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Welcome to the Sailing Season!

Beaconsfield Yacht club offers safe, hands-on training programs from Sail Canada’s CANSail program. In order for your sailor to be safe and comfortable please follow the guidelines listed below.


All our sailing programs are from 9 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday. Please note that courses carry-on during statutory holidays if they fall on a week day. Race Teams run on individual schedules issued by the coaches.


Our programs are offered to children 7 to 17 years of age. The children must know how to swim, tread water and be comfortable in a lifejacket.



Cold and Rainy Days

Our programs continue rain or shine. The clubhouse provides rain shelter, however foul weather provides an opportunity to teach a number of necessary points outside on the water. Proper dress for such days is essential. Our staff monitors the weather from satellite views on Environment Canada’s website. Our own weather station measures wind velocity.


What to send with each student

To insure your sailor has a safe and comfortable experience sailing a certain amount of equipment and preparation is needed. All students must bring the following items:  Appropriate sized, Canadian approved, lifejacket with a whistle (Life jacket should be a bright colour)  Clothes for the forcasted weather (jacket, rainwear if needed)  A change of dry clothes (just in case)  Swimsuit, towel, hat sunscreen, sunglasses  Proper footwear (closed toe shoes that may get wet) For safety reasons flip flops are not allowed.  Drink bottle (It is important to stay hydrated).


Lost and Found

Please label everything! We will do our best to keep sailors and their possessions together. Do not allow expensive items to come to the Club - running shoes, watches, jewellery. Any item can be lost or dropped overboard.


Staff and Equipment

All instructors are certified to CANSail standards and follow the recommended maximum of students per instructor. Our instructors are bilingual and supervise the students in power rescue boats while on the water. The BYC Sailing School fleet includes Squadron 13's, Club 420s. 


Lunch and Snacks

Lunch is not included in our course fee but is available in our Clubhouse restaurant. A two week menu plan offers both hot and cold main courses. Students may bring snacks if needed. Everyone should bring a water bottle. Please note that the Club is not a peanut-free environment. Parents who have children with allergies are asked to contact the office and are reminded to fill out the section on the registration for allergies.



Please telephone the Club (514-695-1272) in the morning and let us know if your child will be absent. If you know in advance of an absence, please send a note with your child. A call or note by you takes only a moment but it can save us considerable time confirming where your child is.



During the courses over the summer, our instructors and helpers record events taking photos. These photos may be used in future years to market our programs or for award distribution events.


Awards Presentation

Certificates of acheivement are handed out at the end of each session for the sailors. Trophies for the racing team are awarded at the Commodore's ball, in November.


Sailor Code of Conduct

The Beaconsfield Yacht club is committed to providing the best possible training programs. In return, the membership and executive of BYC expects a commitment from all participating students. Each student is expected to treat Club equipment and property with care, as if it was his or her own, and to exhibit appropriate behavior at all times. BYC reserves the right to refuse registration to students whose involvement would cause a disruption to the course and interfere with the instruction of other students. For safety reasons the students are not to leave the Club’s premises. Students risk being expelled (without refund) if they refuse to follow this specific rule.


CHECKLICK and course certification

Your sailor’s progress is monitored using a new online athlete development program called Checklick. Each athlete will have his or her file updated weekly online by their coach. Sailors and parents can log on to the website to monitor the improvement and skills achieved as the session progresses. A full standard level is achieved only when 100% of the skill list is achieved. This means “Performing Consistently” for all tasks on the CANSail CHECKLIST sheet.


Limited space available

e do our best to accommodate parents when registering their children for the summer. For safety reasons we have limits on the number of sailors in each program and session. We encourage you to register early to avoid disappointment.


Deadlines and Cancellations

Priority registration is given to previously registered students until March 10th. After that date, any openings in the program will be filled on a first-come first-served basis. Your registration will be confirmed upon reception of full payment of fees and a completed registration form. Refunds will only be granted if notice of cancellation is received by May 26th, 2017. There are no refunds once a session is underway. There are no partial refunds if your child drops out or is absent for part of a session. And administration fee of 50.00 $ will be charged for all cancellations after May 26th, 2017. There will be no refunds after June 26th, 2017.


Payment Methods

You can pay with credit card if you register on-line or at the office where we accept cheques, credit cards or cash. Credit cards can also be used via e-mail or fax. For all these methods, it is important that all registration papers must be received at the same time. Contact Us By phone: (514)695-1225, by fax: (514) 695-9794 or by email at: or Visit our website:







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