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.

In addition to our Introductory Learn to Sail programs we offer a two week Junior Advanced Learn to Sail program for those who have achieved their Cansail 2 and would like to advance their skills further.

Special registration fee discounts apply for your kids if you are also enrolled in one of our Adult Learn-to-Sail programs.

Course Dates:

We have five different sessions running throughout the summer, so it’s easy to find a program which fits your schedule:

Course CodeCourse DatesTraining DaysStatus
JLTS 1July 5 - July 9Monday through Friday (all day)Full
JLTS 2July 12 - July 16Monday through Friday (all day)Full
JLTS 6July 19 - July 23Monday through Friday (all day)Full
JLTS 3July 26 - July 30Monday through Friday (all day)Full
JLTS 7Aug 3 - Aug 7Tuesday through Saturday (all day)Full
JLTS 4Aug 9 - Aug 13Monday through Friday (all day)Full
JLTS 5Aug 16 - Aug 20Monday through Friday (all day)Full
Class Times:
All-day classes9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Before and after class supervision is available. Please contact training@kanatasailingclub.com for details.

Registration Fee:
Child$300 + HST


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The Small Print

  • Students must provide their own PFD and sport helmet (bike, hockey, ski ) to participate in the program. Students must wear footwear when sailing (no flip flops or crocs).
  • 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.
  • Cancellation policy: You may cancel and receive a full refund (excluding book purchase) at any time up to the start of the second class of your program.  We regret we cannot offer refunds after that time except in the case of family emergency or serious personal illness or injury in which case refunds will be pro-rated and subject to a $25 cancellation fee. We will offer a full refund or option to transfer to an alternate course in the event that we are required to cancel the program.