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2021 Adult Program


Registration for Learn to Sail Programs

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Next Step


Once the lessons are over you will need to practice what you have learned. We have an Adopt-A-Boats program which allows you to continue sailing on the boat you
have learned on.

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For more courses see Ashore Programs


Adult Keelboat Cruising

Enjoy sailing lessons taught on the beautiful waters of Lake Ontario! Our instructors make sure that all participants learn in a safe and enjoyable atmosphere.

Upon completion of this course you will be able to sail a keelboat safely and efficiently in moderate wind and sea conditions. You will also be able to demonstrate the necessary sailing skills required for the Sail Canada Basic Cruising Standard.

Training will include, but not be limited to:
  •  Boat handling under sail & power
  • Terminology
  • Safety equipment and procedures
  • Boat handling under power
  • Understanding weather
  • Basic Navigation
  •  Anchoring and docking under power
  • Reefing
  • Knots
  • Rules of the road
  • Crew-Overboard procedures

Weekend Programs

Our two weekend programs Saturday and Sunday 9:00am to 5:00pm for two consecutive weekends 
Price: $685 (plus tax)


  1. June 5-6 & 12-13
  2. June 19-20 & 26-27
  3. July 10-11 & 17-18
  4. August 7-8 & 14-15
  5. August 21-22 & 28-29

 Weekday Program

Our week day program Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 6:00pm to 9:00pm for three consecutive weeks.
Price: $685 (plus tax)

  1. June 7-9, 14-16, & 21-23

Please feel free to contact us for more information 905-528-8464 Ext 221 or

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Adult Dinghy

Our on-the-water sailing courses follow the curriculum created by Sail Canada. Upon successful completion you will achieve the Sail Canada Standard for that course. Proof of this achievement is recognized by boating associations, facilities and charter operations around the world.

Training will include, but not be limited to:
  • Boat handling under sail 
  • Terminology
  • Safety equipment and procedures
  • Understanding weather 
  • Docking under sail
  • Knots 
  • Rules of the road
  • Crew-Overboard procedures 
  • and much more!

Try out dinghy sailing. One weekend programs, Saturday and Sunday 9:00am to 4:00pm.
Price: $275/person (plus tax).


  • July 17-18
  • August 21-22

Adult CANSail 1 & 2 programs two consecutive weekends. 
The Adult Dinghy programs offered at RHYC are listed, however please feel free to contact us for more information 905-528-8464 Ext 227 or


Refunds and Course Cancellations

Refunds for courses for which an individual has registered shall be provided under the following circumstances:
Course Cancellation: A full refund will be issued to a registrant in a course where due to low enrollment, the entire course is cancelled. Prior to the issuing of a refund, the registrant will be offered the opportunity to register in a like or similar course, should space be available.

Other: In other circumstances, the following criteria will apply:

  • In the event that cancellation is received 7 days prior to the start of any course, a refund will be issued less an administration fee of $ 100.
  • In the event that cancellation is received no later than the first day of the course, a refund will be issued less an administration fee of 50% of the course fee.
  • In the event that a participant transfers to another available course prior to the start of the course, only the fee difference between the courses shall be charged.
  • In the event of injury, a pro-rated refund amount will be established and the participant will be offered the choice between having the pro-rated refund applied towards re-registering for the course at a future time, or applied toward another course at RHYC in the future.
  • Should space be available in a program, students may be added to a course at a pro-rated fee based on the number of days participating. An administration fee may apply.
  • Participants asked to leave courses due to safety or disciplinary concerns shall not receive a refund of any funds paid to participate in the course.

Other than the above, refunds will not be issued to participants after they have begun a course, where the course has not been cancelled for some reason by RHYC.