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Sailing School - 2023

Our Learn to Sail Mission: Promote the sport of sailing and sailing skill development in youth and adults through qualified instruction of CANSail curriculum in a safe, positive environment.

June Weekends - Introductory Youth Sailing

On each weekend throughout June, DYC is offering introductory sailing programs  focusing on the ICANSail and CANSail I & II instruction.  Saturdays will be for sailors ages 7-11 and Sundays will be for sailors ages 12-17. All weekend courses will start at 10am and run until 4pm.  Sailors will meet the instructors at Lakeside beach in an area near the water behind the park washrooms.

Summer Weekdays -  Youth Sailing Programs 

Throughout July and August DYC will be offering weekday sailing programs in one and two-week durations.  Each day is from 9am until 4pm. Sailors will meet the instructors at the Learn to Sail building by the DYC clubhouse.  See our course selection page for more  details.

Adult Evening Keelboat Lessons

In June, July and August, DYC offers evening instruction for adults.  Courses run each Tuesday and  Thursday of the month from 6pm until 9pm.  See our course selection page for more details.  

For required forms to accompany registration click here

Sign Up

Our sailing school fills up quickly, so best to sign up soon. The complete list of courses and course availability is online.

Get the Handbook

The DYC Learn to Sail handbook includes the rules and regulations of the junior program.  Once you have decided to register please read the handbook.


Required waivers and forms should then be printed , signed and returned to the DYC office or electronically signed and sent to  No sailor will be allowed on the water until the forms have been submitted.

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