Sailing is a fun, safe and affordable sport for all ages and abilities. There are many different ways to get started in sailing and you don’t need to own a boat to enjoy the sport. There are clubs that provide boats and boat owners looking for crew. You don’t need to be a member to get started in sailing as most programs are accessible for people who are not members of clubs.
There are different types of sailing for you to choose from. Social sailing – Is non-competitive participation that involves just going for a sail. Cruising – A form of social sailing where a destination to sail to is selected. Racing – A number of boats going round a course in a competitive structure. There are different levels of competition, from more social or introductory racing through to serious national and international regattas. Ocean racing – A form of competitive sailing that takes place off-shore.
To learn more about sailing in Ontario, visit Ontario Sailing!