2021 Adult Dinghy Update
NYC's ability to run in person training in 2021 will be subject to COVID-19 restrictions as established by relevant government authorities. In the event of course cancellations - full refund will be issued.  Based on our 2020 experience, we are asking participants to sign up with a sailing partner from their household.

Beginner Course

No Membership Required

Over four weeks, learn to sail a small responsive boat. In our beginner level program, our Sail Canada certified instructor will introduce you to key sailing concepts: balance, propulsion and direction at a CANSail 1 and 2 level. National Yacht Club proudly offers this program in our fleet of C420s, easy to use, 14-foot instructional sailboats. 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!

Based on the successful operation of our adult dinghy learn to sail programs in 2020, we will again request that participants sign up for the program with a sailing partner from their household. Participants will sail with their designated sailing partner exclusively.

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.

2021 Course Schedule:
Session A - Saturdays - 9 AM to 4 PM - June 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2021 *FULL! - Waitlist Available*
Session B - Sundays - 9 AM to 4 PM - June 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2021
Session C - Saturdays - 9 AM to 4 PM - July 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2021
Session D - Sundays - 9 AM to 4 PM - July 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2021
Session E - Mon/Wed - 6 PM to 9 PM - July 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26 & 28, 2021
Session F - Saturdays - 9 AM to 4 PM - August 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2021
Session G - Sundays - 9 AM to 4 PM - August 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2021
Session H - Mon/Wed - 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM - August 3*, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23 & 25, 2021
Session I - Sat/Sun - 9 AM to 4 PM - September 11, 12, 18 & 19, 2021

Course Fee:
$525 + HST

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To inquire about 2021 programming please email 
programs@thenyc.com or call 416-260-8686 ext 32.

Intermediate Course

No Membership Required - Prerequisite CANSail 1

Over four weeks, improve your dinghy sailing and seamanship. In our intermediate level program, our Sail Canada certified instructor will build on boat handling, sail theory and terminology taught in CANSail 1 and will introduce more advanced sailing skills such as spinnaker, trapeze and introductory level racing on National Yacht Club’s fleet of C420 dinghies. This program is the natural continuation of our "Beginner" level and 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.

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

2021 Course Schedule:
Session AA - Mon/Wed - 6 PM to 9 PM - June 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28 & 30, 2021

Course Fee:
$525 + HST

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To inquire about 2021 programming please email programs@thenyc.com or call 416-260-8686 ext 32.

Private Lessons

No Membership Required

If none of our other courses fit your schedule or you want to book a session tailored to you, we also do private lessons! Get one-on-one coaching, practice specific skills or work on elements required to complete a CANSail level. Just let us know what you want to learn!

Private lessons, semi-private lessons for two or even a private group lesson for groups of 3+ are all options. Contact us with your group size, your experience level and your preferred lesson date and time and we will try to set up a session.

Please Note: Bookings are dependent on instructor and boat availability and lessons must be a minimum of 3 hours.

Fees:
  • Private Lesson: $50 + HST per hour *Not available due to COVID-19 restrictions*
  • Semi Private Lesson: $30 + HST per hour for each person
  • Private Group Lesson: $25 + HST per hour for each person
Register Now

To inquire about 2021 programming please email programs@thenyc.com or call 416-260-8686 ext 32.