Is it a Summer Camp? A Sailing School? A Race Team?
Simply put it's all three.
For 8 weeks every summer the grounds of Frenchman's Bay Yacht Club are full of the fun and games and friendships you'd find at any summer camp. There are dress-up days, picnics, swimming, and afternoons at the beach.
But that's not all...
Our nationally-recognized FBYC Sailing School is run by our exceptional instructors and coaches, many of whom are graduates of the program themselves! We teach and certify students using the Sail Canada standards. Students enjoy a fun, safe program that promotes exercise, develops self-confidence, and teaches sportsmanship. Quality sailboats and our warm natural bay allow for the best hands-on experience. Programs available for ages 10 and up
And if that's not enough...
The award-winning FBYC Race Team includes racers in three classes of boats (420's, Laser, and Optimist.) FBYC racers have received recognition across Lake Ontario and around the world. We have even launched two Olympic careers!
Important stuff for Students (and parents)
Every student should bring sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, a water bottle, and their own Personal Floatation Device (that's a life jacket) with a whistle attached.
For footwear, the sailors need something that will protect their feet but can get wet. We recommend some kind of neoprene sailing shoes or athletic sandals that cover the toes. Crocs don't really work. Trust me, it's been tried.
Students must be able to swim. They will ALWAYS be wearing a life jacket when they are on, near, or in the water, but we've found that students who can swim are just more comfortable.
All FBYC sailing classes run 9 am to 4 pm. Please be on time in the morning as there is a lot to pack into a day. Picking up students early is discouraged as they are usually out on the water.
FBYC Sailing School does not provide lunch. Students are expected to bring their own meals and snacks. Bring lots. This is a very active camp and they will get hungry.
Sometimes FBYC has to limit class size, or cancel a session because of insufficient enrolment. If this occurs, you will have the option either to join a different session or to receive a full refund.
We promise to return your child to you at the end of the day. But be warned, they will probably be wet, exhausted, and talking non-stop about how much fun they had.