Have you always wanted to learn 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 at the Winnipeg Sailing Centre.
Fort Whyte’s small lakes are ideal for beginner and intermediate sailors alike. We are offering something for the whole family all summer long. For children ages 7 to 15 we recommend sailing lesson in the safe and stable Prams, which introduces them to the life-long sport of sailing. For teens and adults we offer sailing lessons in the comfort of our Club 420 sail boats.
We are offering:
- Wet Feet Lessons for Kids (6-9)
- CANSail Lessons for Children (8-15)
- CANSail Lessons for Youth and Adults
- Evening and Weekend Lessons
- Weekend Lessons
- Day Programs for Schools
- Paddling/Sailing Sampler for Schools
- High School League with Provincial Championships – NEW
- Open Sail Days – NEW
Don’t hestiate! Register with us today and get started learning, friendly instructors and great people in an easy-going environment.
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 1:5 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.
Fort Whyte Alive is located at 1961 McCreary Road in Winnipeg.
Keep in mind our sport depends on the water and weather conditions and there might be changes in the schedule.