Sailing Courses

We provide a wide range of sailing courses from absolute beginner to getting ready to cross oceans.

List of Sailing Courses

We are the only SC/FVQ registered school in Quebec authorized to offer all the SC/FVQ courses in the Learn to Cruise program.

Navigation Courses

Our series of courses cover traditional and electronic methods of navigation.

List of Navigation Courses

We provide every thing you need for your sailing course. There are no hidden extras.

Friendly Environment and Environmentally friendly

Learning is much easier when you are having fun. So we try to arrange as much fun as safely possible.

We limit the use of gasoline to the minimum possible and all Ynot Sailing courses are offered in a non smoking environment.

Bonus: Yacht Club membership included with Basic Cruising course.

CYA / Sail Canada

At the 2012 Canadian Yachting Association (CYA) AGM the organisation changed its name to Sail Canada. So wherever you see CYA on this website it should be SC.

Learn to sail

Learning to sail is a breeze with our professional and fun filled training scenarios coupled with our flexible approach to scheduling.

Whether you are an absolute beginner, who has not even set foot on a boat, or an experienced sailor preparing for ocean crossings we have sailing, navigation, and safety courses to satisfy your needs.

Your Sailing Goals

Whatever your sailing or navigation objective we can help you achieve it.

Benefit from our Experience

We have experience in:
Keelboat Sailing
Sailboat racing
Dinghy sailing
Sailing on local lakes
Sailing across the Atlantic
Sailing in North America, Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean
Designing sailing courses and training material
Training and qualifying instructors


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Guide for First time visitors

Course Selection Guide

Sailing into the Sunset

Upcoming Events

***Docking Workshops***

*** Sailing Course Schedules ***

Internationaly Recognised Certificates

** PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS IMAGE **In addition to Sail Canada north American certifications Ynot Sailing is also approved byInternational Yacht Training to offer all their recreational sailing and navigation courses up to and including Yachtmaster Ocean. If you are interested in getting qualifications that are reconized worldwide please contact us.

Areas of Operation

During the summer months we give sailing lessons in the West Island of Montreal and Eastern Ontario. We have boats in Baie d'Urfé in the West Island of Montreal, Quebec, Canada and also Gananoque near Ottawa and Kingston Ontario, Canada. We are just a short drive from both Montreal, Ottawa, and Kingston.

1000 Islands

Cruises and courses in the Thousand Islands operating out of Gananoque and Kingston Ontario are also available.

Internationaly Recognized Sailing School

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