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All participants in our marine programs are provided with a Personal Floatation Device (PFD).  Proper use of the PFD is strictly enforced. Participants are welcome to use their own Canadian approved PFDs if they have them.

A sailing camp resource guide with more information will be available prior to the start of camp.

Designed for aspiring sailors, this introduction to the exciting world of sailing and cruising is geared toward older campers. Under the supervision of our experienced Sail Canada instructors, participants will gain confidence on the water while safely cruising around the Toronto Harbour and Islands aboard one of our J-24’s and Sonar keelboats. From mastering boat controls and racing on the harbour to geocache treasure hunts around the bay via boat, the experience is limited only by a camper’s imagination. Sailors will gain plenty of practical hands-on experience and confidence while developing basic sailing skills and being introduced to cruising in a team environment.

Program Outline:
Day 1 and 2 – Safety and equipment, wind awareness, parts of the boat.
Day 3 and 4 – Practice sailing skills, tack around a figure-eight and exploration.
Day 5 – Island Day and putting it all into practice.

Prerequisites: No experience required – suitable for first-time sailors

Certificate: Harbourfront Centre Sailing & Powerboating Intro to Cruising Completion Certificate

Sail Canada Harbourfront Centre Sailing &Powerboating


Intro to Cruising

Age Group


Sessions & Fees

Session 1A
July 25, 2019
Session 1B
July 812, 2019
Session 2A
July 1519, 2019
Session 2B
Jul 2226, 2019
Session 3A
July 29 August 2, 2019
Session 3B
August 69, 2019
Session 4A
August 1216, 2019
Session 4B
August 1923, 2019
Session 5A
August 2630, 2019
Harbourfront Centre is a registered charitable organization and financial assistance may be available through our Kids First program.

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OVERNIGHT: This program includes an overnight component.
SPECIAL GUEST: A special guest is brought in to work with campers.
OFF-SITE: These camps operate at an off-site location. Supervised transportation is provided to and from camp.
OPEN HOUSE: This camp offers an open house experience, so friends and family can visit the camp.
SPLASH PAD: Campers go on an outing to a splash pad (weather permitting).
FIELD TRIP: These camps offer one field trip per session (weather permitting).
CANOEING: Campers go canoeing once per session (weather permitting).
SWIMMING: Campers swim for about one hour each session (weather permitting).