TASTE (Totally Awesome Sail Training Experience!)

Want your child to explore what sailing and our programs are about?

Then enroll in TASTE.

Your child (ages 5-12) will be given the opportunity to sail one of our Optimist sailboats while under the close supervision of a CYA certified sailing instructor, in the safe confines of the Yacht Club basin.

This course is just 2 days and with an emphasis on safety and fun, will leave you with a taste for more!

Enroll early as this is very popular and class size is limited.

TASTE 2019 Schedule

With the last scheduled day of elementary classes in the Lambton-Kent School District Thursday June 28th, and Canada Day Sunday July 1st we are offering a single day TASTE session (1/2 price) Friday June 29th.  Two day sessions will be held the last week of August upon completion of the regular Youth Learn to Sail programs.

  • Session 1: Friday June 28th (one day – ½ price session)
  • Session 2: Tuesday July 2nd & Wednesday July 3rd (two day session)
  • Session 3: Thursday August 15th and Friday August 16th (two day session)
  • Session 4: Thursday August 29th and Friday August 30th (two day session)

TASTE is a day program with classes running from 9am to 4pm

Students bring their own home-packed lunch or purchase lunch at the Club Galley.


Continuing in 2019 – CANSail “Wet Feet”

Wet Feet was a new addition to our Sarnia Yacht Club Sail Training Youth Programs in 2016. The introductory CANSail program is specifically designed for students ages 5-8 looking for a two week ½ day introductory Learn to Sail experience. Young sailors have fun while learning skills such as safety, rigging, balance, steering and sail trim. Sessions are offered in two week blocks, currently conducted as a morning only week day program in 2018. If a full day program is required to match parent/guardian schedules please contact our Sail Training Director to discuss potential accommodation(s).

CANSail “Wet Feet” 2019 Schedule

  • Session 1: July 8nd – July 19th (10 mornings) 
  • Session 2: July 22nd – August 2nd (10 mornings)
  • Session 3: August 6th – August 16th (9 mornings) No Classes Monday August 5th – Civic holiday
  • Session 4: August 19th – August 30th (10 mornings)