Youth Programs

Give your kids the skills and sense of accomplishment associated with our hands-on training program. We offer CANSail Certified classes for children 8-16 years old, of both beginner and advanced skill levels.

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Adult Programs

Whether you’re new to the sport or a seasoned veteran, and whether you like the freedom of a dinghy or the challenge of a keelboat, we have an adult program that suits your needs.

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Now Hiring

We have an opening for a CanSail 5/6 instructor for all or part of the year. Please contact us if you want to join the team at one of the coolest clubs on the Great Lakes please contact us.


The Port Dover Yacht Club Sailing School is a non-profit that offers a number of volunteer opportunities for a variety of skill sets:

Site Work. We need help putting the dock and ramp in the water, as well as setting up the site.

Boats. We occasionally need assistance with the maintenance and care of our vessels, as well as putting them in the water.

Administration. We need help with everything from website management, marketing, assisting with publicity events such as parades and fairs, staff recruitment, and staff support.

Fundraisers. We are planning to once again host a BIG PARTY in August. Your energy is most welcome.

Tuesday night dinghy night. We need volunteers to help with committee boat duties – come and help out and treat yourself to an entertaining front row seat to our senior youth racing a course.

If you're interested in helping us with any of the above, please feel free to contact us.

The Port Dover Yacht Club Sailing School is constantly growing, and always open to new ideas. If you can think of another way in which you would like to help out, please feel free to let us know.

Our School

The Port Dover Yacht Club Sailing School is a not-for-profit organization.

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Our Sponsors/Partners

Our school is made possible by the generosity of our sponsors.

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Our Instructors

Meet the quality instructors behind our great program.

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