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Top Certified Sailing Schools in Ontario

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NauticEd Affiliated Sailing Schools in Ontario

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Take online theory sailing courses with NauticEd, with two free sailing courses and sailing resume, and then use the skilled in-house sailing instructors from the following sailing schools to gain practical sailing experience and confidence. Once you pass the courses and practical training, you'll be awarded with a NauticEd Sailing Certification with Verified Practical Competency. Yacht Charter Companies worldwide accept and acknowledge the NauticEd Sailing Certification. Read more..

  • Georgian Bay Sailing Coach – Thornbury
  • Gone Sailing Adventures - Toronto
  • National One Design Sailing Academy - Oakville
  • Points of Sail - Oakville
  • Topmast Maritime Training - Kingston

Advantage Boating - Ottawa & Kingston, ON

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Established in 1992, Advantage Boating is a member with Ontario Sailing, International Yacht Training Worldwide and Sail Canada and, offers sailing programs. Class sizes for the on-water courses are small to ensure plenty of individualized attention and maximum hands-on time for each student with the aim of ultimately providing you with the confidence you need to become a good sailor. Advantage Boating operates from Britannia Yacht Club & Nepean Sailing Club in Ottawa and, Treasure Island Marina in Kingston, Ottawa.

Learn To Sail - Keelboats

  • Start Keelboat Sailing
  • Basic Cruising
  • Youth Keelboat Programs
  • Mileage Builder
  • Intermediate Cruising
  • Advanced Cruising
  • Instructor Training

Boat Handling Clinics

  • Docking 101
  • Private Lessons
  • Spinnaker Handling
  • Basic Refresher


  • Basic Powerboat


Classroom Courses

  • Coastal Navigation
  • Coastal Navigation - on line
  • Celestial Navigation
  • VHF Certificate
  • DSC Upgrade
  • Intro to Racing
  • Diesel Engine
  • Outboard Engine

Other Programs

  • Boat Share Program
  • Boating Vacations
  • Corporate Team Building

Adventure Sailing Plus - Penetanguishene ON

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Located at Penetanguishene Ontario, Adventure Sailing Plus Ltd provides Sailing Canada Certifications and International Yacht Training (IYT) programs. The training programs are conducted at 1999 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey throughout the year graduates can take repeat classes to improve the sailing skills any time at a later stage.

Sail Canada Programs

  • Basic Coastal Navigation Intermediate Coastal Navigation
  • Introduction to Sailing Weekend
  • Basic Cruising Standard
  • Basic Cruising With Basic Coastal Nav
  • Intermediate Cruising Standard
  • Intermediate Cruising With Intermediate Coastal Nav
  • Basic Coastal Navigation Online/Webinar
  • Intermediate Coastal Navigation Online/Webinar
  • Advanced Cruising Standard
  • Offshore Cruising Standard
  • Boating Operator Card (PCOC)


IYT Programs

  • International Certificate of Competency ICC
  • Irish & MCA 24m Sail & 10m Power Coastal & Inland
  • International Bareboat Skipper Sail
  • International Crew Sail
  • International Watchkeeper Flotilla Skipper Sail
  • VHF Marine Radio Operator

Port Dover Sailing School - Port Dover ON

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Established in 2009 and located at Port Dover in Ontario, the Port Dover Yacht Club (PDYC) Sailing School is a not-for-profit organization that serves Haldimand, Norfolk, Brant and Brantford and beyond. The school offers a variety of programs for all ages and skill levels. Port Dover Sailing School also offers full day programs which follow certified Sail Canada program.

Sail Canada Programs

  • Basic Keel Boat
  • Intermediate Cruising


Other Programs

  • Discover Sail Introductory Program
  • Instructor-In-Training
  • Plus more

Beaches Sailing - Toronto Islands & Harbour, ON

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Beaches Sailing is an accredited sailing school that provides both tours and certified Sail Canada courses for the novice sailor. Beaches Sailing delivers the first three levels of Sail Canada sailing courses and the courses are a combination of on the water training and supporting ashore knowledge. Beaches Sailing offers flexible scheduling and pickup locations including Bluffers Park, Ashbridges Bay, Aquatic Park, and the Toronto Waterfront.

