Set Sail This Summer!

Open to Non-Members. Age 7+
Our fun and affordable Sail Canada accredited summer camp offers introductory sailing and advanced racing programs for ages seven and up. Our CANSail certified instructors introduce kids to dinghy sailing fundamentals through games, interactive lessons and of course getting out on the water!

Our learn to sail curriculum covers CANSail levels 1 through 6, as well as the introductory I CAN Sail level. For advanced level sailors we have competitive Opti and 420 race programs that travel to regattas around the province.

Participants sail on our fleet of Club owned Optimist, SailCube, RS Quest and C420 dinghies. On-water sessions are taught in small groups to ensure quality instruction and safety. Off the water activities include exploring the Toronto Island beaches and neighbouring parks, exciting sailing games, instructional sailing theory and much more! With our convenient downtown Toronto location National Yacht Club is easily accessible by both car and public transportation.
Mission:
To provide safe, affordable, and fun sailing instruction that meets Sail Canada standards and emphasizes performance in sailing. Young sailors will learn the fundamentals for a lifelong participation in the sport.

Background:
Since the National Yacht Club Sailing & Racing School’s inception in 1955 it’s aim has been to produce first-rate sailors through quality instruction and enjoyment of the sport. NYC S&RS alumni have gone on to become CANSail instructors, compete as members of the Ontario Sailing Team, Canadian Sailing Team and at the Olympics.

The 2020 Experience at NYC's Sailing & Racing School
National Yacht Club’s sailing and racing school will begin summer activities Monday, July 13th, 2020 in accordance with provincial regulations. We will be operating at reduced capacity to facilitate social distancing and will be implementing protocols aimed at reducing the spread of COVID-19. 

Our focus remains ensuring safe, engaging, and fun programming for introductory, intermediate, and advanced sailors aged 7 and up. Based on the size and logistical requirements of our program, we have determined that operating at reduced capacity on a minimum of a two-week basis will allow our instructors and athletes to engage with the material and develop an appreciation for sailing while limiting the possibility of COVID-19 transmission. 

Sailors and coaches will be required to wear the appropriate PPE onshore and will remain distanced on the water. All boats and equipment will be sanitized before use and will be assigned to one sailor for the duration of their time at National. Each group will operate independently and will have their own designated zone which will limit the opportunity for cross-group contact. 

While we are all working very hard to ensure a safe return to camp, we will continue to provide high-quality sailing instruction adhering to Sail Canada standards.

Concussion Information - Rowan's Law

Find out more about NYC's Concussion Policy online here.



Contact Us!
For more information regarding the National Yacht Club Sailing & Racing School please contact:

Amelia Leeksma at programs@thenyc.com or 416-260-8686 ext.32