Welcome to the Conestoga Sailing School, the heart and soul of the Conestoga Sailing Club!
Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, our Club will remain closed until we are allowed to open. Watch our News page for updates.
We continue to plan to hold our youth summer sailing camp and adult lessons this summer. If you would like to be assured a spot, please register. Should schedule changes be required because of COVID-19, we will let all affected registrants know as soon as possible. We will allow registrants to switch to a different session, or will fully refund any fees paid if accommodation cannot be met.
We greatly appreciate everyone’s patience in this difficult time, and trust that everyone is staying safe.
For over 35 years, we’ve been teaching the sport of sailing to people, young and old, and of all abilities. No prior sailing experience is required as our nationally certified sailing instructors start with the basics and guide you through Sail Canada’s nationally recognized CANSail program. Whether you seek a recreational pastime or a competitive sporting activity, our programs will equip you with the knowledge and skills to safely enjoy the sport of sailing, alone, with friends and family on board, or on the race course.
Youth Sailing Camp
Our Youth Learn to Sail Program, on beautiful Conestogo Lake, is a unique summer sailing program for children ages 6-18. Our program runs Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm throughout the summer and offers 3 convenient school bus pickup and drop off locations in the Region. Through a combination of games, on land and on water lessons, program participants follow the CANSail curriculum and work towards their nationally recognized CANSail certification. We provide qualified coaches that are fully trained and certified by Sail Canada. All of our staff hold certification in first aid, powerboat operation, boat rescue, life saving, and coaching theory. Conestoga’s Youth Sailing Program is open to both club members and non members and is eligible for the Canadian Government Children’s Fitness Tax Credit. For more information, and to register click here
Adult learn to sail programs
Our Adult Learn to Sail Program is taught over a series of weekday evenings or weekends throughout the summer. Through brief, but informative, on-land lessons and fun and challenging on water drills our course participants work on the knowledge and skills required to attain their nationally recognized CANSail certification. We provide qualified coaches that are fully trained and certified by Sail Canada. All of our staff hold certification in first aid, powerboat operation, boat rescue, life saving, and coaching theory. For more information, and to register click here.
Our Intro to Sailing session is a 1/2 day introduction to sailing with a focus on time on the water with an experienced instructor to get a feel for what sailing is all about.
Conestoga Sailing Club offers private instruction for all ages and levels. Our private lessons are available outside of our Youth and Adult Learn to Sail Program hours. Our instructors are patient, knowledgeable and happy to work on any aspect of your sailing development. All private lessons are subject to instructor availability. For more information on private sailing lessons please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.