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Sailing is a sport that you can enjoy your whole life. Our Learn to Sail programs are divided into Youth Learn to Sail (5-18), Youth Racing (10-18) and Adult Training (18+). Please read on to learn more about sailing and PCYC.

PCYC Learn to Sail Auction!  Coming June 9th!!!

Welcome to the 31st anniversary of our pinnacle fundraising event -- the 2023 Learn-to-Sail Auction! 

Join us Friday June 9th in person at the Port Credit Yacht Club to bid on silent auction and participate in our live auction.

4pm Doors open to start bidding on silent auction items
5pm BBQ starts
6pm Welcome
6:30pm Golden Ticket drawn followed by the start of the Live Auction
Silent Auction closes post the Live Auction

Check out all the items and start bidding here:

Online bidding closes June 5th at 5pm. The highest bidder from the online auction will transfer over to our in person auction on Friday June 5th. 

This annual fundraising event supports the purchasing and upgrading of coach boats, sailboats, trailers and other equipment for our Learn-to-Sail youth and adult programs.

Last year we achieved our goal and had our most successful year ever raising over $60,000 in funds for our Learn to Sail Program.We hope to repeat the same target this year so our youth and adult sailors in the Learn to Sail program can benefit greatly from this phenomenal fundraising event.


Sailing is truly the ultimate lifetime sport. It’s a sport that can be enjoyed from the time you are 5, right through to your 80's or older. You can test your skills racing or explore the world cruising.

There is no other sport that packs as many life lessons as does sailing. Sailing teaches teamwork, engineering, history, patience, oceanography and ecology everytime you hit the water. Sailing rigorously tests not only the mind but the body as well. Throughout your life you can customize the sport to meet any need, from a relaxing day on the water to blasting along on a full plane in 20 knots of wind, from going solo to being part of a well-tuned team. Your options are endless. Consider that every time you leave the harbour you have an opportunity to learn something new. The pull of the wind or the size of the seas are never, ever exactly the same.

So if you love a challenge, love the wind in your face and want an opportunity to gain the true confidence that is only achieved through effort – then sailing is your sport.


The Learn to Sail Program at PCYC is one of the largest in Ontario with over 250 sailors being evaluated each year. With a staff of 15, all aspects of your learning experince will be looked after.

PCYC is devoting an unprecedented amount of resources into renewing its fleet and facilities, to ensure your experience will be in a premier sailing environment. We are aware that the finest boats in the world are nothing without great teachers, which is why PCYC is committed to bringing together the best group of instructors each year to ensure you spend your summer becoming the best sailor you can be!

Finally, because we love having fun almost as much as we love sharing our passion for sailing, it is a great way to pass a beautiful summer. See you on the water.

Contact Information

Please contact Learn to Sail, Program Manager for more information 905-278-7911 ext 241 or