Adult Program - For the Love of Sailing! - 2019
Registration for Summer 2019 is now open.

At Toronto Sailing & Canoe Club we offer the finest and most affordable adult learn-to-sail programs on dinghies and keelboats. You do not need to be a club member to participate. 

Our sailing instructors are experienced and accomplished sailors, trained and certified by Sail Canada - and more importantly, they love sailing and love teaching. Every instructor is trained and certified by national authorities in boat safety, and they provide a safe and fun-filled learning experience for all students.

Once you have completed basic proficiency by taking our courses you will be eligible to join as a Fleet Member and sail our boats throughout the season.

Keelboat Courses
Dinghy Courses

Questions? See our FAQ section below

Keelboat Courses

Basic Cruising

Objective:  To be able to cruise safely in familiar waters as both skipper and crew of a sloop rigged keelboat of 6 to 10 meters with an outboard or inboard motor in moderate wind and sea conditions by day. Click Sail Canada Basic Cruising Standard Course for more details.  You will earn a Sail Canada Basic Cruising certification.





Prerequisites: None 

Adult Keelboat Basic Cruising Course - Practical and Theory (Evenings)
  1. Monday & Wednesdays - May 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29, June 3, 5 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  2. Tuesdays & Thursdays: May 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30, June 4, 6 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  3. Mondays & Wednesdays: June 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, July 1, 3 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  4. Tuesdays & Thursdays: June 11, 13, 18, 22, 25, 27, July 2, 4 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  5. Mondays & Wednesdays: July 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31 - 6:00pm-9:00pm
Please email tscc.adultsailing@gmail.com to be notified when the following courses become available for registration:
  1. Tuesdays & Thursdays: July 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30 August 1 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  2. Mondays & Wednesdays: August 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  3. Tuesdays & Thursdays: August 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Click the link below and select "Adult Basic Cruising Programs" from the list.
Cost: $699.00 plus HST

 

The number shown inside each box is the number of spaces left in each session.  

Registration is online and payment can be made with a MasterCard or Visa credit card.

For more information email tscc.adultsailing@gmail.com, text or call 647- 242-4856. Email is preferred during the offseason in the winter.

You can also s
ee our FAQ section below.

Adult Keelboat Basic Cruising Standard - Practical and Theory (Weekdays)
  1. Weekdays May 20 - 24 - 9:30am - 3:00pm
  2. Weekdays May 27 - May 31 - 9:30am - 3:00pm
  3. Weekdays June 3 - June 7 - 9:30am - 3:00pm
  4. Weekdays June 10 - June 14 - 9:30am - 3:00pm
  5. Weekdays June 17 - June 21 - 9:30am - 3:00pm
  6. Weekdays June 24 - June 28 - 9:30am - 3:00pm
Please email tscc.adultsailing@gmail.com to be notified when the following courses become available for registration:
  1. Weekdays July 1 - July 5 - 9:30am - 3:00pm
  2. Weekdays July 15 - July 19 - 9:30am - 3:00pm
  3. Weekdays July 22 - July 26 - 9:30am - 3:00pm
  4. Weekdays July 29 - August 2 - 9:30am - 3:00pm
  5. Weekdays August 5 - August 9 - 9:30am - 3:00pm
  6. Weekdays August 12 - August 16 - 9:30am - 3:00pm
  7. Weekdays August 19 - August 23 - 9:30am - 3:00pm
  8. Weekdays September 9 - September 13 - 9:30am - 3:00pm
Click the link below and select "Adult Basic Cruising Programs" from the list.

Cost: $699.00 plus HST

 

The number shown inside each box is the number of spaces left in each session.  
Registration is online and payment can be made with a MasterCard or Visa credit card.

For more information email tscc.adultsailing@gmail.com, text or call 647-242-4856. Email is preferred during the offseason in the winter.

You can also check
 out our FAQ section below.

Adult Keelboat Basic Cruising Standard - Practical and Theory (Weekends)
  1. Weekends May 18, 19, and May 25, 26 - 9:00am - 3:30pm
  2. Weekends June 1, 2, and June 8, 9 - 9:00am - 3:30pm
  3. Weekends June 15, 16, and June 22, 23 - 9:00am - 3:30pm
  4. Weekends July 6, 7, and July 13, 14 - 9:00am - 3:30pm
Please email tscc.adultsailing@gmail.com to be notified when the following courses become available for registration:
  1. Weekends July 20, 21, and July 27, 28 - 9:00am - 3:30pm
  2. Weekends August 10, 11, and August 17, 18 - 9:00am - 3:30pm
  3. Weekends August 24, 25, and September 7, 8 - 9:00am - 3:30pm
  4. Weekends September 14, 15, September 21, 22 - 9:00am - 3:30pm

Click the link below and select "Adult Basic Cruising Programs" from the list.

Cost: $699.00 plus HST

 

The number shown inside each box is the number of spaces left in each session.  
Registration is online and payment can be made with a MasterCard or Visa credit card.
For more information email tscc.adultsailing@gmail.com, text or call 647- 242-4856. Email is preferred during the offseason in the winter.
You can also see our FAQ section below.
Keelboat Fleet Membership

Students who successfully complete Basic Cruising or can demonstrate competency may join TS&CC as Keelboat Fleet Members and sail the club keelboats. See the Keelboat Fleet page for more information. 

