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Sailing lessons from downtown Toronto with St. James Town Sailing Club!  We are a cooperative, not-for-profit, community-run sailing club. Sail all summer in Toronto for the lowest prices, without having to buy a boat!

J-Town, as we call ourselves, is made up of over 200 sailors from many occupations and backgrounds: from students to retired bankers, lawyers to artists, and life-time Torontonians to new immigrants.

Membership is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, and everyone 19 years or older is welcome.


We're more than a sailing club: we are a community. J-Town is what you want it to be. For some, it's a race training centre. For others, it's our weeknight watering hole and cottage by the lake. For many, it's the place they tried sailing for the first time - and fell in love. It can be all of those things!

We are not a yacht club. You can't keep your yacht here, and we don't have a fancy over-priced restaurant, an on-site bar, or a pool with towel service. What we do have is gourmet meals cooked by our members, bring-your-own-drinks, a fleet for all to use, and Lake Ontario as our swimming pool!!!


Sailing lessons in downtown Toronto without owning a boat at St James Town Sailing Club! Our members get certified lessons along with sailing all summer, and an active social calendar.  We fill up fast, so let us add some wind, water and fun to your summer!

We offer inexpensive sailing lessons with Sail Canada-certified instructors. There are loads of opportunities for leisure sailing or racing once your course is complete.

Already know how to sail? Join and take an "Old Salt" sailing test to ensure unlimited access to our fleet! Click here to join!


You don't need to buy a boat to sail every day! The club owns 28 boats, which you can take any time, for free with your membership.

For less than $50/month (annualized), you can sail any time, as much as you want.


J-Town members get unlimited access to not only club boats, but also our serene lakefront retreat. Just minutes from the downtown core, but comfortably nestled away from the busy hustle and bustle of the city, on Regatta Road, we are Toronto's best kept secret!

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Summer '23

Our club is now closed for the season. We will open in April.


If you are interested in learning to sail next summer keep your spring and summer schedule open and check our website for more information in March.