Adult Program - For the Love of Sailing!
Registration for Summer 2017 is now open.

At Toronto Sailing & Canoe Club we offer the finest and most affordable adult learn-to-sail programs on dinghies and keelboats. You do not need to be a club member to participate. 

Our sailing instructors are experienced and accomplished sailors, trained and certified by Sail Canada - what’s more they love sailing and love teaching. In addition, every instructor is trained and certified by national authorities in life saving and water safety, providing a safe and fun-filled learning experience for all students.

Once you have completed basic proficiency by taking our courses you will be eligible to join as a Fleet Member and sail our boats throughout the season

Questions? See our FAQ section below

Keelboat Courses
Basic Cruising

Objective:  To be able to cruise safely in familiar waters as both skipper and crew of a sloop rigged keelboat of 6 to 10 meters with an outboard or inboard motor in moderate wind and sea conditions by day. Click Sail Canada Basic Cruising Standard Course for more details.  You will earn a Sail Canada Basic Cruising certification.

Prerequisites: None 

Cost: $649.00 plus HST

Basic Cruising Course - Practical and Theory 
  • Adult Keelboat Basic Cruising Standard      Sept. 11, 2017-Sept.15, 2017 weekdays 9:30am - 3:00pm
  • Adult Keelboat Basic Cruising Standard      Sept. 9, 2017-Sept. 17, 2017 weekends 9:30am - 3:00pm
  • Adult Keelboat Basic Cruising Standard      Sept. 18, 2017-Sept. 22, 2017 weekends 9:30am - 3:00pm

Click the link below and select "Adult Learn to Sail" from the list.

 

The number shown inside each box is the number of spaces left in each session.  
Registration is online and payment can be made with a MasterCard or Visa credit card.
For more information email tscc.programs@gmail.com, text or call 647- 242-4856. Or see our FAQ section below.
Keelboat Fleet Membership

Students who successfully complete Basic Cruising or can demonstrate competency may join TS&CC as Keelboat Fleet Members and sail the club keelboats.

Cost: June 1 to September 30 $1495 plus HST, or $1000 for anyone who has successfully completed our Keelboat Courses.  Note: fee will be prorated during the season

Dinghy Courses
CANSail 1 & 2 

This program is designed for complete beginners and for those wishing to upgrade their skills and advance their experience. Our program is based on the Sail Canada CANSail levels and is taught aboard RS Vision and 420s dinghies. Participants have the opportunity to earn nationally recognized certificates for each level by demonstrating skills learned in the program. 

Sessions are either two weekends or on Tuesday and Thursday evenings for one month. Our two weekend program is only available in June or July. 

As your CANSail 1 & 2 course fee includes a Crew Membership for the season, you can crew on members' boats on our Tuesday and Thursday Race nights after you complete the course.

Cost: $440.00 plus HST

Prerequisites: None 

CANSail 1 & 2 - Adult Dinghy 
  • Adult Dinghy CanSail 1 & 2 - July Session Weekend      July 08, 2017-July 16, 2017 9:30am - 4:30pm
  • Adult Dinghy CanSail 1 & 2 - May/June Tue. & Thurs.     May 23, 2017-June 15, 2017  6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Adult Dinghy CanSail 1 & 2 - June/July Tue. & Thurs.     June 20, 2017-July 20 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Adult Dinghy CanSail 1 & 2 - July/Aug Tue. & Thurs. & one Sat.    July 25, 2017-August 19, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Click the link below and select "Adult Learn to Sail" from the list.

 

The number shown inside each box is the number of spaces left in each session.  
Registration is online and payment can be made with a MasterCard or Visa credit card.
For more information email tscc.programs@gmail.com, text or call 647- 242-4856. Or see our FAQ section below.
Dinghy Fleet Membership

Students who achieve their CANSail 1 & 2 level are invited to join the club as New Skipper Fleet Members.

Students who achieve CANSail 3 can join as Boat Captain Fleet Members. 

Fleet Membership allows participants continue to sail the club's boats for the of the season. For students graduating the dinghy program, Fleet Members rate is discounted. 

CANSail 3 & 4  

Our CANSail 3 & 4 program is designed for students who have achieved their CANSail 2 level. 

Advanced sailing skills are taught in these courses. Sailing skills are further refined and new skills are introduced such as sailing by the lee and sailing backwards. Sailing right of way rules are also introduced as well as racing fundamentals. 

Sailors Practice advanced sailing skills such as planing and surfing, adjusting sail controls and boat acceleration. Sailors are encouraged to get involved in their larger sailing community.

Cost: $440.00 plus HST

Prerequisites: CanSail 2



    • May/June Session Mon/Wed        May 29, 2017-June 28, 2017
    • July/August Session Mon/Wed     July 31, 2017-August 30 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Click the link below and select "Adult Learn to Sail" from the list.
 
The number shown inside each box is the number of spaces left in each session.  
Registration is online and payment can be made with a MasterCard or Visa credit card.
For more information email tscc.programs@gmail.com, text or call 647- 242-4856. Or see our FAQ section below.
Our sailing instructors are experienced and accomplished sailors trained and certified by Sail Canada. In addition, every instructor is trained and certified by national authorities in life saving and water safety, providing a safe and fun-filled learning experience for all students.
Adult Learn To Sail FAQ
1. What do I need to bring?
  • You must bring a C.S.A. approved Life jacket or Personal Flotation Device that fits properly and is correct for your weight. They can be purchased at any Marine Supply store, Canadian Tire, Walmart and other shops. We recommend purchasing a yellow or orange colour. The water can be very cold during the season, we recommend you purchase a Wet Suit to help protect you from cold water. Marine supply stores can show you the options and Costco often has an inexpensive wet suit with short sleeves.
  • A water bottle and waterproof sunscreen.
  • A hat, at least one change of clothes, swimming attire, wind jacket and towel. Shoes should be closed toed non-slip and not damaged by water.  Running shoes or Teva style sandals are often worn.  Barefoot are not allowed.
2. What if the weather is too bad to sail?

Part of the program includes on-shore training activities such as learning knots and other classroom instruction.

3. Should I bring my own food?

The club has a grill which provides meals on Tuesday and Thursday evenings for those that want to stay and socialize. For the weekend courses we recommend you bring a lunch as there is no food available.

4. What safety measures do you have?

Our instructors are all qualified in life saving and first aid. A lifejacket or PFD must be worn at all times when sailing on the water and on the club docks. We ensure that there are always an adequate number of instructors by limiting enrollment. When CANSail students are out on the water, there are instructors in support boats in attendance to provide assistance.


Contact Us

1391 Lake Shore Blvd West

Toronto ON M6K 3C1

Phone: (647) 242-4856 (enquiries regarding our programs or fleet membership - 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday - Friday)

Clubhouse Phone: (416) 531-0403

Email: tscc.information@gmail.com

Join Us

TS&CC offers membership options to appeal to a wide range of sailors and paddlers. You don't need to own a boat to get on the water! Check out our crew and fleet membership options as well as our very accessible Senior membership.



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