Want to be active and stay in shape? Forget the gym! Sailing is a unique sport because it allows people of all ages to participate. With this in mind, the Pointe-Claire Yacht Club Sailing School encourages the development of adult sailors through its group and private lessons. Many of our former students go on to buy their own boats in order to enjoy sailing with their family and friends. All keelboat courses are taught on a Tanzer 22 or Shark 24 keelboat by Sail Canada certified instructors. Participants demonstrating the proper skills may be awarded Sail Canada levels.
Recommended for individuals with minimal practical on water experience, this entry-level course builds basic sailing skills with a focus on the operation of the vessel as crew. Sailors completing this course will be able to competently contribute as crew to the operation of a keelboat in moderate daytime conditions. This standard is recommended for those with little boating or who want to experience sailing on a keelboat and begin to build basic sailing skills in a relaxed environment and at a comfortable pace. Participants should be able to achieve their SailCanada certifications.
This course is 12 hours long.
For more information please contact our sailing school director at Sailingschool@pcyc.qc.ca OR by phone between the hours of 9am and 5pm 514-641-5700Registration
If you want a learning experience that more personalized and tailored to you needs, are private lessons have you covered! These lessons consist of theory lessons and a one-on-one on water session with a professional instructor. After three lessons, you should be able to sail around a small course with little to no assistance from the instructor. All courses are three hours long and can be scheduled at your convenience.
For more information please contact our sailing school director at Sailingschool@pcyc.qc.ca OR by phone between the hours of 9am and 5pm 514-641-5700Wait List
In cooperation with the Beaconsfield Yacht Club, PCYC hosts an evening regatta every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the summer. Students having finished courses at PCYC are invited and encouraged to participate. No need to own a boat, simply join the club as a Non-Boat Owning Member and climb aboard another member’s boat! Our skippers are always looking for crews and are happy to share their passion for the sport with a newcomer.
For more information please contact our sailing school director at Sailingschool@pcyc.qc.ca OR by phone between the hours of 9am and 5pm 514-641-5700