Learn to Sail - Junior & Adult Lessons

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

Adult Sailing Lessons

Regular Lightning Racing for Adults: Saturdays at 2:00pm. No charge. Interested people should contact Tom Mitchell  for more information,  and by noon Thursday  to commit for Saturday.  Email: tdm335@gmail.com  or phone 519-841-5420

Adult lessons will be dependent on availability of instructors. Adult lessons are $10/hour for members and $20 an hour for non-members.  Inquiries may be sent to the Director: eajardine@gmail.com.


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 2019 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 23rd
  • Awards banquet: Thursday August 22nd
  • 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 29-August 2nd (5 days $105), Aug 6-9th (4 days $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 27th.
  • 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 23 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