Welcome to South Port Sailing School. We offer lessons for youth from 6
to 18 years old as well as an introduction to sailing for adults.
All programs are provided by certified instructors in a fun and safe
environment. We hope you are able to join us for a wonderful chance
to try sailing on our beautiful Lake St. Clair.
COVID-19 Update March 2021:
Last season, we were able to successfully offer modified programs by following the provincial Summer Camp guidelines.
We are planning on operating under similar guidelines this season.
However, we do not yet know what the specific rules will be this year. As a result of this uncertainty, we be accepting
a reduced number of registrations until we know for certain how many sailors will be able to accommodate.
If a session is full, you can register and be placed into a waitlist.
If spaces become available, sailors from the waitlist will be automatically moved into the session.
Sailing School Location
All courses/sessions are conducted at the
South Port Sailing Club,
210 Brighton Road,
All instructors at South Port Sailing School are trained and certified by both
Sail Canada and Ontario Sailing Associations.
South Port is proud to be the home club to several members of the
Ontario Sailing Team, and encourages our sailors and instructors to
compete at the highest levels.
During a course, certified instructors may be accompanied by Instructor
Trainees, or "I.T.s". These volunteers are qualified sailors working
toward their teaching certifications and contribute their time, effort
and experience to assist the sailors and the instructors when possible.
Each sailor must have his or her own approved vest type lifejacket.
This will be worn at all times when on the water. Note that
lifejackets must be approved by either Transport Canada, Canadian
Coast Guard, or Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
Sailing is an active pastime. Each sailor must be able to swim a
minimum of 50 feet within a reasonable time.
Each sailor must be able to swim underwater.
(Note that sailors may be tested to ensure they meet above swimming requirements.)
Each sailor is requested to dress for the weather, considering both
temperatures (hypothermia) and sun (UV) for any given day. Sailors
should also bring sunscreen as necessary for their own use.
Sailors must bring proper footwear that can be worn on a boat and in