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Sarnia Sail Training

Sarnia Yacht Club has a full suite of CANSail offerings for youth ages 5 to 18 years of age. These programs provide development opportunities for all kids at the introductory, intermediate and advanced levels ranging from boat basics to competitive dinghy racing.

Our Vision and Mission are as follows:

• To safely deliver an inspirational and motivational sailing experience where every participant enhances their skill and heightens their dedication to the sport.

• Deliver top drawer sailing instruction while promoting a supportive and collaborative environment that embraces:
o Integrity
o Respect
o Safety
o Results
o Fun

Our youth coaches are certified CANSail Dinghy Instructors developed through Ontario Sailing’s Coach Development Program.

An Adult/Family Learn to Sail program is also offered.

Depending on the program, each are offered in June, July & August timeframe.

We will also be delivering a Sailfest Prep & Training Week as well as our Taz Regatta designed as a weekend tune up for sailors to get their feet back in the water.

Sail Training Director – Wayne Shaw     519-918-9313


SYC Apparel is now available for sale through Team Outfitters Sarnia
15% of every sale goes towards the SYC Sail Training Program

Below is a link to the online store

Sarnia Yacht Club
Team Outfitters Sarnia

Learn to Sail

Youth Sailing Lessons

Advanced Youth Training

Sailfest Prep/Taz Regatta

Adult Sailing Lessons

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Our Fleet

Topaz ‘Taz’

Crew – 1-2
Length – 9’8″
Hull weight – 88lbs

Topaz ‘Vibe’

Crew – 1-3
Length – 12’6″
Hull weight – 150lbs

Club 420

Crew – 2
Length – 13’9″ 
Hull weight – 180lbs

Optimist or ‘Opti”

Crew – 1
Length – 7’5″
Hull weight – 77lbs

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Interested in Sailing Lessons?