Junior Sailing


Junior Sailing Season 2024

Coming soon!


Welcome to the Junior Sailing Program of the Royal St. Lawrence Yacht Club

The Royal St. Lawrence Yacht Club offers your child a unique junior sailing experience this summer.

Youth sailors learn about sportsmanship, perseverance, fitness, respect, responsibility, and confidence. They develop tight friendships which often last a lifetime.

What makes us proud of our program?

  • 50-year tradition
  • Open to the public
  • Ages 5-17
  • 5 programs per summer are offered in 1, 2, or 4-week sessions
  • Over 100 sailors per summer
  • Race team sails 6 months of the year
  • Instructors & coaches: bilingual, dynamic, experienced
  • Limited class sizes to maximize quality teaching and safety
  • WetFeet program for 5-7 yr olds


The Club provides sailors with well-maintained and safe boats:

  • Optimist Dinghies: 1 per boat
  • Club 420s: 2 per boat
  • Race team members provide their own boats and equipment.


  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m
  • Monday to Friday, including weekday statutory holidays
  • Early drop off and late pick up: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 


For the junior sailors who would like to use the pool snack bar facilities, junior memberships are available for the time the student is registered.


Our programs are designed so your child can follow a natural progression in developing confidence, skills, and experience in sailing and looking after a boat. Sailing is a complex sport that is mastered in stages. We recommend that young sailors progress through:

  • Wet Feet program for 5-7 years old for an introduction to sailing;
  • Learn-to-Sail or Double-Handed for those who are learning sailing for the first time;
  • Advanced Single-Handed for under-12s who have passed Learn-to-Sail;
  • Advanced Double-Handed for graduates of Advanced-Single Handed or Double-Handed;

Junior Program Achievements

OLYMPIANS: Ian Bruce, Peter Bjorn, Evert Bastet, Kai Bjorn, Tyler Bjorn, Chantal Leger


NATIONAL TEAM MEMBERS: Ian Bruce, Peter Bjorn, Evert Bastet, Peter Hall, Kai Bjorn, Tyler Bjorn, Lindsay Staniforth, Ali Mathews, Jen Blanchard, Mimi Winlo, Stephanie Taylor, Sylvie Di Lullo, Megan Armitage

PROGRAM OF THE YEAR: 1988, 1990, 1993, 1997, 2013

Office hours of Operation
Monday to Friday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday - Closed
Sunday - Closed


Contact info:
1350 Lakeshore Drive, Dorval, Québec, H9S 2E3
Email: info@rstlyc.com
Phone: 514-631-2720
Fax: 514-631-2725
Harbour entrance
45° 26.12' N
073° 45.10' W

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