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Since 1879, the Pointe-Claire Yacht Club has promoted sailing for young people through its Sailing School. We offer a variety of beginner and intermediate programs  for young people aged 7 to 17 teaching them how to sail in a fun and safe environment. Our students not only learn the technical notions of the sport, they learn how to work as a team, they develop their self-esteem and make new friends. The skills learned by our students last a lifetime, sailing is a sport that can be enjoyed in its various forms, regardless of age.

All our courses are taught by our bilingual Sail Canada certified instructors, selected among the best sailors of Lac Saint-Louis. Students demonstrating the proper skill level can achieve Sail Canada levels. Our Junior Sailing programs provide a nutritious lunch to every student every day.

Sailors Age 7-9

Using Optimist Dinghies, our Learn-to-Sail Optimist I program introduces kids to the sport of sailing in a fun and safe environment. Students sail in pairs of two per boat and learn how to identify wind direction, trim their sails and tack.

The group is composed of twelve students supervised by two instructors.

​Course length: One week
​Price: $295

Sailors Age 10-12

The Learn-to-Sail Optimist II program is aimed at children aged 10 to 11 learning how to sail for the first time. Students learn the basics of sailing and sail their boats individually.

The group is composed of four students supervised by one instructor.

Course length: Two weeks
Price: $575

Racers Age 8-14

The Green Fleet Program introduces kids to sailing as a competitive sport. Athletes learn intermediate boat handling skills as well as basic racing tactics and compete in local regattas against other Green Fleet sailors from other yacht clubs.

The team is composed of six members sailing their boat individually and supervised by one coach. Athletes must have a recommendation from an instructor to be eligible for this program.
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Course length: Four weeks
Price: $1,189

Sailors Age 14-17

Taught on our Collegiate Club 420s, and Flying Juniors, the CC420 program teaches beginner-level and intermediate-level skill and allows participants to compete in friendly regattas with students from other sailing programs on the lake.

The group is composed of twelve sailors supervised by two instructors. Students sail in pairs of two.

Course length: Two weeks
Price: $575

Sailors Age 10-13

Using the most popular boat in high school sailing, students in the FJ program learn basic sailing skills and participate in friendly regattas with students from other yacht clubs on the lake.

The group is composed of eighteen students supervised by two instructors. Students sail in groups of three.

Course length: two weeks
Price: $575

Racers Age 13-17

​​The Club 420 Development Team is aimed at introducing sailors to advanced boat handling techniques as well as basic racing skills. Athletes in this program use fully equipped Club 420s, and compete in local regattas against other Club 420 sailors.

The team is composed of ten members and is supervised by two coaches. Sailors sail in pairs of two.  CANSail 2 is a prerequisite.

​​​Course length: Four weeks
Price: $1,269

Open to Everyone

Personal lessons are perfect for students wanting more one-on-one attention with an instructor in order to fine-tune some skills. Lessons are available in blocks of three hours and can be attended individually or in pairs of two and will be taught using the boat most appropriate for the student.

Prices:
One Person, 3 hours: $115 
Two People, 3 hours: $215
One Person, 12 hours: $415 
Two People, 12 hours: $775

Not sure which course to choose? Our Registration Flowchart should help you decide!

Upcoming Events

13 Oct 2018;
06:00PM -
Closing dinner
20 Oct 2018;
08:00AM -
Big Crane Haulout
20 Oct 2018;
06:00PM -
Potluck Supper
26 Oct 2018;
04:00PM - 09:00PM
Commodore's Levee

Upcoming Regattas

29 Sep 2018;
12:00AM
Rum Race
06 Oct 2018;
12:00AM
Pas de Deux race

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