Learn to Sail: registration for youth sailing camp and adult lessons

Learn to Sail this summer!
Your family members can enjoy the Georgian Bay sunshine on the Big Sound, and have fun, all summer at Sail Parry Sound Sailing School.

Youth ages 8 and up: Sailing camp runs Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  in July and August.

Adult lessons: By appointment, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5 to 7 in the months of July and August.  All the forms are on this page.

Details are in the registration forms below.

Register early for Sail Parry Sound Sailing School programs 


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Sail Parry Sound Membership Application 2018


Class sizes are limited, so register early for the fleet you want. Fleets start to fill in early. Registrations are confirmed on receipt of full payment.

Youth program per week, only $299 for members; $275 before April 30. (Fees assistance available).

Youth program per week for non-members:  $399.

Membership is open to all–only $85 for your entire family; $75 if paid before February 28.

Adult Program:  Learn to Sail Membership $325 (includes Membership and 4 lessons), or $150 for two lessons (no membership).   Lessons take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:00 – 7:00 (weather permitting).

Register for adult lessons by emailing manager@sailparrysound.on.ca. Group or corporate event lessons are available by special arrangement.  Please ask!

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Youth programs:
CANSail Levels were introduced in 2012.  Much more information about CANSail levels is here.

Here is a general comparison to the earlier levels.

Wet Feet: A special curriculum for young beginners of 8 years of age. Introduction to sailing safety, skills and fun on the water.

• Safe, fun on the water lessons to introduce young children to sailing

• Children will gain confidence in and around boats with a strong
emphasis on water safety
One week.

If  you are familiar with the former White Sail/Bronze/Silver/Gold levels, here is a comparison.  If you would like to see which skills are learned and practised in each of the new levels,  please see more on CANSail levels by clicking here.

CANSail 1. Ages 9-18 Similar to White Sail 1. Two weeks or more.

CANSail 2: Ages 9-18 Similar to White Sail 2 + 3. Two weeks or more.

CANSail 3: Ages 9-18 Similar to Bronze IV Learn to Race. Four weeks or more.

CANSail 4: Ages 12-18 Similar to Bronze V Learn to Race. Four weeks or more.

CANSail 5: Ages 12-18 Similar to Silver VI with Race Team 4 – 8 weeks or more.

CANSail 6: Ages 15-18 Similar to Gold VII with Race Team 4 – 8 weeks or more.

Full details are available at the Sail Canada website.

Levels are accomplished when a skill level is achieved. The number of weeks indicated for a level is only a recommendation – please don’t hold us to it. Everyone learns at their own pace and weather can play a big role. Our instructors stress fun over achievement for young children. If level achievement is important, tell your instructor and they will give you progress reports.

Adult program: Adult sailing instruction is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays evenings from 5 to 7. Courses can often be tailored to suit a group but CANSail levels are normally taught.

Expert instruction
Our instructors are Sail Canada (formerly CYA) certified and follow the Sail Canada program for sailors, instructors and coaches.