Learn to sail in downtown Toronto with St. James Town Sailing Club this season! We offer adult sailing programs for sailors of all skill levels- from total beginner ("how do you get in the boat?") to racers (race training clinics).
We offer members an essential "Learn to Sail" course covering CANSail 1 and 2 curriculum, as well as a more advanced CANSail 3 course.
Our instructors are all certified by the Canadian Yachting Association (CYA) and have years of experience teaching adults to sail in a safe, fun environment.
In addition, we frequently run skill-building clinics, weekly racing-skills sessions, Laser sailing workshops, and Nacra catamaran sailing lessons. Watch for announcements of dates.
Our Learn to Sail programs can take you from “never sailed, but always wanted to learn” to competent sea-dog in as few as 10 three-hour classes. It will provide you basic sailing skills, boating safety, and familiarity with our fleet of Albacore dinghies. On successful completion, you'll be CANSail level 1 & 2 certified, and be able to sail the club's Albacores in winds up to 10 knots.
Our instructors are certified by the Canadian Yachting Association (CYA), and our course is based on the new CANSail standard set out by the CYA. The course provides safe instruction for recreational and competitive dinghy sailing.
The first date of each course is an on-land introduction. The club board members will be there to introduce you to the club, answer any questions, and show you how to set up the sails on our Albacores.
Completed CANSail 1/2 or the Old Salt Test but still looking to take your sailing up a notch? An intermediate course may be just the thing.
New to J-Town but already an experienced dinghy sailor? If you prefer to skip our Learn to Sail course we offer the option to take our Experienced Sailor Test or, as we like to call it, the Old Salt Test.
Tests are conducted in our Albacore dinghies. You will be asked to demonstrate the following: