(Registration information for this year is found at Sailing School Registration)
|Anyone can take part in safe, enjoyable sailing activities! Sailing School for youth and adults, race training with a competitive team, and regatta management/race officer training are available. Sail Parry Sound has been designated a Training Development Centre by Ontario Sailing.
What will sailing do for my child? Here are a few of the benefits:
Sail training follows Sport Canada guidelines, starting with the ABCs–agility, balance, and coordination, proceeding through the FUNdamental skills and, as the youngster matures, skill consolidation, to mastery and lifelong participation in the sport.
Youth ages 8 and up: Monday to Friday, July and August
Adult Lessons: by appointment, July and August
Tel: (705) 774-5228
Or write to our office at:
Box 734, Parry Sound, P2A 2Z1 (The main office is not at the Sailing Centre)
Registration is open now.
Sail Parry Sound Coaches
Certified by Sail Canada, formerly known as the Canadian Yachting Association, Canada’s national sailing organization, which sets rigorous standards:
CANSail Level 1 & 2 Instructor
Instructors who successfully complete this course are qualified to teach beginner participants at the CANSail 1 & 2 Level, and have access to CANSail Instructor Tools.
Course candidates receive training in the areas of:
Prerequisites for Instructors: (these must be completed as a condition of being accepted into a Sail Canada course leading to becoming a sailing Coach.)
CYA national certification training and testing, must be completed, in the classroom, on the water, and in the coaching role, before the instructor is certified.
Racing coaches must meet additional standards before being certified.
Contact information and links are shown within registration information; if you have further questions, please click here to email the Sail Parry Sound Sailing School.
Sailing School History
The Sail Parry Sound Sailing School became a possibility in 1998, after Parry Sound and area people responded generously to Sail Parry Sound’s desire to offer sailing lessons for young people. Three brand new boats were donated outright; one more was purchased by a family and turned over to the school, and seven more were guaranteed by friends of the school. In a response to a request for “backyard” boats, to be used, rehabilitated, or sold for fund raising, eight more were donated. The school was up and running.
Today, the school operates at the Sail Parry Sound sailing centre at the west end of Waubuno Road, throughout July and August. A fleet of more than 30 boats–from prams to race boats and motorized coach boats is in use. The Sail Parry Sound Sailing School is a not-for-profit, volunteer community organization dedicated to bringing sailing instruction to Parry Sound and to building a sailing culture, as part of Sail Parry Sound. Youth and adults are welcome.
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