Junior Learn to Sail

Another year has now past us and we are starting to plan for our 2025 season. Check back here for more up to date information. Registration for Members is open now! If you would like to register your child please contact jsdirector@northernyachtclub.ca to get a link and discount code. If you would like to become a member to have exclusive early registration and membership discounts call the club today to start this process to ensure you will have your discount code prior to registration. Non-Member registration will start in May.

We are looking for volunteers! If you would like to volunteer please email us at jsdirector@northernyachtclub.ca

Northern Yacht Club offers a top notch, fun-filled junior sail program during the summer months of July and August. There are weekly sessions being offered in 2024. The sessions run from Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4pm. Each Friday the Learn to Sail program hosts a fun day, during which the sailors participate in sailing and swimming. Instruction is provided by Sail Canada certified instructors. The curriculum covers Sail Canada CANSail 1 to CANSail 4 levels. Certification is offered upon completion of each level. Children must be at least 5 years old and completed grade primary.

The Wet Feet program is designed to provide a safe and fun early introduction to sailing for ages 5-8. This course, will teach the fundamentals of dinghy sailing through fun games and activities. Lunchtime supervision is provided. Sailors can register for one week or several.

The program places an emphasis on safety, fun, and friendship, while also providing the children with a lifetime of memories. The Learn to Sail program uses different types of dinghies: King Fisher Pram, International Optimist, Laser Picos, Club 420 and more. The Learn to Sail facility recently underwent a major renovation, providing the program with up to date equipment and a safe environment.

Wet Feet: (Ages 5-8) The Wet Feet program is designed to provide a safe and fun early introduction to sailing for ages 5-8 *Completion of grade primary required

CANSail 1&2: (ages 8-16) Introductory program with a focus on fun, safety, and fundamental skills in any type of boat (single/ double handed).  Fundamental stage of the Learn to Sail Dinghy.

CANSail 3&4: (ages 10-16) Progressively builds and develops skills learned in CANSail 1&2, with a focus on keeping the sailor engaged with stage appropriate challenges and learning. Applied skill acquisition in any type of boat (single / double handed). Learn to Sail Fast stage of the Learn to Sail Dinghy.

We hope to see you on the water this year!

Anyone wanting to be involved with Junior Sailing, whether it be on the board or volunteering your time, is asked please to contact our director at jsdirector@northernyachtclub.ca or leave a message at the club (902-794-9121). As the Junior Sailing program is extremely important to our youth, the yacht club and the community, your assistance is needed and appreciated.