2020 Adult Dinghy Update
National Yacht Club is launching 2020 Adult Dinghy Learn to Sail courses beginning in August. To facilitate social distancing for COVID-19 we are asking participants to sign up with a sailing partner from within their "social circle". Participants and instructors will be required to wear appropriate PPE onshore and will remain distanced on the water. All boats and equipment will be sanitized before and after use and will be assigned to the same pair for the duration of the program.

CANSail 1&2 - Beginner Course

No Membership Required
Over four weeks, learn to sail a small responsive boat. The Sail Canada CANSail 1&2 program takes you through key sailing concepts: balance, propulsion and direction. National Yacht Club proudly offers this program in our fleet of C420s, easy to use, 14-foot instructional sailboats. Whether you’re a beginner or want to brush up on skills from the past, this course will be both challenging and rewarding. Don’t miss the boat, sign up today!
2020 Course Schedule:
  • Session F: Saturdays from 9 AM to 4 PM – August 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2020 *Session Full*
  • Session G: Mon. & Wed. from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM – August 4*, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24 & 26, 2020 *Session Full*
  • Session H: Sundays from 9 AM to 4 PM - August 9, 16, 23, & 30, 2020 *2 Spaces Remaining*
  • Session I: Saturdays & Sundays from 9 AM to 4 PM - September 12, 13, 19 & 20, 2020 *NEW SESSION*
*due to holiday Monday session moved to Tuesday
Course Fee:
$500 + HST

Register Now
Please click on the link above and fill out the registration form. Completed forms can be dropped off at the Club Office, faxed to 416-260-8780 or emailed to programs@thenyc.com.

CANSail 3&4 - Intermediate Course

No Membership Required

Over four weeks, improve your dinghy sailing and seamanship. The Sail Canada CANSail 3&4 program includes training in advanced boat handling, sail theory and terminology. Instructors also introduce the theory and practical training to fly spinnaker. National Yacht Club’s C420s are the ideal training vessels to work on intermediate dinghy sailing skills and this program is the natural continuation of the Sail Canada CANSail 1&2 standards. Participants must have completed CANSail level 2 or be able to demonstrate CANSail 2 level skills in order to register for this program.

2020 Course Schedule:
  • Session AA: Mon. & Wed. from 6 PM to 9 PM – June 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22 & 24, 2020 - CANCELLED due to COVID-19
  • Session BB: Sundays from 9 AM to 4 PM – August 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2020 - CANCELLED due to COVID-19

Please Note: Although this course covers CANSail 3&4 material, it may be difficult to achieve either level in a single session.
Course Fee:
$500 + HST

Register Now
Please click on the link above and fill out the registration form. Completed forms can be dropped off at the Club Office, faxed to 416-260-8780 or emailed to programs@thenyc.com.

Private Lessons

No Membership Required
If none of our other courses fit your schedule or you want to book a session tailored to you, we also do private lessons! Get one-on-one coaching, practice specific skills or work on elements required to complete a CANSail level. Just let us know what you want to learn!

Private lessons, semi-private lessons for two or even a private group lesson for groups of 3+ are all options. Contact us with your group size, your experience level and your preferred lesson date and time and we will try to set up a session.

Please Note: Bookings are dependent on instructor and boat availability and lessons must be a minimum of 3 hours.
Fees:
  • Private Lesson: $50 + HST per hour *Not available due to COVID-19 restrictions*
  • Semi Private Lesson: $30 + HST per hour for each person
  • Private Group Lesson: $25 + HST per hour for each person

Register Now
Please click on the link above and fill out the registration form. Completed forms can be dropped off at the Club Office, faxed to 416-260-8780 or emailed to programs@thenyc.com.