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General Information

The Cobourg Yacht Club Learn to Sail program was established in 1965 and offers instruction to everyone who wishes to discover the challenge and excitement of sailing – young and old alike. Celebrating over 50 years of quality sailing instruction in the Cobourg community, Learn to Sail @ CYC is proud to offer our secure online registration system for your convenience. This system will allow you to select a course that is right for you or your young sailor. You can check how many spaces are available in the course and securely complete your registration online through our partner, Ontario Sailing - the governing body of recreational and competitive sailing in the province. When you have completed the online process, your spot will be confirmed and an official receipt issued. It's that easy! You will note there are two different discounts available - a CYC Member discount and a Sibling discount. Please note these CANNOT be combined. If you are a member of the Cobourg Yacht Club (CYC) - check the membership box. All members will be verified. The member discount can be applied to all registrations in your family (immediate and extended). For non-CYC members who are registering more than one member of the same family and registering at the same time, all family members are entitled to the sibling discount. Check that box for each sailor. We are looking forward to meeting you and getting your sailing education moving you to where you want to go. Please contact us if you have any questions at

Welcome to Learn to Sail @ the CYC!.

CANSail 1

CanSail 1 is an introduction to sailing for children aged 9 to 16. The course is instructed in dinghies with the emphasis on safety, fun and seamanship. Programs are, generally, Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm. No courses will be run on Canada Day or Civic Holiday Mondays. Course prices are adjusted accordingly. Registrants may select ONE of the following Discounts if qualified. CYC Membership (-10%) OR Sibling Discount for 2 or more siblings registered in same course (-10%).

Aug 12 to Aug 23, 2019

1 left (waitlist available)
CANSail 3/4

CanSail 3 and 4 are also instructed in dinghies, with students advancing through more complex craft and situations. A strong theoretical knowledge is combined with matching “on-water” practical experience and skill development. Graduates of the CanSail 3/4 program are fully competent sailors and are capable of racing in local regattas.

Aug 12 to Aug 23, 2019

6 left (waitlist available)


100 Hibernia St, Cobourg

Bob Fler, Director - Learn to Sail