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2020 KYC Summer Camp Suspended

Posted 2020-03-31

Dear Parents and Sailors,

It has been 2 weeks since Ontario’s announcement of a state of emergency, and KYC was required to closed its doors. During this time, our club has been carefully deliberating to plan a course of action for the coming season. Due to the ever changing and unstable nature of the COVID-19 situation, KYC has made the difficult decision to suspend the 2020 Junior Sailing Summer Camp.
Scheduled monthly pre-payments have been stopped. Accounts and credit cards will not be charged for camp fees on April 1, May 1, or June 1, 2020. Online registration for the remainder of the 2020 season has been closed. All 2020 Camp pre-payments made after December 9th shall be carried forward and applied towards 2021 Junior Sailing Camp fees.
In addition, parents who pre-pay their full sailing camp fees prior to July 1, 2020 shall be eligible for a slot in the 2021 camp without being subject to the typical year-to-year fee increase. If you have yet to complete your full monthly pre-payment plan and wish for your monthly payments to be restarted to take advantage of the new camp price freeze with a guaranteed spot in our 2021 sailing camp, please contact our Head Instructor by email.
The world’s response to COVID-19 is changing every day, and we will continue to follow the recommendations of the Canadian government and World Health Organization closely. Suspending camp is how we plan to do our part to flatten the curve. Should circumstances change, we are motivated to resume camp operations, if allowed. During this time please engage in physical distancing, go outside only when necessary and remember to frequently wash your hands.
Please feel free to reach out with any questions. Our Head Instructor, Rachel Harris, will be in touch with further details of how we hope to engage with our sailors this summer with some exciting new online coaching and virtual regattas. Communication will be ongoing, and we will be in touch again by the end of the week.
Best Regards,


A camp. A sailing school. A swimming hole. A summer of memories.

KYC has a long tradition of great coaches, amazing waters and an amazing location to spend a few weeks in the summer. From beginners at any age to advanced racers who have sailed the world’s most famous waterways, KYC offers a day camp, clinics and off-season training.

Parents – sailors or not – be assured that the coaches are not your typical camp instructors. Coaches have spent years training as sailors and national achieved national instructor certification through Sail Canada. Certification includes everything from first aid, water safety, teaching, lesson planning, leadership and most importantly sailing. Using Sail Canada’s CANSail programming – our instructors maximize as much time on the water as possible - depending on Mother Nature of course. More importantly, our instructors and coaches teach their lessons by doing and showing rather than talking and testing.

KYC has been a leader in junior sailing nationally and internationally for more than 100 years. Thousands of sailors have had the opportunity to experience sailing through KYC. Sailors from KYC’s Junior Sailing Program have gone on to compete in collegiate, national, and world competitions; including America’s Cup, and Olympic competitions while developing a lifelong passion and love for the sport.

Our overall goals are simple: Safety, fun, and success.

We provide a safe and fun learning environment for young sailors, and:

  • Teach young people safe boat handling, seamanship, and sportsmanship;
  • Help young people learn to sail;
  • Help young people learn techniques of one-design racing and to help them fully develop their one-design racing skills; and
  • Promote youth sailing competition.

So what are you waiting for? Learn more:

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