CANSail 1 & CANSail 2

2-Week Beginner Program

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 independence and confidence on the water. Our certified instructors teach participants the skills required to skipper their own boat, including steering and boat control, knot tying, weather and sailing terminology.

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+.

2022 Course Schedule:
Session 1 – July 4 to 15, 2022 *FULL! - Waitlist Available*
Session 2 – July 18 to 29, 2022 *FULL! - Waitlist Available*
Session 3 – August 2 to 12, 2022* *FULL! - Waitlist Available*
Session 4 – August 15 to 26, 2022 *FULL! - Waitlist Available* 
* There will be no classes on the Civic Holiday – August 1, 2022

*If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please fill out our registration form and submit - no payment information required to be placed on the waitlist.* 

2022 Course Fee:
Non-Member Rate – $695 per session
NYC Member Rate – $625 per session
*9-Day Session Non-Member Rate – $625 per session

*9-Day Session NYC Member Rate – $560 per session

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy:

We require that participants 12 years or older be fully vaccinated with an approved COVID-19 vaccine to participate. Proof of full vaccination must be submitted with registration form. Currently, Students aged 11 and under are not required to have proof of vaccination to participate, however in anticipation of a requirement that may come forward, parents are advised to indicate the registrant will be fully vaccinated and/or attach proof of current vaccination status with registration form.

Program Hours:
NYC Sailing & Racing School’s drop-off hours are between 8:00-9:30 AM and pick-up hours are between 3:30-5:00 PM based on the group your child is enrolled in. To reduce interactions between cohorts drop off and pick up times will be staggered.

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 for an additional $70 per week.

If you have any questions or would like more information regarding the National Yacht Club Sailing & Racing School please contact or 416-260-8686 ext.32