April 30th is the Early Bird Registration Deadline!

The sun will come out soon! Register now for sailing school, the weeks are filling up!

Click here to register online and pay by credit card  or click here to download the registration form and pay by cheque or e-transfer.

Become a 2018 member as well and receive a $100 discount off each sailing week, and when you register for more than one week you are eligible for a $20 discount for every week after the first one.


2018 Early Bird Rates Now Available!

Renew or Apply for 2018 Family Memberships

The early bird rate for 2018 Family Memberships is $75 until February 28th, after that it will be $85.

Sail Parry Sound Memberships 2018

Your membership not only supports the sport of sailing and our not-for-profit sailing organization, it also qualifies you for a $100 discount off each youth sailing school week.  Adult members enjoy the Tuesday night social sail with our keel boat members, and dinghy owners are able to participate in Wednesday night racing.

Come visit us at our AGM on April 7th to find out more about what is happening for 2018 and watch for more details in our quarterly newsletter, The Mainsheet.

2018 Youth Sailing School Registration is Open

Early bird rates for sailing school are available until April 30th.  Click here to register online and pay by credit card  or click here to download the registration form and pay by cheque or e-transfer.

2018 members receive a $100 discount off each sailing week, and when you register for more than one week you are eligible for a $20 discount for every week after the first one.

Another successful sailing season!

Thanks to our excellent staff Jacob, Jake, Steve, Meredith and Curtis another successful Sail Parry Sound Sailing School season is in the books!

In addition to the rising numbers in sailing school registrations this summer, with two of the eight weeks completely booked, we also had a record number of adult sailing lessons.  We advise everyone to enroll early when registration opens up in January!

We also enjoyed the successes of our junior and senior race teams, and are pleased that both teams have represented Sail Parry Sound on the youth regatta circuit in Ontario! You can read more about their accomplishments on our Facebook page.

We are also on Twitter and have tons of fun photos on Instagram, follow us!

Stay tuned for all there is to come at Sail Parry Sound!

Welcome to Sail Parry Sound! Sailing school registrations are filling for summer 2017

Sail Parry Sound is proud to be associated with Our Kids.

Our award-winning sailing day camp, operating since 1998, welcomes youth age 8-18 by the week, for eight weeks on the beautiful Parry Sound, Georgian Bay waterfront.

2017 Sailing School registration 
Click here to register online

Youth Learn to Sail and discount offerings  include:

Every level, from beginners’ Wet Feet, to advanced racing skills, is available at Sail Parry Sound Sailing School.

CANSail 6:  Consolidation and application of skills learned in CANSail 5, continued racing skill development and regatta participation. Learn to Train level of the Sail Canada Long Term Sailor Development program.  Pre-requisite is CANSail 5; participants must be 14 – 18 years. Six or more weeks are recommended.

Sail for the Summer Package:  Register for 8 weeks of sailing in any level for $2023; price includes 2017 Family Membership and membership discount.  Beginner sailors will be able to achieve their CANSail 1 and 2 levels, and have the opportunity to start on their intermediate levels. Intermediate and advanced sailors will also have the opportunity to progress through their levels in one season.

Multi-Week Discounts:  If a sailor registers for more than one week, the second week and every week thereafter is eligible for the $25 multi-week discount.

Love Your Bay Day

Love Your Bay Day,  on the Parry Sound waterfront, is the local celebration of a historic initiative —the largest simultaneous water sampling for microplastics in history. A shoreline clean-up at Waubuno Beach kicks off the day at 11:00 a.m., where Town of Parry Sound staff will provide gloves, bags, and recycling facilities to remove garbage from this part of the shoreline. Activities for children will continue until 3:00 p.m.

Sail Parry Sound, located on the Waterfront Trail (first left, north of the Stockey Centre),  is hosting the microplastics sampling from noon until 3:00 p.m.

GMapFitnessTrailMapeorgian Bay Biosphere Reserve staff will be on hand to assist people in taking a sample at no cost from the Sound. They decide whether to take it from shore, from a sailboat, kayak or Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) with White Squall staff.

“Whether sailing, paddling, swimming or even walking to access the Bay and connecting waterways, everyone can be a part of this event” says Tim Dyer, owner of White Squall.

Sail Parry Sound will host a live performance by renowned singer and songwriter Katherine Wheatley, and a delicious cash barbecue will be available at the public Country Gourmet Café on the Upper Deck.

“We are acutely aware, as sailors, of the importance of water quality” says Bob Griffiths, president of Sail Parry Sound. “We encourage everyone to participate, whether here, out cruising the Bay, or at their own dock, to gather samples for testing.”

KWSponsored by Wade Perkins of Assante Capital Management Limited,  Katherine Wheatley’s concert at Sail Parry Sound is a perfect accompaniment to the day’s activities.  Katherine is well known for her love of Parry Sound and Georgian Bay, and many of her songs reflect her deep connection to the water.

