Barrie Yacht Club Sailing School Sessions

The Barrie Yacht Club Sailing School has been teaching sailing for over 20 years.  It is the largest sailing school on Lake Simcoe. 

Sailing School Cancelled 

Under the advice of Ontario Sailing and the Board we have made the decision to cancel the Sailing School for the summer of 2020. We have considered many options but due to safety concerns, we do not see a possible outcome where we can maintain a safe social distance while running a sailing school. For the health of our students, instructors and volunteers we have decided to cancel. We hope to see you next year. 

Youth Sailing Programs - Ages 8 - 17

Entering into our program will have your child (or you!) working towards a CanSail level through the Ontario Sailing Association.  All our instructors are fully qualified CanSail Instructors.  Not only will your child learn how to sail Vibes, Lasers, Laser II's or 420's - they will enjoy fun and games in a safe environment.  From Olympic day to pyjama day, two weeks of Sailing School will be the most fun your child will have all summer!  Parents are encouraged to join in the fun on the last day of the session to sail with your child.

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Adult Sailing Programs - Ages 17+

We also offer an adult sailing program which are an excellent opportunity to introduce the older folks to the exciting world of sailing. The adult learn to sail program are a “low pressure” approach to sailing that combines classroom sessions with on the water sailing. These are an excellent introduction to the sport of sailing as they provide the fundamentals of boat handling and sail trim in a fun and easy to learn atmosphere.  

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