Harbourfront Centre Summer Camps: Sailing Programs

A great time to learn to sail is when you’re young and ready to take on the world. Our junior sailing camps offer a fun and safe environment for all ages and abilities.

All our instructors are experienced in taking responsibility for children and have been selected for their experience, knowledge and enthusiasm. Our sailing programs will keep your children learning and having fun at their own skill level on dinghies or keelboats.

Click through each camp listing for more information.

Wet Feet – (6-8 years)
Designed for younger sailors to familiarize themselves with safety and sailing, they will develop a solid foundation of skills. Campers will also participate in sail related games and activities in this fun and safe approach to sailing.
Prerequisites: No experience required – Just be ready to have fun!
Certificate: HCSP Wet Feet Completion Certificate

Harbour Explorers – (6-9 years)
This program introduces our young campers to the wonderful world of sailing and cruising, all the while exploring the splendor of Toronto Harbour and Islands aboard one the many keelboats in our fleet, including a 29-foot sailboat.
Prerequisites: No experience required – Just be ready to have fun!
Certificate: HCSP Harbour Explorers Completion Certificate

Intro to Cruising – (10-15 years)
Designed for aspiring sailors, this introduction to the exciting world of sailing is geared toward older campers. Campers will be able to safely cruise around the Toronto Harbour, master boat controls and try out racing, and also let their imagination run wild with activities like geocache treasure hunts.
Prerequisites: No experience required – Just be ready to have fun!
Certificate: Harbourfront Centre Sailing and Powerboating Intro to Cruising Completion Certificate

CANSail 1 or 2 – (9-12 years & 13-15 years)
Toronto’s Inner Harbour learning about water and boat safety, boat control, knots, rigging, capsizing and other topics relevant to developing young sailors. Campers will work towards earning nationally recognized certificates for each level.
Prerequisites: Wet Feet certification is a recommendation, but not mandatory. Suitable for first-time sailors.
Certificate: Successful candidates will receive a recognized CANSail certificate

CANSail 3 or 4 – (11-15 years)
This comprehensive 4 week course focuses on advanced sail theory and sailing skills. Participants will be required to sail in a variety of weather conditions and prove a high standard of sailing to pass. Prerequisites: Must have CANSail 1&2 certification prior to enrolling in this program.
Certificate: Successful candidates will receive a recognized CANSail 3 or 4 certificates

Please note that all participants in our marine programmes are provided with a Personal Floatation Device (PFD) and proper use is strictly enforced.

To register your child in Harbourfront Centre Sailing Camps, or to receive a brochure please call 416-973-4093.

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