People interested in taking samples for microplastics in other parts of Georgian Bay, including rivers flowing into the Bay, are asked to register at http://exxpedition.com/greatlakes2016/   to receive sampling instructions.

The Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve, Sail Parry Sound, and the Town of Parry Sound are spearheading this local event to involve people who care about the Great Lakes in a historic day of water sampling.  You can play an important part.

“The Great Lakes are the largest freshwater ecosystem in the world, and they are magnificent,” says eXXpedition Great Lakes Science Lead, Professor Sherri Mason. “The problem with plastic is that it doesn’t biodegrade, it degrades into smaller and smaller pieces. As a result we are finding microplastics by the tens of thousands across the lake surface and within fish and other aquatic organisms. Because these plastics are so small, understanding the realities of this problem is difficult. “

A team of scientists has organized the Great Lakes eXXpedition to test waters for microplastics in each of the Great Lakes.  Events like eXXpedition Great Lakes are critical to raising awareness.


It was a Big Sound Challenge indeed!

wayfarers1849“You can never have too much wind” is an old sailors’ expression but just occasionally, it can pose a challenge.  Saturday was a gorgeous day on the water with a strong gusty wind and whitecaps and a few capsizes in the four races.  Sunday, the perfect steady thousand-mile wind returned to the Big Sound and the Race Committee cracked off the remaining three races before lunch.


2016 Wayfarer Ontario Championships

Results FINAL as of 14:26 on August 7, 2016


Sailed: 7, Discards: 1, To count: 6, Entries: 13, Scoring system: Appendix A

Rank SailNo Helm/Crew R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 Total Nett
1st 10865 Dave Hansman/Dave Richardson 3 1 1 2 3 (6) 6 22 16
2nd 3854 Al Schonborn/Bruce Clifford 1 2 (7) 5 2 4 2 23 16
3rd 10963 David & Anne Pugh 4 4 (5) 3 1 1 4 22 17
4th 397 Sue Pilling/Steph Romaniuk (7) 5 3 4 6 3 1 29 22
5th 10944 Leo & Joanne Van Kampen 8 6 4 1 4 (11) 5 39 28
6th 10861 Marc & Julie Bennett 2 3 (14 DNF) 14 DNC 5 5 3 46 32
7th 3664 Doug & Chris Ryan (14 DSQ) 8 6 6 9 2 9 54 40
8th 994 Kit Wallace/George Waller 5 9 2 (14 DNC) 7 8 11 56 42
9th 1066 Jim & Linda Heffernan (10) 10 8 7 10 10 7 62 52
10th 10137 Alastair & David Ryder-Turner 6 (14 DNC) 14 DNC 14 DNC 8 9 8 73 59
11th 11136 AnnMarie Covington/Nick Seraphinoff 9 7 (14 DNC) 14 DNC 11 12 10 77 63
12th 10964 Jan & Alannah d’Ailly (14 DNC) 14 DNC 14 DNC 14 DNC 12 7 14 DNF 89 75
13th 10962 Mike & Marg Duncan (14 DNF) 14 DNC 14 DNC 14 DNC 14 DNC 14 DNC 14 DNC 98 84

Big Sound Challenge


FINAL results on August 7, 2016


Sailed: 7, Discards: 1, To count: 6, Entries: 13, Scoring system: Appendix A

Rank SailNo Helm/Crew R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 Total Nett
1st 200182 Bradley Sheppard 1 1 1 1 1 1 (2) 8 6
2nd 212333 Stephen Winkworth 2 2 2 2 2 (4) 1 15 11
3rd 7415 David Sivers (8) 4 5 3 4 2 3 29 21
4th 202901 Indrek Aavisto (7) 3 4 4 3 3 5 29 22
5th 200152 Lucas Trapp 3 5 (14 OCS) 5 5 9 4 45 31
6th 200126 Scott Avery 6 7 (14 DNC) 14 DNC 6 6 7 60 46
7th 185958 Anthony Hick (14 DNC) 8 6 14 DNC 8 8 6 64 50
8th 188982 Ross Emmans 5 (14 DNC) 3 6 14 DNC 14 DNC 14 DNC 70 56
9th 8797 Jacob David (14 DSQ) 14 DNC 14 DNC 14 DNC 7 5 8 76 62
10th 175189 Grant Kavanagh 4 6 (14 DNC) 14 DNC 14 DNC 14 DNC 14 DNC 80 66
11th 187196 Gary Holman (14 DNC) 14 DNC 14 DNC 14 DNC 9 7 9 81 67
12th 40963 Ben Woitzik (14 DNC) 14 DNC 14 DNC 14 DNC 10 14 OCS 14 DNF 94 80
13th 196054 Curtis Wilson (14 DNC) 14 DNC 14 DNC 14 DNC 14 DNC 14 DNC 14 DNC 98 84

Results Courtesy Sailwave Scoring Software 2.19.4