YOUTH SAILING


The Royal Canadian Yacht Club's Junior Club is a sailing camp where you will make lasting friendships, learn life skills, and fall in love with the sport of sailing. We recognize the potential of every young sailor and strive to help them grow in their chosen sailing pathway. Every young sailor with an imagination, a sense of adventure and a kind heart is welcome!

It's time to start planning for a new season full of sunny days, big smiles on the water, and budding friendships. Junior Club cannot wait to open its doors to our youngest yet most active sailors in Toronto Harbour once more with the upcoming 2022 sailing season.

 

            

We were grateful to be able to run our sailing camp last year with our constant attention to the health and safety of our sailors and staff, and that remains foremost in our minds heading into this new year. Any changes to our programs due to updated COVID-19 regulations from governing bodies will be communicated swiftly to registered sailors as well as posted on this webpage, and we are confident that we will be able to deliver another memorable season at Junior Club. We can't wait to get back on the water and we hope to see you there for one of the Best Summers Ever!


Should you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at juniorclub@rcyc.ca

     
                    

The Royal Canadian Yacht Club is one of the oldest yacht clubs in the world, with a long history of achievement in international competition as well as national and local sailing. The RCYC’s dedication to encouraging proficiency in sailing excellence and competitive racing is clearly reflected in its Youth Sailing Program. The Junior Club, since its inception in 1925, has produced international champions, skilled yachtsmen and yachtswomen.

There are many benefits of the RCYC program. Long-lasting friendships develop over the years as young sailors spend their summer days discovering life on the water. Participants also take organized trips to sailing clubs across Canada and the United States. All members of RCYC Youth Sailing program have the opportunity to experience the sport of sailing in a safe, fun-filled and challenging environment. While competitive excellence in sailing is recognized and encouraged, the fundamental objective of the program remains – to introduce you to the great sport of sailing!

                                                                              


Registration

Registration for Summer 2022 is coming soon! Please check back early in the New Year for more program and registration information. Contact juniorclub@rcyc.ca for any other inquiries.
 

Need-to-Know Information for Junior Club!

1. Have a full stomach - eating breakfast starts the day off right!

2. Bring a bagged, nut-free lunch and snacks. Nut products are no longer permitted at any of our Youth Programs. Serious allergic reactions can happen when foods labeled “may contain” or “traces of” are brought on site.

3. Bring a refillable water bottle.

4. Bring your Canadian Coast Guard approved lifejacket.

5. Always have sun protection: Comfortable hat and sunscreen (SPF 30 or more is recommended).

6. Don’t forget your swimsuit!

7. Label all clothing and belongings clearly with indelible marker.

8. Bring rain gear if inclement weather is expected. We may sail on rainy days!

9. Bring close-toed shoes or sneakers, preferably sailing booties or water shoes. Sandals are not safe sailing shoes and cannot be worn in sailboats.

10. Please remember that the children will be getting wet frequently, so we suggest that they bring extra clothes, a towel and dry shoes for on land.

11. Please do not bring any unnecessary items of significant personal value. RCYC is not responsible for lost or stolen property (cell phones included).

12. If you are running late, your child needs to leave early or you are member who wishes for their child to remain on the island after programming, please inform us by email at juniorclub@rcyc.ca.

13. Program change requests made after initial enrollment will be carried out based on availability of space and cannot be guaranteed.

14. I have questions now about so many things!! Who should I contact? Email our Sailing Department at sailing@rcyc.ca.

Rowan's Law - Concussion Policy

Rowan’s Law was named for Rowan Stringer, a high school rugby player from Ottawa, who died in the spring of 2013 from a condition known as second impact syndrome (swelling of the brain caused by a subsequent injury that occurred before a previous injury healed). Rowan is believed to have experienced three concussions over six days while playing rugby. She had a concussion but didn’t know her brain needed time to heal. Neither did her parents, teachers or coaches.

Rowan’s Law and Rowan’s Law Day were established to honor her memory and bring awareness to concussions and concussion safety. The last Wednesday of each September has been designated as Rowan’s Law Day to help raise awareness about concussion safety.


Rowan’s Law - Rules

On July 1, 2019, new rules came into effect through Rowan’s Law, to improve concussion safety in amateur competitive sport. If you are an athlete under 26 years of age*, parent of an athlete under 18, coach, team trainer or official you need to follow the rules of Rowan’s Law below:
 

  • Review any one of Ontario's official Concussion Awareness Resources before registering or serving with your sport organization; and
  • Review your sport organization’s Concussion Code of Conduct that they will provide to you; and
  • Confirm that you have reviewed both of these resources every year with your sport organization(s)

* Exception: A sport organization that is a University, College of Applied Arts and Technology or other Post-Secondary Institution will be advising athletes of any age that they need to follow the rules of Rowan’s Law.
 

Involved in more than one sport?

No matter how many sport organizations you register with in a given year, you are only required to review a Concussion Awareness Resource once within that year. You are however required to confirm your review of a Concussion Awareness Resource with each sport organization with which you register.
 

You are also required to both review and confirm your review of the Concussion Code of Conduct for each sport organization with which you register.
 

Review the appropriate Ontario Official Concussion Awareness Resources:
 

  1. Review any one of Ontario's official Concussion Awareness Resources, linked below in English
  1. Review Ontario Sailing Concussion Code of Conduct,


Removal From/Return-to-sport

The Rowan’s Law Removal-from/Return-to-sport requirements will come into effect on July 1, 2020. Sport organizations will be required to have a removal-from/return-to-sport protocol. RCYC will follow the Ontario Sailing procedures:
 


Additional Information:
 

Contact Information

Please direct your inquiries as follows:

General Inquiries - juniorclub@rcyc.ca


Racing - violet.stafford@rcyc.ca

Other RCYC Programs & Information - sailing@rcyc.ca