Royal Canadian Yacht Club is one of the oldest yacht clubs in the world, with a long history of achievement in international competition as well as national and local sailing. The RCYC’s dedication to encourage proficiency in sailing excellence and competitive racing is clearly reflected in its Youth Sailing Program. The Junior Club, since its inception in 1925, has produced international champions, skilled yachtsmen & yachtswomen.
The RCYC Youth Sailing program provides the opportunity to experience the sport of sailing in a safe, fun-filled, challenging environment. While competitive excellence in sailing is recognized & encouraged, the fundamental objective of the program is to introduce and nurture the love of sailing!
Toronto Islands, Toronto, Yorkville, Toronto, Distillery District, Toronto
As Chair of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club’s Youth Committee, I invite you to join one of the premier youth sailing programs in Canada!
Located at our Toronto Island facility, RCYC Youth Programs are a wonderful way for your child to learn sailing fundamentals at our vacation home in the city. Our location provides the feel of being at a cottage but only a 15-minute private ferry ride from home.
The Royal Canadian Yacht Club takes great pride in our Youth Programs. Our youth are the future of our Yacht Club, whether producing Olympic or International racers or lifelong members with a love of sailing!
RCYC Junior Club has been providing youth sailing instruction for over 75 years—so we know what we’re doing! Our sailing school supports learn-to-sail programs through to competitive dinghy racing for ages 7-16 and are taught by CANSail certified instructors. We offer a safe learning environment for all with small group on-water sessions in various types of sailboats. Off-water activities include swimming, tennis and Friday BBQs on the beach. We are sure to have a program that will create a magical summer of sailing for any participant!
If you have questions on which program is best suited to your son or daughter, please do not hesitate to reach out to Dan Cunningham, Director of Sailing, or Lauren Laventure, Head Coach, and they will be happy to help you with your choice for the upcoming season.
Personally, my summers spent as part of the RCYC Junior Club were some of the best of my youth and provided me the skills to travel the world racing sailboats. It is the reason I love sailing and racing today. I hope that your experiences as part of the RCYC Youth Programs are as great as mine were.
Looking forward to seeing you out on the water this summer