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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Covid-19 Update

The PDYC sailing school has delayed opening up registrations for its youth and adult dinghy programs due to the recent provincial lockdown order to be lifted May 20, 2021. This decision was made due to the fact any cancellations and subsequent refunds trigger a cost to both the registrant and the school.

The intent of the sailing school is to open at reduced capacity for the 2021 summer season with regular dinghy classes starting the week of July 5. Please check back often.  We hope to post registrations at the end of May for dinghy programs.  

The Keelboat program will go ahead for 2021 (see Adult Programs link for class details).  Registrations are available for the keelboat program, but spaces are filling up quickly.    

The PDYC Sailing School has developed a set of Covid-19 protocols and procedures and will post those along with registrations in May.


pdyclogoThe Port Dover Yacht Club Sailing School is a not-for-profit organization that serves Haldimand, Norfolk, Brant and Brantford, and beyond. We share our love of sailing through a number of Sail Canada-certified programs, for all ages and ability levels.

Want to get your kids out in the open air and teach them the joy of sailing? Check out our Youth Dinghy lessons!

Want to learn yourself? Register now for our Discover Sailing - Adult program, or learn to cruise a larger craft with our Adult Keelboat classes.