​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.

PCYC expects staff, members, their guests, visitors and others while on the property, including the club water activities, to behave in a manner that is consistent with the values of the club and does not contravene any laws, club by-laws or policies

Summer Programs


Learn-to-Sail Optimist

Learn-to-Sail Optimist

Sailors Age 8-13

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

Course length: Two weeks

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Learn-to-Race Optimist

Learn-to-Race Optimist

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

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Learn-to-Sail Club 420 & FJ

Learn-to-Sail Club 420 & FJ

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.

Course length: Two weeks

 

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Private Lessons

Private Lessons

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 groups of two, and will be taught using the boat most appropriate for the student.

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Questions?

Questions?

Still have questions?  Contact us:  sailingschool@pcyc.qc.ca