Fun | Fundamentals | Team Work
Introduce your children to sailing, windsurfing or rowing lessons in a fun and
safe environment in our sheltered, protected harbor. Certified instructors teach
boat handling and CANSail skills while building teamwork, friendships,
confidence, and self- esteem. No experience is required. Each session offers an
opportunity to learn the fundamentals of the sport taught in an enjoyable way in
natural surroundings on the Toronto waterfront.
The sports are weather dependent and if the wind is not cooperative more time
will be spent on theory and techniques on land. If it rains, sailing will
continue if conditions are suitable. Games, picnics, beach volleyball and
optional swimming in the lifeguarded area at Cherry Beach or Ward’s Island are
part of the program.
CANSail I and II CANSail Programs are designed for youth from
7 to 17 years old. Students are divided into appropriate age and skill level
groups. The curriculum is based on Sail Canada standards and students have the
opportunity to earn nationally recognized certificates for each level by
demonstrating skills learned in the program.
All participants must know how to swim and enjoy the water.
Learn to Windsurf New Half Day
Windsurfing is an exhilarating sport which combines traditional sailing with a
board sport like surfing, snowboarding or skateboarding. Elite windsurfers
compete in course racing at the Olympics, in professional slalom and freestyle
events, and in official speed trials. The new windsurfing world speed record is
over 52 knots (96+ km per hour)! However, most windsurfers love just cruising
back and forth in a good breeze. At the Toronto Windsurfing Club, beginners can
quickly learn fundamental sailing concepts, water safety, and basic board
handling techniques. Fitness and good swimming ability are recommended.
Learn to Sail New Half Day
This introductory half day course will teach sailing in small sailboats
(Optimists and Albacores). Each sailboat holds from two to four youth depending
on their size and weight, who work as a team. The participants will spend lots
of time on the water learning how to sail. Once you learn to sail, it has the
potential to be a lifelong activity. Give sailing a try this summer!
Learn to Row New Half Day
Hanlan’s Learn to Row program provides youth with the opportunity to participate
in Canada’s most successful Olympic summer sport! We introduce beginners to the
basics of rowing, including equipment preparation, rowing and training
techniques, and even coxing (steering!) Rowing is often referred to as the
ultimate team sport – there are no superstars, no divas, no flashy players, just
a team of 8 athletes striving to move in perfect unison. The sport incorporates
strength, power, rhythm and timing and when it all comes together (and it can,
even in one week), rowing feels like flying, at water
The Course Offering
Choose sailing, windsurfing or rowing lessons or combine either sport with
sailing. The morning is spent rowing or windsurfing and the afternoon is spent
sailing. Sailing, rowing and windsurfing are water sports that you can enjoy
both recreationally and competitively at a variety of levels. They are all
Olympic sports which Canadians have done well in. Once you know how you can
continue to enjoy them throughout your life.
Cost per two weeks: $250.00 HST included – 10% Early Bird Discount until May 1st
Additional discounts: 5% discount for booking 2 weeks or 10% discount for booking 4 weeks
*Limited availability – first come, first served We are excited about developing
the potential of youth through our sailing, windsurfing and rowing lessons!
For additional information contact Alan Hall at email@example.com
|Full Day Session||Choose One Sport|
|1: July 2 – July 5||Sailing or Windsurfing|
|2: July 8 – July 12||Sailing, Windsurfing, or Rowing|
|3: July 15 – 19||Sailing, Windsurfing, or Rowing|
|4: July 22 – 26||Sailing, Windsurfing, or Rowing|
|5: July 29 – August 2||Sailing, Windsurfing, or Rowing|
|6: August 6 – 9||Sailing or Windsurfing|
|7: August 12 – 16||Sailing or Windsurfing|
|8: August 19 – 23||Sailing or Windsurfing|
|9: August 26 – 30||Sailing|
|Full Day Session||Two Half Day Sports|
|1: July 2 – July 5||Sailing & Windsurfing|
|2: July 8 – July 12||Sailing & Rowing|
|3: July 15 – 19||Sailing & Rowing|
|4: July 22 – 26||Sailing & Rowing|
|5: July 29 – August 2||Sailing & Windsurfing OR Sailing & Rowing|
Disclaimer: All course offerings are subject to change.
Who is putting on the course
The Outer Harbour Sailing Federation (OHSF), is a not-for-profit organization consisting of six sailing clubs, one rowing club and one windsurfing club, is providing these courses.
How to Apply
Fill in the 2013 OHSF Water Sports Camp Application Form and mail it to 7 Maitland Place, Toronto, ON M4Y 2Y4
For more information view our brochure or visit the OHSF websiteThere are videos on the site of last year’s sailing and rowing programs as well as links to the program’s Facebook page.
Location and Getting There
Hanlan Rowing Club, Outer Harbour Centre Board Club, Toronto Multi-Hull Cruising
Club, and Toronto Windsurfing Club are all on Regatta Road, just east of Cherry
Beach. In July and August the Pape bus 72B* goes to Cherry Beach which is
between five and ten minutes walk from the clubhouses, depending on where the
bus stops. *Check with TTC for Bus Times.