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Youth Summer Camps

Whether it is learning a new sport, enjoying summers on the lake, or developing a life long passion for sailing, we believe in helping each generation get started! Whitby Yacht Club Sailing School offers summer camps and courses for youth 5 - 18, ranging from casual fun on the water in Watersports, getting a first taste for sailing in Cansail 1/2, or refining improving racing skills on one of our Opti or Laser Race Teams, we have programs for everyone! 

For information on our 2021 Covid-19 protocols, please visit our "About" page.

 

Wetfeet Camp

Princess and Pirates 

With new themes each week, this program is perfect for those who are looking at getting out on the water and having fun in the sun! Each session mixes in kayaking, sailing, on shore and on water games, and end of week crafts! Many participants in this program choose to return for multiple sessions, especially when joining with friends and siblings! 

  • Ages 5-8

  • Activities include Kayaking, Sailing, and water and on shore games.

  • Lifejackets required for all on water activities.

  • Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

  • $300 per week + Cansail Registration Fee

Due to Covid-19 regulations, we are unable to offer Wetfeet Camps for 2021. We greatly apologize for this, but hope to have this program back for 2022.

Sailboat

Sailboat

Sailboat

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Cansail 1/2

Getting Ship Shape

Over a period of 2 weeks, sailors will be taken through the Cansail 1 curriculum which covers a variety of important lessons for effectively skippering and crewing on a dinghy sailboat. Upon completion of their Cansail 1 level, sailors will proceed to begin on their Cansail 2 level. Please note that Cansail 1 and Cansail 2 levels each take on average 2 weeks (1 session) each for completion. This levels provides skills necessary to graduate and join the CANSail 3 and 4 levels.

 

**New for 2021, this program will be run in a social circle format. What this means is that participants can sign up with either siblings or members of their designated social circle. Sailors will remain in the same social circle for the duration of the camp session. 

  • Ages 9 - 16

  • Activities include Sailing in our RS Feva, RS Quest, and Club 420 sailboats

  • Lifejackets required for all on water activities.

  • Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm for two consecutive weeks .

  • $600 per session + Cansail Registration Fee

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Cansail 3/4

Singlehanded Sailing at its Finest

Now that you’ve completed your CANSail 1 & 2, let’s take what you’ve learned and apply it to the sport of competitive sailing! For two - four weeks you will be training in our specially modified Club 420 sailboats (for Single-Handed Sailing), learning important skills and tactics for racing and sailing by former members of WYC’s competitive race team! Offered in a two or four week session for convenience, most sailors attend for 4 weeks to complete their CANSail level.

  • Ages 12 - 18

  • Activities include sailing and training in their very own modified Club 420 sailboats assigned at the beginning of their session.

  • Lifejackets required for all on water activities.

  • Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm for two or four consecutive weeks. 

  • $ 600 + Cansail Registration Fee for 2 week session or $1150 + Cansail registration Fee for 4 weeks. 

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Laser Race Team

Provincial Senior Race Team

Have the opportunity to join the WYC Race Team and enjoy an exciting summer of training, traveling, and competing at different events representing the Whitby Yacht Club. Sailors learn critical racing skills and cover subjects such as sail theory, the rules of racing, fitness, and how to maintain their race boats. With limited spaces available and a high demand, tryouts in the spring are behaviour driven and are used to assess the sailor's attitude and willingness to learn!

  • Ages 10-17

  • Activities include on-land fitness (strength and conditioning), on water training in Laser sailboats, Traveling and competing at regattas across Ontario Covid-19 permitting.

  • Lifejackets required for all on water activities.

  • Monday to Friday for 8 consecutive weeks.

  • $1840 + Cansail Registration Fee.

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Spend one week learning and participating in a wide array of watersports including Kayaking, and Standup Paddleboarding! This season we are unable to conduct the in-boat sailing component of this course (meaning campers' time on the water will be spent kayaking and paddleboarding only). This course teaches participants key aspects of each activity and demonstrates how to have fun on the water in a safe fashion. While this program is great for those who have never been on or near the water before, it is just as fun for those who have lots of experience in any of the mentioned activities! 

  • Ages 9 - 15

  • Activities include Kayaking and Standup Paddleboarding. 

  • Lifejackets required for all on water activities.

  • Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

  • $300 per week + Cansail Registration Fee

Fun in the Sun

Watersports Camp

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For those who have completed their CANSail 1 levels, we are offering the new OPTI Race Development Team. This program is intended for those who have already had an introduction to sailing and are looking to further their learning and work towards their CANSail levels. This is meant to be a starting point for those interested in joining the Optimist Race Team in future years and give them exposure to the competitive side of Opti sailing! 

  • Ages 9 - 15

  • Activities include sailing and training in Optimist sailboats

  • Optimist sailboat charter cost included in below price

  • Lifejackets required for all on water activities.

  • Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

  • $650 per Session + Cansail Registration Fee

Becoming Your Own Captain

Cansail 2/3/4

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Have the opportunity to join the WYC Race Team and enjoy an exciting summer of training, traveling, and competing at different events representing the Whitby Yacht Club. Sailors learn critical racing skills and cover subjects such as sail theory, the rules of racing, fitness, and how to maintain their race boats. With limited spaces available and a high demand, tryouts in the spring are behaviour driven and are used to assess the sailor's attitude and willingness to learn!

  • Ages 9 - 16

  • Activities include on-land fitness (strength and conditioning), on water training in Opti sailboats, Traveling and competing at regattas across Ontario Covid-19 permitting.

  • Lifejackets required for all on water activities.

  • Monday to Friday for 8 consecutive weeks.

  • $1840 + Cansail Registration Fee.

Provincial Senior Race Team

Opti Race Team

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Why Choose Whitby Yacht Club Sailing School?

With serving Whitby and the surrounding area for over 45 years, we know something about having fun out in the sun! Passion is at the heart of everything we do, from helping those who have never stepped foot off shore to even the most seasoned crew, we have facilities and the equipment to help you accomplish your goals.