Registration, Information and Policies

August 2020

The Provincial and local regulations regarding COVID 19 have caused us to greatly limit class sizes. Also we have made the decission to limit the age of our students. The minimum age for sail training is 8 years old for 2020.

Please note that at this time the club is closed to guests and the general public therefore we are only offering sail training to those who are members of SYC. We are monitoring the situation closely and when the province opens 'Phase 3' in Sarnia this MAY change. Please check back often and/or watch our facebook page.

With the exception of Opti Race we will only be offering full day programs in order to limit potential exposure and to better facilitate contact tracing. 

There will be a code of conduct for students to follow regarding social distancting and safety expectations. There will be zero tolerance for non compliance.

Morning attendance will include health screening and any student that shows signs of being ill will be sent home. Please, if your child is unwell do not bring them to SYC.

Below is the provincial guidelines for 'Summer Day Camps' that we are required to follow.

I recomend reviewing this document as it outlines the steps we will be following at a minimum to keep your child safe.



Race Team/Opti Race

Learn To Sail






What to bring

Sailing by its nature is an outdoor sport and students are subject to the elements. Therefore it is important that students dress weather appropriate for their comfort and safety. Students will be both in and on the water and in the sun for a good portion of the day. As sailing can be a physical activity, being properly prepared will ensure that it is also a fun activity.

Students should at a minimum have:

  • Bathing suit and towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Shorts
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Refillable water bottle (ideally with a carabiner or lanyard to attach to the boat)
  • Extra dry clothes
  • A long sleeve shirt (not cotton) is recommended (for warmth and for sun protection)
  • On rainy days - rain jacket and extra layer (fleece) of clothing

Students are required to have close toed shoes and a life jacket approved by either Transport Canada, Canadian Coast Guard, or Fisheries and Oceans Canada.


Students are encouraged to bring a healthy ‘trash free’ lunch, packed in individual containers and clearly marked with the students name.

Personal belongings

Students should label their belongings and valuables should not be brought to class. It is very easy to lose items overboard and Sarnia Sail Training cannot be held responsible for valuables left in the building/yard or on the docks. Students are asked to not use electronic devices during lessons. Please leave your devices at home where they are safe or in your bags.



Privacy Policy

There will be no disclosure of personal information ‘without consent’, except as may be required or permitted by law, as necessary for the safety of the individual or others in the case of an emergency.

Refund Policy

Sarnia Sail Training operates entirely from the fees received from enrolments and donations/fundraising. The employment of our instructors is based upon the number of students that are enrolled. Please review our refund policy to avoid any possible concerns.

Notice of cancellation must be made at least 4 weeks prior to the start of the enrolled session to receive a full refund.

  • Notice of cancellation after that time will result in a 50% refund.
  • After the session begins, refunds will only be considered for students that have sustained an injury or who have become ill either of which restricts the student from continuing. These refunds are prorated.
  • All refunds are subject to a $40 cancellation fee.

Student Conduct

Sarnia Sail Training is committed to providing our students with a safe, respectful and inclusive environment to learn. Our goal is to promote learning, self-confidence, teamwork and a love for sailing. We have a zero tolerance policy towards bullying, disrespectful and inappropriate behaviour. We expect students to respect the rights and dignity of fellow students and Coaches at all times.

Examples of unacceptable behavior:

  • Using profanity, vulgarity or obscenies
  • Stealing or damaging property (personal or SST property)
  • Refusal to participate in activities or cooperate with staff
  • Endangering the health and safety of students and/or staff
  • Use of illicit drugs, alcohol or tobacco or sexual conduct of any kind
  • Teasing, making fun or bullying of other students or staff
  • Fighting of any kind

Enrolment fees are non-refundable if a student is sent home for disciplinary reasons. Physical violence or bullying toward another student or staff will result in an immediate dismissal from the program.