The RCYC Women’s Sailing program offers social sailing on Mondays for beginner to intermediate sailors, and further skill training for women interested in racing on Thursdays.  
Women’s Sailing has become one of the most popular and thriving recreational programs on the island. Open to all female RCYC Members, this weekly program provides a great opportunity to meet other Club Members while improving sailing skills on and off the water. All levels of sailors are welcome to join this inviting community and find out why this program keeps expanding!
In our Social Sailing program, beginner to intermediate sailors practice the fundamentals of sailing in an Ideal 18, a small dinghy with a fixed keel for stability. With two to three women in a boat, sailors gain experience in sail trim, boat handling and safety in different conditions to build confidence in sailing. Most importantly, this is a fun program on Monday evenings intended for women looking for a relaxed, social environment and an opportunity to increase their sailing abilities.
In 2022, our skill sessions will focus on specific skills such as boat handling, sail trim and spinnaker. This approachable weekly skill training session invites sailors looking to jump into the world of racing and make some new connections along the way.

COVID-19 Information:

The RCYC Sailing Office staff remains in constant contact with Ontario Sailing and Sail Canada.  We also are staying abreast of all City of Toronto news that relates to Youth Programming, Summer Camps, and Large Event programming. Everything is being done with our Members, guests and employees’ safety and health in mind.

Please see Ontario Sailing’s COVID-19 Updates Page for further updates and information.

Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you on the Island!
FAQ and Details for the 2022 Season:
Evening sessions include brief lessons from instructors at the dock at 6:00 before heading out on the water, and an in-depth debrief in the Clubhouse. All sailors are encourage to catch the 5:15 ferry to be ready on time, with the 5:45 ferry as the final boat. Most women return home on the 9:00 ferry after debriefing, or stay late for socializing.
There is no previous experience required to join our Social Sailing program. Women of all skill levels are welcome! Our friendly instructors will work to build confidence in the boat and will encourage sailors to keep adding to their skillset every week. CANSail levels will be available as an option to track progress through the year.
Sailors are required to wear lifejackets/PFDs while on the water.
Mark your calendars with the Spring Work Party and Women's Sailing Orientation! These weekend dates are important for new and returning sailors to the program. You will learn about the boat before your first sail, and get your first introduction to the great community of RCYC Members involved throughout the season.
Skills sessions are designed to fulfill the needs of sailors eager to move towards racing but enjoy the camaraderie of training partners. These coaching sessions work to improve skills important for skippers and crew. 
Please contact sailing@rcyc.ca for any questions!

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2022 Dates

Pre-Season Training:

May 9th
May 16th
May 30th

Orientation Day - Sunday May 29th

June Session: 

June 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th

July Session: 

July 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th

August Session: 

August 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th