Youth Sailing School

Youth Camps & Programs at BYC

BYC sailing school offers day camp, clinics and off-season training. Enrolling your child in our programs 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.

2021 Sailing School Information & Dates

Select your child’s CANSail level to learn more about the individual programs, dates and pricing.

*Recommended for ages 8+


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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