Learn To Sail

COVID-19 Registration Policies:

As of June 30, 2021, the province is entering Step 2 of reopening which will allow all sailing programs to proceed within the following guidelines: 

  • Team sports (instruction, practice, and competition) can proceed as long as there is no likelihood of sustained physical contact between participants – meaning that you are allowed to sail in boats with others as long as you ensure there is no sustained and engaged physical contact.
  • While doing outdoor sports, masks are not needed. Following best practices of maintaining distance and wearing masks at other times (such as in preparation and post sport activity) is encouraged.
  • All sailors on the same boat are no longer required to be from the same household.

BYC is committed to running safe and fun programs this summer and will continue to update our safety measures and protocols in order to ensure a safe environment for all sailors, staff, and volunteers. 

Learning to Sail Leads to a Lifetime of Joy

The Barrie Yacht Club Sailing School is the largest on Lake Simcoe and has been teaching sailing for decades. 

The BYC offers quality, affordable learn-to-sail programs designed for all levels and age groups using Sail Canada’s CANSail programming.  With a variety of programs for youth and adults, including learning on dinghies, lasers and keelboats, our programs offer something for everyone. You do not need to be a club member to enroll. 

Our program features Sail Canada certified instructors with an emphasis on practical sailing on the water as well as sailing theory, rigging and boat maintenance.

Some of our sailors have gone on to compete at the Provincial level, internationally and in the Olympics.   

Begin or continue to learn and develop your passion for sailing at the BYC

Sailing Programs

2 sailboats launching at the Barrie Yacht Club

Youth Sailing Lessons

2 sailboats launching at the Barrie Yacht Club

Adult Sailing Lessons

2 sailboats launching at the Barrie Yacht Club

Discover Sailing

2 sailboats launching at the Barrie Yacht Club

Instructors

2 sailboats launching at the Barrie Yacht Club

Licencing / General Courses

Get Out On The Water And Learn To Sail