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GRYC's sailing camp delivers busy, fun-filled days outdoors. It focuses on sailing instruction, aquatic games, and camp activities for children age 9 and older. A group of dynamic, passionate instructors teaches children at all sailing levels.
To see what a day at camp is like, check out the session videos by one of our instructors, Gabriel Sanchez on our YouTube channel. We also share lots of pictures and interesting info on the Facebook page or, on Instagram.
We base GRYC's sailing lessons on Sail Canada's CANSail Program. CanSail is the national training program for sailing in dinghies. It brings together six core standards that promote the progressive learning of skills and basic knowledge of dinghy sailing. The CanSail program provides lots of on-water time in a fun, active, and safe learning environment. Sailors learn the skills and have fun and challenging experiences suited to their age and stage of development. We designed the program to get and keep sailors excited about sailing for life.
Visit Sail Canada to learn about their CANSail Program.
2023 session dates
Canskills: June 19th-June 23rd
Session 1: June 26th – July 7th
Session 2: July 10th – 21st
Session 3: July 24th – August 4th
Session 4: August 7th – 18th
For Canskills one week session: Members $275.00; Non-Members $340.00
Two week sessions: Members $550.00; Non-Members $680.00
Ages and eligbililty
Children aged 9 and over can register in the CANSail 1-4 groups. We strongly advise that registered children can swim without a flotation aid to take part in the program. Please note that children must always wear a personal flotation device (adjusted to their size) during nautical activities.
Cancellations and refunds
A notice of cancellation of registration must be made in writing either via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
In case of cancellation by the Gatineau River Yacht Club:
- The cost of registration will be refunded fully subject to a $50 administrative fee.
In case of a cancellation by the parent/tutor, the refund will be granted as such:
- Up to 14 days before the start of the session: full refund subject to a $50 administrative fee;
- Within 14 days before the start of the session: 75%;
- After the start of the session: no refund.
Anticipate a delay of 4 to 6 weeks for the refund.
Depending on availability of spots, an offer of transfer to another session may be made before refunding the registration.
If you have additional questions, please contact email@example.com
Registration for the 2023 summer program will open:
- For Members: Starting on March 6th
- For Non-Members: Starting on March 13th
River Rats Sailing Team
The race team aims to foster competitive sailing for all sailors of all levels. It maximizes learning and development opportunities by participating in local and provincial regattas. The team is composed of sailors that train from June to October. However, it's possible to join the team for specific regattas. Refer to our race team pamphlet for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org.