Welcome to the 2024 LJYC Sailing School

We are all counting down until the summer and the start of sailing!  Thankfully Covid is now behind us for the most part, however we continue to follow the safetly guidelines on making sure our sailors are safe.    We have also made the pledge to the Responsible Coaching Movement and follow the SAFE SPORT guidelines.  All staff and Instructors are Safe sport certified.

We are looking forward to warm summer days and the chance to enjoy time with our families in our beautiful northern paradise. I am sure that all of us share this hope.  The LJYC is busy getting ready for the coming season and looking forward to another amazing season of warm, sunny Muskoka days!    

This year we are offering CANSail 1-CanSail 6, Full day lessons for children ages 9+ and for our youngest sailors a full day or half day option in the CANSail Wetfeet program for children aged 5-8 

Wetfeet (5 to 8 years of age during 2024)

-Full Day and ½ day sessions.

CanSail 1-6 Sailors (age 9+ or succsessfuly passed Wetfeet)

-Full Day sessions only

Race Team/Private Lessons: It looks like racing in Muskoka is back!  Sailors at the CANSail level 3 and above could have an opportunity to race in the Muskoka Region Aphrodite Cup. We will also be attending Cottage Club.

Boating: On water boating Lessons

We are offering on water boating Instruction (in your own boat or ours) for Adults and Children 8+.   Great for new boaters young and old!  Please message info@ljyc.ca to arrange. 

Registration Instructions for 2024:

Please sign up online via the “REGISTER NOW” Button on the LJYC website.   This allows us to meet regulations and ensure we have up to date information for each sailor.  Note, if there is a Waitlist you can still sign up and we will do our best to squeeze in as many as we can.  If you are Waitlisting you will have to pay the $50 deposit which will be applied to your order if we can accommodate or refunded if not.  Please only choose Pay Later if you are paying by e-transfer following registration, note the e-transfer should be sent following registration or your childs spot will not be secured.  

We offer a multi week discount (3+ week per child) -$25/week 

Children that attend a Local Public School in Parry Sound/Sequin/Muskoka (please call or email for the 2024 discount code after confirmation of attendance)

Our Instructor team for this year:

Haley Hatherley-(5th Year) Head Instructor, Cansail 1-2 Instructor, Wetfeet Certified 

Charlie Shields (7th Year) Head of Racing: Instructor CanSail 1-6, Spinnaker & Trapeze, Race Tea

Tate Rathwell: (2nd Year) CanSail 1-4 Instructor

Colin Anderson (3rd year) CanSail 1-2 Instructor

Alex Bizzarri (1st year) CanSail 1-2 Instructor

Erika Jennings (2nd Year) Community Instructor, I CanSail  

Abbey Palmer: (2nd Year) Community Instructor, I CanSail

MaggiePalmer: (2nd Year) Community Instructor, I CanSail

We are a certified CANSail training school.

Sail Canada launched the CANSail program 10 + years ago and it is now rolled out across Canada in all Sailing Schools.  CANSail refers to Canada’s updated sailor training standards. The CANSail dinghy programming was developed under the framework of Long-Term Sailor development and has been designed with the sailor’s age and developmental stage in mind.

CANSail programming is designed to be a set of progressive Learn-to-Sail standards focused on providing sailors with a solid foundation of core skills. The CANSail system allows sailors to learn and progress and consolidate key skills before adding more complex skills. We are proud to offer the enhanced CANSail program. More information can be found at http://www.sailing.ca/sailor_development/long_term_athlete_development_framework

We look forward to seeing all our returning sailors and meeting new sailors and their families!

Download welcome letter here!.