FAQ’s

I would like to learn how to sail, are there lessons?

Yes, the club offers lessons in June on Tuesday and Thursday nights. These will give you the basic skills to sail one of the club boats.

Are there junior sailing lessons?

At this time we do not offer kids sailing camps, however, kids can participate in the learn to sail program as long as they are accompanied by an adult 18 years or over.

How do I continue to learn after the lessons are completed?

The club holds evening group sails on Tuesday nights throughout the summer. These are a good way to continue your learning under the supervision of an experienced sailor. We also have a Facebook group so people can coordinate their visits to the club.

What kind of boats do you sail? And are there club boats available to use?

This is small-boat club.  We sail Albacore, Wayfayer, Laser, and Optimist boats.  We have plenty of club boats available for you to use.  There is no extra cost to use these boats, it is included in your membership fee.

Do you hold races?

Yes, the club has four regattas during the summer, and if there is interest, we will set up weeknight or weekend afternoon races. Regattas are generally all day, but you can join in at any time.

What are the club hours?

The club is open dawn to dusk, 7 days a week.

What happens if the boat gets knocked over while I am sailing, will someone rescue me?

Our boats are “self rescuing” which means that you can right it, climb back on board, and sail away – you will learn this skill at the beginner sailing lessons.  If you prefer to sail when a rescue boat is on the water, come sailing with us on Tuesday nights or join our Facebook group and coordinate your sail when others are at the club.

Can I leave my boat at the club over winter?

Yes.

Can I launch my powerboat at the club?

No. We are a club for non-powered watersports.

What is your pet policy?

Pets are not allowed on the property.

What is your alcohol and drug policy?

You may bring your own alcoholic beverages but be reminded that the law requires that you must not operate a vehicle – sailboats included – while your blood alcohol level is over 0.08, or you are otherwise impaired. As for drugs, you may consume cannabis but are expected to be considerate of others with the smoke. We do not recommend operating a boat or swimming after consuming alcohol or drugs.

Is there space for any other activities that I would like to do at the club?

Yes, the club has a large lawn for yard games, plenty of Muskoka chairs at the waterfront for relaxing, and of course, a dock for swimming.

Do you have lifeguards?

No, you swim off the dock at your own risk

Do you have a restaurant and bar?

No, our facility consists of a cottage with a kitchen only.

What social events do you have?

Social suppers are held on regatta days and we have a couple of winter suppers to keep in touch.

Can I use the club for enjoying the waterfront if I don’t sail?

Absolutely, you don’t need to be a sailor to be a member. You can use the club for canoeing, kayaking, swimming and stand-up paddling.

How often can I bring a guest for free to enjoy the club with me?

You can bring a friend or family member to enjoy the club with you up to  three times per season.