TASTE (Totally Awesome Sail Training Experience!)

Want your child to explore what sailing and our programs are about?

Then enroll in TASTE.

Your child (ages 5-12) will be given the opportunity to sail one of our Optimist sailboats while under the close supervision of a CYA certified sailing instructor, in the safe confines of the Yacht Club basin.

This course is just 2 days and with an emphasis on safety and fun, will leave you with a taste for more!

Enroll early as this is very popular and class size is limited.

TASTE 2017 Schedule

With the last scheduled day of elementary classes in the Lambton-Kent School District Thursday June 29th, and Canada Day Saturday July 1st we are offering a single day TASTE session (1/2 price) Friday June 30th. Two day sessions will be held the last week of August upon completion of the regular Youth Learn to Sail programs.



  • Session 1: Friday June 30 (one day – ½ price session)
  • Session 2: Monday August 28th & Tuesday August 29th (two day session)
  • Session 3: Wednesday August 30th and Thursday August 31st (two day session)

TASTE is a day program with classes running from 9am to 4pm

Students bring their own home-packed lunch or purchase lunch at the Club Galley.

Continuing in 2017 – CANSail “Wet Feet”

Wet Feet is a new addition to our Sarnia Yacht Club Sail Training Youth Programs in 2016. The introductory CANSail program is specifically designed for students ages 5-8 looking for a two week ½ day introductory Learn to Sail experience. Young sailors have fun while learning skills such as safety, rigging, balance, steering and sail trim. Sessions are offered in two week blocks, currently conducted as a morning only week day program in 2017. If a full day program is required to match parent/guardian schedules please contact our Sail Training Director to discuss potential accommodation(s).

CANSail “Wet Feet” 2017 Schedule

  • Session 1: July 3rd – July 14th (9 mornings) No Classes Friday July 7th to accommodate SAILFEST
  • Session 2: July 17th – July 28th (10 mornings)
  • Session 3: July 31st – August 11th (9 mornings) No Classes Monday August 7th – Civic holiday
  • Session 4: August 14th – August 25th (10 mornings)

Download TASTE & Wet Feet registration forms and program fees