Have you always wanted to learn how to sail, but found the drive to the nearest yacht club too long, and the large lakes too intimidating? Sail Manitoba and Fort Whyte Alive have teamed up to offer sailing lessons within the city limits at the Winnipeg Sailing Centre. The small lakes at Fort Whyte Alive make it ideal for beginner and intermediate sailors alike.
We offer lessons for the whole family all summer long. For children, we offer sailing lessons in the safe and stable Prams, and for youths and adults we offer sailing lessons in the comfortable Club 420 sailboats.
What we offer:
- Wet Feet Lessons for Kids (5-8)
- CANSail Lessons for Children (9-14)
- CANSail Lessons for Youths (15+) and Adults (18+)
- Evening and Weekend Lessons
- Day Programs for Middle and High Schools
- Paddling/Sailing Sampler for Middle and High Schools
- High School Sailing League with Provincial Championships
- Open Sail Days
The small lakes at the Winnipeg Sailing Centre at Fort Whyte Alive provide an excellent venue for safe and exciting sailing. Sail Manitoba aims for safety while sailing. Our instructor/student ratio is 1:6 and lifejackets, which are provided, are mandatory while on and around the water. We have a certain amount of helmets available for our students. Our certified instructors will always be close by either in a coach boat on the water or on shore, depending on the skills of the sailor.
Our CANSail Program is a Sail Canada certified course. All of our instructors are fully certified through Sail Canada. Their extensive training includes fundamental training, technical training in sailing, coachboat safety, first aid, boating safety, and respect in sport certifications.
Don’t hesitate! Register with us today and get started learning this amazing sport!
Fort Whyte Alive is located at 1961 McCreary Road in Winnipeg.
Keep in mind, our sport depends on the weather conditions, so please be aware that there may be changes in the schedule.