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GCBC Youth Learn to Sail Program

2023 Registration will open on March 4.

This summer weekday program is designed for both beginners to more experienced sailors aged 8 to 15.  All registrants MUST be age 8+ to join Learn to Sail.

Camps run from 8:30am-4:00pm Monday to Friday.

Cost:  $230 per week, per child for members

                 $250 per week, per child for non-members

We will be offering 7 separate weeks of instruction. All levels of sailing are taught by our instructors each week as students will be split into smaller groups based on ability. We offer a range of levels for beginners to more experienced sailors. 

New and beginner sailors should be registered for CanSail 1&2.

Only sign up for CanSail 3&4 if the participant has already received their CanSail 2 level.

In 2023 we remain committed to making our program a fun and safe place for your child to experience the sport of sailing. Our staff will be monitoring public health recommendations as the sailing season draws closer, and will be implementing a robust safety plan as we did last season.

Contact the Learn to Sail director at with any questions!

Parents, please send your child to camp each day with the following items: lunch, snack, water bottle, Canadian Dept. of Transport-approved PFD (with whistle attached), hat, sunglasses with tie band, sun screen, towel, swimsuit, extra clothing, rain gear if needed and closed toe footwear for sailing. Water shoes and sneakers are best. Note: these shoes will get wet. (No Crocs, Tevas, or flip-flops for sailing) A second pair of shoes for non-sailing activities is recommended.


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This course is for ages 18 and up. It will run as a single one on one/or two introductory session. Each session is approximately two hours long. You will get constant feedback and suggestions as well as a debrief at days end. 

Note: sessions are weather dependent. Winds must be between 4 knots and 10 knots during the session.

Group Adult Learn to Sail sessions can be arranged for weekends from July 10th to August 15

Please contact GCBC Adult L2S for more details.

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