The Sarnia Yacht Club has been providing sail training since 1951 and has developed a program that has gained a reputation of excellence.

Catering to children older than 7 years and adults older than 18 years, the program provides qualified instructors that guide students through the fundamentals of sailing and seamanship, recognizing achievements with certification in accordance with CYA (Canadian Yachting Association) standards.

The program, which is self-funding, is consistently supported by SYC member donations and fund-raising activities.

Students utilize the SYC Basin for entry-level lessons with advanced lessons and race teams sailing the clear blue waters of Lake Huron.

All students are provided with well maintained boats that are selected for their ability to provide a safe learning environment. Looking for a great way to enjoy your summer and have lots of fun...?

Join the SYC Sail Training School!

2015 Youth Programs

We offer a choice of 1/2 day (morning or afternoon monthly sessions) youth learn to sail programs, and full day two-week youth learn to sail programs. Additionally this year we are able to once again offer two introductory TASTE sessions (2 day introduction program) prior to the commencement of the weekly programs . See STS calendar for specific dates.

Students participating in the full day programs may bring a lunch or purchase food in the Club Galley.

NEW in 2015: For working parents/guardians - Early Morning Drop-off & Late Afternoon Pick-up (see Program Times & Fee Schedule web pages for details)

2015 Adult Programs

Adult "Learn to Sail" month long programs are offered twice weekly on Tuesday & Thursday evenings. We utilize the Vibes & Omegas in our Adult programs. The larger Omegas with excellent stability are an ideal for those of us not blessed with agile athletic abilities. If your schedule does not permit attendance twice/week please call Derek Jackson for accommodation.

Private lessons and Team Building day-sails are also available.

2015 Youth Sailfest Taz Regatta

For our returning CANSail 1 & 2 youth sailors, there is an opportunity to participate in Taz basin races during Sailfest. Click Taz Regatta for additional information and registration forms.

Note/ Club membership can reduce Sail Training Course Fees. The Club offers both Social and Active Boating memberships. If you have multiple students in the program, or wish to pursue boating, a Social Membership may be advantageous for you. Please contact the SYC office for membership details.