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Youth Sailing / Learn to Sail Programs


Learn to sail at Britannia yacht club

Our nationally recognized programs offer sailing instruction for children and teens ages 8 to 18. Whether you’ve never been on a boat or are an experienced racer, the BYC Youth Sailing has a program for you.

[Please note that additional Adult Courses are administered by Advantage Boating]

Our goal is to give participants a love, appreciation, and respect for sailing and the water. We concentrate on keeping learning fun, while ensuring a safe environment. Participants in our youth programs learn to work as part of a team, gain valuable leadership skills, and increased self-confidence. We have graduated many successful racers and life-long sailors and BYC racers have competed in many national and international events

Families of CANSail participants are welcome to experience the club as a family social membership for July and August is included with registration. BYC staff is happy to show you what the club has to offer, including a beautiful venue, racing, tennis, and many other activities.

For more information on our programs and prices, feel free to contact Mark Walton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 613-828-5167 (Ext. 241).


Safety Eligibility

Participants must be able to: (a) swim 50 meters wearing a life jacket or personal flotation device (PFD), (b) tread water, and (c) provide their own approved (Transport Canada, Canadian Coast Guard, or Fisheries and Oceans Canada) lifejacket or PFD of the proper size.


Links to important Youth Sailing documents


Links to find out more




Opti Race Team Video





2777 Cassels Street
Ottawa, Ontario K2B 6N6
Phone: 613-828-5167

Fax: 613-828-5168

E-Mail: info@byc.ca


Dining Hours:
Mondays - Fridays: 4:00pm - 8:00pm 
Saturdays and Sundays: 12:00pm - 7:00pm


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