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Youth Sailing & Racing School




 I CANSail and CANSail 1&2 – Beginner Levels

CANSail 3&4 – Intermediate Levels

Opti Race Team and 420 Race Team – Intermediate to Advanced Levels

Click on the links above for details, program schedule and rates for each level.

Welcome to the National Yacht Club Sailing & Racing School

CANSail 1&2 10A FUN and AFFORDABLE Sail Canada accredited summer camp that offers introductory sailing and advanced racing programs for ages seven and up. Our CANSail certified instructors introduce kids to dinghy sailing fundamentals through games, interactive lessons and of course getting out on the water!

Our learn to sail curriculum covers CANSail levels 1 through 6, as well as the new introductory I CAN Sail level. For advanced level sailors we have a competitive race program that travels to regattas around the province.

Participants sail on our fleet of Club owned Optimist and 420 dinghies. On-water sessions are taught in small groups to ensure quality instruction and safety. Off the water activities include exploring the Toronto Island beaches and neighbouring parks, exciting sailing games, instructional sailing theory and much more! With our convenient downtown Toronto location National Yacht Club is easily accessibleCANSail 1&2 by both car and public transportation.

To provide safe, affordable, and fun sailing instruction that meets Sail Canada standards and emphasizes performance in sailing. Young sailors will learn the fundamentals for a lifelong participation in the sport.

Since the National Yacht Club Sailing & Racing School’s inception in 1955 it’s aim has been to produce CANSail 5&6 6first-rate sailors through quality instruction and enjoyment of the sport. NYC S&RS alumni have gone on to become CANSail instructors, compete as members of the Ontario Sailing Team, Canadian Sailing Team and at the Olympics.

For more information regarding the National Yacht Club Sailing & Racing School please contact:

Amelia Leeksma at or 416-260-8686 ext.32


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