology, important safety considerations and more.

Participants will sail in two-person 14-foot sailboats and for the 2022 season we are excited to offer this program in our brand-new fleet of RS Quests! Lessons are taught by our enthusiastic and professional Sail Canada certified instructors at a CANSail 1 and CANSail 2 level.

Whether you’re a beginner or want to brush up on skills from the past, this course will be both challenging and rewarding. Don’t miss the boat, sign up today!

COVID-19 Policy: Please note that all participants must be fully vaccinated with an approved COVID-19 vaccine to participate. Proof of full vaccination with enhanced QR code must be submitted with registration form to be processed.

Please Note: Although theoretical material from both CANSail 1 and CANSail 2 levels is covered during the course, there is no guarantee that participants will achieve both levels.

2022 Course Schedule:
Session A - Saturdays - 9 AM to 4 PM - June 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2022 *SESSION FULL - Waitlist Available*
Session B - Sundays - 9 AM to 4 PM - June 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2022 *SESSION FULL - Waitlist Available*
Session C - Mon/Wed - 6 PM to 9 PM - July 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25 & 27, 2022 *SESSION FULL - Waitlist Available*
Session D - Saturdays - 9 AM to 4 PM - July 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2022 *SESSION FULL - Waitlist Available*
Session E - Sundays - 9 AM to 4 PM - July 10, 17, 24 & 31, 2022 *SESSION FULL - Waitlist Available*
Session F - Mon/Wed - 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM - August 2*, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22 & 24, 2022 *SESSION FULL - Waitlist Available*
Session G - Saturdays - 9 AM to 4 PM - August 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2022 *SESSION FULL - Waitlist Available*
Session H - Sundays - 9 AM to 4 PM - August 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2022 *SESSION FULL - Waitlist Available*

Course Fee:
NYC Member Rate - $500 + HST
Non-Member Rate - $550 + HST


Register Now

To inquire about 2022 programming please email 
programs@thenyc.com or call 416-260-8686 ext 32.

Intermediate Course

Prerequisite Experience Required - CANSail 1 Minimum
Improve your dinghy sailing and seamanship in our four-week intermediate level program. Our Sail Canada certified instructors will help you build on your boat handling skills learned in CANSail 1, teach additional sail theory and introduce you to more advanced sailing skills like - how to fly spinnaker downwind, how to trapeze to promote better boat balance in heavy wind and introductory level racing.

The Intermediate course is taught on National Yacht Club’s fleet of two-person C420 dinghies. This program is a natural continuation of our "Beginner" level and is perfect for those looking to take their dinghy sailing to the next level and develop a solid foundation in the sport. Participants must have completed CANSail level 1 or be able to demonstrate CANSail 1 level skills in order to register for this program.

COVID-19 Policy: Please note that all participants must be fully vaccinated with an approved COVID-19 vaccine to participate. Proof of full vaccination with enhanced QR code must be submitted with registration form to be processed.

Please Note: Although this course covers CANSail 2 and CANSail 3 material, it may be difficult to achieve either level in a single session.

2022 Course Schedule:
Session IA - Mon/Wed - 6 PM to 9 PM - June 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 & 29, 2022 *1 SPACE REMAINING*
Session IB - Sat/Sun - 9 PM to 4 PM - September 10, 11, 17 & 18, 2022

Course Fee:
NYC Member Rate - $500 + HST
Non-Member Rate - $550 + HST


Register Now

To inquire about 2022 programming please email programs@thenyc.com or call 416-260-8686 ext 32.