Member Exclusive Early Bird Registration Opens - December 14, 2022
Past Participant Early Bird Registration Opens - January 11, 2023
New Camper Registration Opens - January 18, 2023

CANSail 1 & CANSail 2

2-Week Beginner Program - Minimum Age 7

In our two-week CANSail 1 or CANSail 2 program participants will sail on NYC's fleet of SailCube, Optimist or RS Quest dinghies. Our beginner programs emphasize fun, safety and building the independence and confidence beginner sailors need on the water. Our certified instructors teach participants the basic skills required to skipper their own boat, including steering and boat control, knot tying, weather, sailing terminology and more!

There are no previous sailing experience is required for CANSail 1. To qualify for the CANSail 2 level program, sailors must have achieved their CANSail 1 level. This program is perfect for youth aged 7 to 12+.

2023 Course Schedule:
Session 1 – July 4 to 14, 2023* *FULL! WAITLIST AVAILABLE*
Session 2 – July 17 to 28, 2023 *FULL! WAITLIST AVAILABLE*
Session 3 – July 31 to August 11, 2023* *FULL! WAITLIST AVAILABLE*
Session 4 – August 14 to 25, 2023 *FULL! WAITLIST AVAILABLE*

* There will be no classes on the Canada Day Holiday - July 3, 2023 or the Civic Holiday - August 7, 2023

2023 Course Fee:
Non-Member Rate – $730 per session
NYC Member Rate – $655 per session
*9-Day Session Non-Member Rate – $655 per session

*9-Day Session NYC Member Rate – $590 per session

Program Hours:
NYC Sailing & Racing School’s drop-off hours are between 8:45-9:00 AM and pick-up hours are between 4:00-4:15 PM. You may opt-in to the Extended Hours program from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM during registration or allow your child to self-sign out (participant must leave Club property).

Lunch Program:
Why pack a lunch when we can make one for you? Sign up for our optional lunch program and NYC’s dining room will put together a delicious meal for your child, including a nutritious lunch and healthy snack.

Due to the nature of this service, we may not be able to accommodate food allergies or special dietary restrictions. We do not recommend the lunch program for children who are picky eaters, and we strongly recommend sending additional snacks and a refillable water bottle with your child as they are active throughout the day.


If you have any questions or would like more information regarding the National Yacht Club Sailing & Racing School please contact sailingschool@thenyc.com or 416-260-8686 ext. 232