Bronte Harbour Yacht Club and Sailing School

Site: Oakville

Service: Learn to Sail Programs

Record #: OAK0756
Last Full Update: 11 Jul 2024

Contact Information

Office Phone 905-827-6437
Social Media Facebook Facebook, Twitter Twitter
Primary Contact Roman Sivers; Email:
Alternate Contact Jim Pollock, Publicity Director; Phone: 995 466-6354; Email:

Agency Information

Description (Agency)

A club welcoming all boaters, power, sail and paddling with full racing and cruising program

Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1962
Primary Executive Peter Fuller, Commodore; Email:
Alternate Executive Steve, Vice Commodore; Email:
Funding Fees
Elections AGM November

Description and Service Details

Description (Service)

The BHYC Learn to Sail program offers courses for Youth Sailors (7-17 years) and Adult Sailors (18 years and up)

  • program features Sail Canada certified instructors in a safe, fun and active learning environment
  • Sailors learn the skills and enter into fun and challenging experiences suited to their skills 

Youth Learn To Sail Programs

  • offered to participants aged 7 to 17 years old 

Adult Learn To Sail Program

  • Adult lessons are offered in the Club 420 Dinghy, equipped with Spinnaker and trapeze
  • CAN Sail levels can be obtained during the program
  • objective is to feel comfortable sailing the points of sail, understand basic sail trim, or advanced sail trim if you already sail, and to feel more comfortable in the event your goal is to purchase a sailboat

Visually Impaired Learn to Sail Program

  • Ontario's largest Visually Impaired Learn to Sail Program
  • course runs for one full week, usually scheduled in late June, and is entirely led by volunteers
  • participants learn the fundamentals of sailing on 30 foot keel boats, seamanship basics, and some basic racing techniques
  • the week ends with a race around audible marks

Rental facilities  also available


varies by program


Jun-late Aug

Areas Served Halton South
Eligibility Ages: 7 year(s) and up 
7 years and up for Learn to Sail programs * non-sailors and non-boaters welcome

Call for information

Languages English
Fees Membership ; Program - discount for members ; Call for information

Site Information

Located In Community Oakville
Address & Map
2514 Lakeshore Rd W
Oakville, ON L6L 1H8
Intersection Bronte Rd and Lakeshore Rd W
Physical Access Partially Accessible - only lower level accessible

Categories and Classification

HCSD Main Heading Child / Family Services ; Disabilities ; Sports / Recreation
HCSD Sub Heading All Sports ; Boating ; Disability Related Sports ; Individual Sports ; Recreation for Children / Families ; Youth Recreation Resources
Service Categories Boating ~ Men ; Boating ~ Visual Impairments ; Boating ~ Women ; Boating ~ Youth ; Disability Related Sports ; Recreational Clubs

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