Youth Sailing School

Youth Programs at BYC

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. 

BYC sailing school offers a day camp, clinics and off-season training. Enrolling your child in our program will allow them to work towards a CANSail level through the Ontario Sailing Association

You do not need to be a member to enrol in our sailing school.

BYC has a long tradition of great coaches, amazing waters and the best location on Kempenfelt Bay to learn to sail.. All our instructors are fully qualified CanSail Instructors. The school owns a fleet of boats, ranging from Opti-style prams to 420s for race training, plus motorized safety boats.

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.

Parents be assured that the coaches are not your typical camp instructors. Coaches have spent years training as sailors and achieved national instructor certification through Sail Canada. Certification includes everything from first aid, water safety, teaching, lesson planning, leadership and most importantly sailing.

Using Sail Canada’s CANSail programming – our instructors maximize as much time on the water as possible with an emphasis on practical sailing as well as sailing theory, rigging and boat maintenance. More importantly, our instructors and coaches teach their lessons by doing and showing rather than talking and testing.

From Olympic day to pyjama day, two weeks of Sailing School will be the most fun your child will have all summer!

Our monthly graduating sailpast tradition is a fun night for parents and campers to get together. All parents are encouraged to join in the fun and sail with your child.

CANSail Courses

2 sailboats launching at the Barrie Yacht Club
adult sailing on Kempenfelt Bay in Barrie Ontario
3 sailboats sailing on Kempenfelt Bay in Barrie Ontario

Youth Sailing Camp

2 sailboats launching at the Barrie Yacht Club
Camp Life
adult sailing on Kempenfelt Bay in Barrie Ontario

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