Learn to Sail – Junior & Adult Lessons

Mission Statement: “To promote safety, health, physical fitness and confidence in our local youth.”


Adult Sailing Program

Adult Learn To Sail: Adult sailing lessons will be taught by Sail Canada certified instructors who will teach basic sailing skills with an emphasis on seamanship and safety. Adult lessons will be offered only if/as instructors are available. Lifejackets (DOT approved PFD) and soft soled, closed-toed shoes are required.

  • Intro To Sailing – 3 hour Sessions:
    • Members: $40/session
    • Non-members: $50
  • For more advanced sailing instruction and hourly prices:
    • Members: $ 20/hour
    • Non-members: $30/hour

Boats for instruction: Lightning, Walker Bay, Echo, Laser, Laser 2.

Questions may be sent to the Director: eajardine@gmail.com.

The Intro To Sailing sessions are about 3 hours, and include about 2 hours of on-water instruction with a 1/2 hour before and after for rigging/de-rigging boats as well as on-land instruction. Morning sessions will be from 9:30-12:30PM. Afternoon sessions will be from 1:00PM to 4:00PM.

Throughout the summer, morning and afternoon sessions will be offered as instructors are available on week days or weekends. Evening lessons would begin after 4:30PM.

About Learn To Sail at Petpeswick

Petpeswick Yacht Club was founded by people who shared a passion for the water, and the excitement experienced by sailing. Today, their vision and passion continues through our Learn to Sail program. Our instructors are certified by Sail Canada through Sail Nova Scotia and teach approved CANSail curriculum to a broad range of sailors.

Junior Sailing Lessons

Sail Canada’s CANSail 2018 Program

  • Levels 1 to 4: Ages 8-18; Wet Feet: Ages 5-8
  • Boats: Opti, Echo, Laser, Laser 2, Walker Bay, O’Pen Bic, Lightning
  • Lessons: July 2nd to August 24th
  • Awards banquet: Thursday August 23rd
  • Please see Frequently Asked Questions  bottom right of this page.
  • More questions: Contact Elizabeth at eajardine@gmail.com

Wet Feet Ages 5-8 (must have completed grade Primary)

  • Date: July 30-August 3rd ($105), Aug 7-10th ($85); 1/2 day sailing, 1/2 day recreation
  • Hours: 9:00-4:00. We are partnering with HRM Recreation for these weeks.
  • Register by phone at 902-889-4050 or in person at HRM Recreation, 7900 Highway 7, Musq Harbour (M-F, 9:00am-4:00pm). Summer registration opens March 28th.
  • If you already have a RecConnect account information, you can search and register online. They accept Cash, Cheque, Debit, Visa, Mastercard and Amex.

Registration CANSail Levels 1-4: ON-LINE

To reserve your children’s sailing times, please register on-line by clicking REGISTER. (Registration will open in the spring.) Classes can fill up quickly. Enrolments will be managed on a first come, first served basis.

CANSail Levels 1-4 Ages 8-16

  • Dates: July 2 – Aug 24 Hours 9.30-4.00
  • Members: 1 week session: $145   2 week session: $260
  • Non-members: 1 week session: $165    2 week session: $290*2-week sessions are strongly recommended.
  • Discounts: Can be applied when you register online
  • Additional Weeks: $5.00 discount each additional week
  • Additional Child in Family: $20.00 discount each sibling
  • Financial Assistance: Google Kidsport. Google Canadian Tire Jumpstart.
  • Email: eajardine@gmail.com