Youth Program

Living their best lives.

GRYC's sailing camp delivers busy, fun-filled days outdoors. It focuses on sailing instruction, aquatic games, and camp activities for children age 10 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.

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Sailing instruction

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.

2022 session dates

Canskills (1 week) kick-off session: June 20th - 24th
Session 1:   June 27th – July 8th
Session 2:   July 11th – 22nd
Session 3:   July 25th – August 5th
Session 4:   August 8th – 19th


For Canskills one week session: Members $265.00; Non-Members $330.00

Two week sessions: Members $530.00; Non-Members $660.00

Ages and eligbililty

Children aged 10 and over can register in the CANSail 1-6 groups. We strongly advise that campers can swim without a flotation aid to take part in camp. Please note that campers must always wear a life jacket (adjusted to their size) during nautical activities.

Cancellations and refunds

In the case of a major impediment, you can transfer your registration to another session (depending on availability) or get reimbursed up to one month before the session's start (less the $100.00 deposit).

If you have additional questions, please contact


Registrations for the 2023 summer program will begin in the spring.

Race team

The race team is for all levels. It maximizes learning and development opportunities especially by participating in local regattas. It's possible to join the team for the whole season or only for certain regattas. Refer to our race team pamphlet for more info or email Val.

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