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!

2014 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 we offer two TASTE sessions (2 day introduction program). See STS calendar for specific dates.

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

2014 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.

2014 Youth Sailfest Taz Regatta

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