Your kids can have fun sailing, windsurfing or rowing in a safe environment on the Toronto waterfront. Certified instructors teach boat handling and CANSail skills while building teamwork, friendships, confidence and self-esteem.
No experience is required, just smiles!
Water sports are weather dependant; if mother nature is not cooperative we offer dryland training focussing on theory and technique. Also the program involves games, picnics, beach volleyball and swimming in the lifeguarded area at Cherry Beach or Ward's Island.
Please register early - limited space is available.
Youth Sailing Camp brochure
Learn to Windsurf - Half Day
Windsurfing is an exhilarating sport which combines traditional sailing with a board sport like surfing, snowboarding or skateboarding.
Elite windsurfers compete in course racing at the Olympics, in professional slalom and freestyle events and in official speed trials. The new windsurfing world speed record is over 52 knots (96+ km per hour)! However, most windsurfers love just cruising back and forth in a good breeze.
At the Toronto Windsurfing Club, beginners aged 12 - 18 can quickly learn, during either Half or Full-Day sessions, fundamental windsurfing concepts, water safety and basic board handling techniques. Fitness and good swimming ability is recommended.
Learn to Sail - Half Day
This introductory half day course will teach sailing in small sailboats (Optimists and Albacores).Each sailboat holds two to four youth depending on their size and weight.The participants will spend lots of time on the water learning how to sail and learning teamwork.Once you learn to sail, it has the potential to be a lifelong activity. Give sailing a try this summer!
CANSail I and II certification
CANSail Programs are designed for youth ages 7 to 18. Students are divided into appropriate groups based on age and skill level. The curriculum uses Sail Canada standards and students have the opportunity to earn nationally recognized certificates for each level by demonstrating skills learned in the program.
Learn to Row - Half Day
Hanlan's Half-Day Learn to Row program provides youth aged 13 - 18 with the opportunity to participate in Canada's most successful Olympic summer sport! We introduce beginners to the basics of rowing, including equipment preparation, rowing and training techniques, and even coxing (steering!) Rowing is often referred to as the ultimate team sport. There are no superstars, no divas, no flashy players, just a team of 8 athletes striving to move in perfect unison. Rowing incorporates strength, power, rhythm and timing and when it all comes together (and it can, even in one week), you will feels like you are flying at water level.
Note: Windsurfing and Rowing is available to those 12&up and 13&up respectively due to age and size restrictions.
Disclaimer: All course offerings are subject to change.
The cost is a very affordable $250 for either a full day/single sport or 2 half-day combined sport. ($125 if rowing half-days ONLY.) No extra charges for early drop off at 8:30 am or late pick up till 5:30 pm
Bring a lunch, sun screen, hat, wet shoes, swimsuit, towel, change of clothes and a life jacket that fits.
How to apply
Fill in the application form and send it along with your cheque to:
Outer Harbour Sailing Federation
14 Regatta Rd
Toronto, ON M5A 3J8
Location and Getting There
Hanlan Rowing Club, Outer Harbour Centre Board Club, Toronto Multihull Cruising Club, and Toronto Windsurfing Club are all on Regatta Road, just east of Cherry Beach.
In July and August the Pape bus 72B* goes to Cherry Beach which is between a five and ten minute walk to the clubhouses, depending on where the bus stops. *Check with TTC for bus times.
Walking Route from the Pape 72B Bus. Follow the paved bike trail on the north shore to the Outer Harbour Sailing Federation clubs.
For more information contact Alan Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org
The OHSF Youth Program on City TV
A 2 minute video about the Learn to Sail, Learn to Row Outer Harbour Sailing Federation Youth Program. Check it out here.