The finest freshwater sailing in the world

“On a scale of one to ten, sailing at Sail Parry Sound is a twelve!” Big Sound sailing venueParry Sound sailors are the envy of the sailing world. Strong, dependable winds, on deep blue water with pine-clad pink granite shores in the heart of Georgian Bay’s 30,000 Islands, attract racing and cruising sailors alike.

You have charted your course for a magnificent sailing venue!

Parry Sound is the largest natural harbour on the Great Lakes. Georgian Bay is on the East side of Lake Huron in Ontario, Canada. The pristine, open water, known locally as the Big Sound, and renowned worldwide, is more than five by six nautical miles in area, and more than 300 feet deep. Parry Sound is a sailing paradise in a spectacular Northern Ontario locale, designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

Only two hours north of downtown Toronto on Highway 400, Parry Sound, the shoreline town named for the body of water, is home to Sail Parry Sound. It is a volunteer-managed club, home of the Sail Parry Sound Sailing School, 2003 winner of the William Abbott Senior Award for Best Sailing School in Canada, and the Big Sound Challenge, winner of the Canadian Yachting Association Recreational Event of the Year Award 2009.

Please browse through these pages for images and information on sailing lessons, regattas, local attractions and services, and how you can join us at Sail Parry Sound. You will be warmly welcomed!

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.
~ Sailing for a better community~