Youth Sailing at CIYC

What you need to know about our
Youth Learn to Sail Program

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We have been working to develop a Youth Learn to Sail Program in conjunction with Ontario Sailing’s BOOM Mobile Sailing School. This program introduces youth, ages 8 to 14, to sailing. The program has one-week and two-week options. Youth will learn sailing theory, gain hands-on sailing experience, play games, make friends and have fun!

What is BOOM?

The BOOM mobile sailing school gives participants all across Ontario a fun introduction to sailing and gives them an opportunity to develop their sailing skills. This program teaches children the basics of sailing using Sail Canada’s CanSail 1 and 2 standards.
More information on the BOOM program can be accessed


Summer 2018

1 and 2 week options – dates to be determined


At Cedar Island Yacht Club, of course!
The program will be held on CIYC grounds. Two CanSail-certified instructors will travel to CIYC with their coach boat and dinghies in tow. They will set up shop here and teach your child how to sail!
As part of the program, a designated club member is required to be present during the program to monitor the activities.

We want youth to love sailing as much as we do! By introducing youth to sailing at a young age we can mold them into potential future club members and help our membership and the sport flourish. Young people love to learn new things and this is a great opportunity to introduce them to a new, exciting sport.