Sail Canada Courses

  • Introduction to Sail
  • Start Keelboat Sailing
  • Basic Cruising Skills


Other Programs

  • Experience Builder
  • Pleasure Craft Operators Card
  • Basic Cruising Standard Challenge

Wavelength Sailing School - Kingston ON

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Located at Collins Bay Marina in Kingston Ontario, Wavelength Sailing School offers a full range of courses leading to Sail Canada qualifications up to Advanced level and internationally recognized International Yacht Training ICC and International Bareboat Certification.. The school offers courses on sailing Yachts ranging from 25-30′ up to 50′ typical of boats you may buy or charter. Wavelength Sailing School is a registered member school of Ontario Sailing, Sail Canada and International Yacht Training we have been with Sail Canada (CYA) for 12 years and IYT for 5 years.

Sail Canada Programs

  • Boat Operator’s Card
  • Basic Cruising - Day Skipper Sail
  • Intermediate (Bareboat) Cruising - Bareboat Skipper Sail
  • Advanced Cruising - Coastal Skipper Sail

IYT Programs

  • International Certificate of Competence


Non-certification clinics

  • Skills refresher
  • Docking
  • Spinnaker handling
  • Sail Trim and Rig Tuning

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Gone Sailing Adventures Sailing School - Toronto ON

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Established in 2008 and located at Toronto Ontario, Gone Sailing Adventures is a Transport Canada commercially licensed operator that provides introductory sailing lessons and private charters in Toronto. Gone Sailing Adventures instructors are certified by Sail Canada and provide thorough and engaging lessons.

Sail Canada Courses

  • Basic Keel Boat Cruising - Learn to Cruise
  • Cruising Intermediate - Live Aboard

Gone Sailing Programs

  • 3 hours Experience Sailing
  • Learn to Sail in a Day

IYT Programs

  • International Cruising Certification (ICC)


Other Programs

  • Pleasure Craft Operators Card - Online Course and Exam
  • NauticEd Online Sailing Courses
  • Toronto Harbour Licensing
  •  Private Charters on Lake Ontario
  •  Team Building and Corporate Events

Other Sailing Schools in Ontario

Please find below a list of other Sailing Schools and Yacht Clubs at Ontatio province. Many of these schools are Sailing Canada members and provides training for fresh and old sailing enthusiasts.

Toronto Sailing School - Bluffers Park ON

  • CYA Basic Cruising Course
  • Pleasure Craft Operator Card
  • Toronto Harbour License

Collins Bay Yacht Club (CBYC) - Kingston ON

  • Learn to Sail

Port Credit Yacht Club - Mississauga ON

  • Sail Canada Basic Cruising (LTC)
  • Start Keelboat Sailing

South Port Sailing School - Tecumseh ON

  • Learn to Sail

Burlington Sailing & Boating Club Sailing School - Burlington ON

  • Keelboat Course

Barrie Yacht Club Sailing School - Barrie ON

  • Learn To Sail Program

Fanshawe Yacht Club Sailing School (FYCSS) - London ON

  • Learn to Sail

The Royal Canadian Yacht Club - Toronto ON

  • Intro to Sailing
  • Private Lessons


KINGSTON Yacht Club - Kingston ON

  • Learn to Sail

Bay of Quinte Yacht Club - Belleville ON

  • Learn to Sail
  • Private Lessons

Points Of Sail - Toronto and Oakville ON

  • Intermediate Cruising
  • Handling Under Power & Docking
  • Spring Tune Up
  • Night Sailing
  • Heavy Weather Sailing
  • Sail Trim

Midland Bay Sailing Club - Midland ON

  • AbleSail
  • CanSail

Georgian Bay Sailing Coach - Thornbury Harbour ON

  • Maneuvering Under Power
  • Maneuvering Under Sail
  • Anchoring
  • Crew Overboard
  • Sailing At Night
  • Storm Tactics
  • Skipper’s Partner
  • Skipper’s program
  • Bareboat Charter Master Program
  • NauticEd Online Sailing Courses

You may also read: Online Sailing Certifications & RYA Skipper Theory

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