Whitby Yacht Club

Welcome Aboard!

The Mission of  WYC Sailing School is to provide everyone with an opportunity to experience the Joy of Sailing and being on the water!

Helping You Get On The Water, At All Stages!

The Whitby Yacht Club Sailing School has been teaching members of the Durham community how to sail for over 40 years. Every year more people discover the fun, challenge, and excitement that is sailing! Operating as a non-for profit, our primary goal is to introduce the activity of sailing in a safe and effective learning environment!

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Youth Summer Camps

WYC offers a fun, exciting and safe summer camp with certified instructors that enjoy sharing their knowledge of sailing. Over the past 50 years, we have been the training centre for many youth that have gone on to compete in the Olympics and have sailed the world. The life long joy of sailing begins with only one summer!

Please note: Watersports, CANSail 1/2, and CANSail 2/3/4 Youth Programs are full for the season. Waitlists are at capacity. 

Driven by Teaching The Next Generation of Sailors

Our goal is to give our students all the tools necessary for developing a passion for life long sailing and watersport enjoyment.

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Adult Programs

Who says that kids get to have all the fun? With Adult programs ranging from first encounters with sailing to specialty training for even the most experienced sailors, WYC is sure to have something perfect for anyone at every stage! Accompanied with this is our specialty recreational paddleboarding programs, family dinghy sailing, and evening date night packages!