Dinghy Courses
CANSail 1/2 

This program is designed for complete beginners and for those wishing to upgrade their skills and advance their experience. Our program is based on the Sail Canada CANSail levels and is taught aboard RS Vision and 420s dinghies. Participants have the opportunity to earn nationally recognized certificates for each level by demonstrating skills learned in the program. 

Sessions are either two weekends or on Tuesday and Thursday evenings for one month.

As your CANSail 1/2 course fee includes a Crew Membership for the season, you can crew on members' boats on our Tuesday and Thursday Race nights after you complete the course.


Prerequisites: None 

CANSail 1/2 - Adult Dinghy (Weekends)
  1. Weekends - June 1, 2, and June 8, 9 - 9:30am - 4:30pm
  2. Weekends - June 15, 16, and June 22, 23 - 9:30am - 4:30pm
  3. Weekends - July 6, 7, and July 13, 14 - 9:30am - 4:30pm
  4. Weekends - August 10, 11, and August 17, 18 - 9:30am - 4:30pm
CANSail 1/2 - Adult Dinghy (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
  1. Tuesdays and Thursdays - May 21, 23, 28, 30, June 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20 - 6:00pm -9:00pm
  2. Tuesdays and Thursdays - June 25, 27, July 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25 - 6:00pm -9:00pm
  3. Tuesdays and Thursdays - July 30, August 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29 - 6:00pm -9:00pm
Click the link below and select "Adult CANSail Dinghy Programs" from the list.
Cost: $476.00 plus HST

 

The number shown inside each box is the number of spaces left in each session.  
Registration is online and payment can be made with a MasterCard or Visa credit card.
For more information email tscc.adultsailing@gmail.com, text or call 647- 242-4856. Email is preferred during the offseason in the winter.

You can also s
ee our FAQ section below.

Dinghy Fleet Membership
Students who achieve their CANSail 2 level are invited to join the club as New Skipper Fleet Members.

Students who achieve CANSail 3 can join as Boat Captain Fleet Members. 

Fleet Membership allows participants continue to sail the club's boats for the rest the season. For students graduating the dinghy program, the Fleet Member rate is discounted. 


CANSail 3/4

Our CANSail 3/4 program is designed for students who have achieved their CANSail 2 level. 

Advanced sailing skills are taught in these courses. Sailing skills are further refined and new skills are introduced such as sailing by the lee and sailing backwards. Students are introduced to racing and regattas.

Sailors practice advanced sailing skills such as planing and surfing, adjusting sail controls and boat acceleration. Sailors are encouraged to get involved in their larger sailing community.





Prerequisites: CANSail 2

  1. Mondays & Wednesdays - May 20, 22, 27, 29, June 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  2. Monday & Wednesdays - July 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31, Aug 7, 12 6:00pm - 9:00pm *Aug 5 Holiday*
    Click the link below and select "Adult CANSail Dinghy Programs" from the list.

    Cost: $476.00 plus HST
     
    The number shown inside each box is the number of spaces left in each session.  
    Registration is online and payment can be made with a MasterCard or Visa credit card.
    For more information email tscc.adultsailing@gmail.com, or call 647- 242-4856. Email is preferred during the offseason in the winter.

    You can also s
    ee our FAQ section below.
    Adult Learn To Sail FAQ
    1. What do I need to bring?
    • You must bring a C.S.A. approved Life jacket or Personal Flotation Device that fits properly and is correct for your weight. They can be purchased at any Marine Supply store, Canadian Tire, Walmart and other shops. We recommend purchasing a yellow or orange colour. The water can be very cold during the season (especially during May and June), we recommend you purchase a Wet Suit to help protect you from cold water. Marine supply stores can show you the options and Costco often has an inexpensive wet suit with short sleeves.
    • A water bottle and waterproof sunscreen.
    • A hat, at least one change of clothes, swimming attire, wind jacket and towel. Shoes should be closed toed non-slip and not damaged by water.  Running shoes or Teva style sandals are often worn.  Barefoot are not allowed.
    2. What if the weather is too bad to sail?

    Part of the program includes on-shore training activities such as learning knots and other classroom instruction.

    3. Should I bring my own food?

    The club has a grill which provides meals on Tuesday and Thursday evenings for those that want to stay and socialize. For the weekend courses we recommend you bring a lunch as there is no food available.

    4. What safety measures do you have?

    Our instructors are all qualified in boat safety and first aid. A lifejacket or PFD must be worn at all times when sailing on the water and on the club docks. We ensure that there are always an adequate number of instructors by limiting enrollment. When CANSail students are out on the water, there are instructors in support boats in attendance to provide assistance.

    5. I can’t swim – is that a problem?

    While it is not essential that you be a good swimmer, part of achieving your CANSail 1/2 level involves capsizing your boat and being in the water. You should feel comfortable around the water but regardless of swimming ability, you will be wearing a lifejacket or PFD when in the boats or on the docks.

    6. What if the course schedule does not work for me but I still want to learn how to sail?

    We offer private lessons for adults and youth. These lessons can be for one-on-one or two students to one instructor. Click “Private Lessons” to learn more.


    Contact Us

    1391 Lake Shore Blvd West

    Toronto ON M6K 3C1

    Phone: (647) 242-4856 (enquiries regarding our programs or fleet membership - 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday - Friday)

    Clubhouse Phone: (416) 531-0403

    Email: tscc.information@gmail.com

    Join Us

    TS&CC offers membership options to appeal to a wide range of sailors and paddlers. You don't need to own a boat to get on the water! Check out our crew and fleet membership options as well as our very accessible Senior membership.



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