Sail Parry Sound is a not-for-profit corporation formed by volunteers in 1997 to restore the sailing heritage to the waters of Parry Sound, through excellence in sail training and regatta management.
For the first eight years, it operated on borrowed premises, but in 2006, moved to a site provided by the Town of Parry Sound, and began building its $600,000 sailing centre, with private donations, matched by FedNor, Northern Ontario Heritage, and Ontario Trillium Foundation support.
Today, the sailing school instructors, mostly graduates of Sail Parry Sound Sailing School, teach 300 student weeks each summer. The sailing school, named Best in Canada in 2003, has an active and successful race team.
Among the regattas Sail Parry Sound has hosted, with generous volunteer and community support, have been the 2000 Shark Class World Championships, with 54 boats from five countries, and the award-winning Big Sound Challenge youth training regatta.
Sail Parry Sound is proud to be a Charter Member of the UNESCO Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve.