Junior (Ages 6-15) Learn to Sail Programs

Sailing is a terrific sport and at Kanata Sailing Club we have programs specifically designed for children and younger teens.

Our programs focus on teaching the basic skills of sailing in a safe and controlled environment. But we add a healthy dose of fun to make each class a great experience for the participants.

Sail Canada certified instructors will teach participants all they need to know to be able to handle a small dinghy in light to medium strength winds using KSC’s fleet of kid-friendly training boats.

This program teaches to the Sail Canada CANSAIL Level 1 and 2 standard. For more information on what your young sailor will learn, click here.

Junior Advanced Learn to Sail Program

In addition to our Introductory Learn to Sail programs we offer a Junior Advanced Learn to Sail program for those who have achieved their CANSAIL 1 and would like to advance their skills further.

Course Details

We have multiple JLTS sessions running throughout the summer, so it’s easy to find a program which fits your schedule. Note that the JLTS/JALTS number is a session number and not a CANSAIL level.

Course CodeCourse DatesTraining Days
JLTS 1July 4 - July 8Tuesday through Saturday (all day)
JLTS 2July 10 - July 14Monday through Friday (all day)
JLTS 3July 17 - July 21Monday through Friday (all day)
JLTS 6July 24 - July 28Monday through Friday (all day)
JLTS 4Aug 8 - Aug 12Tuesday through Saturday (all day)
JLTS 5Aug 21- Aug 25Monday through Friday (all day)
JALTS 1July 31 - Aug 4Monday through Friday (all day)
JALTS 2Aug 14 - Aug 18Monday through Friday (all day)

Class Times

All-day classes9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Registration Fees

JLTS Child Training Registration$394 + HST
Advanced JLTS Training Registration$394 + HST


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Cancellation Policy

It is very difficult to reschedule or fill vacancies as the class start date approaches. For that reason the LTS program has the following fees for cancellation:

  • Greater than 3 weeks prior to start of classes: $50 fee
  • Less than 3 weeks but before start of classes: $200 fee
  • After start of classes: no refund possible

The Small Print

  • Students must wear footwear when sailing (no flip flops or crocs)
  • Children under 16 require a sport helmet (bicycle, hockey, ski)
  • A water sport wet suit is recommended for those enrolling in the spring session
  • Written training materials produced by Sail Canada are recommended but not required. These are available at a cost of $25 plus HST. One copy may be shared among students in the same family or group.
  • KSC has policies relating to the use of club boats by persons under the age of 18 years without adult supervision. There are no restrictions on minors using KSC boats when accompanied by adults in the boat.