Giving Kids & Teens a Love, Appreciation & Respect for Sailing

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.
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
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) life jacket or PFD of the proper size.