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We are a Sail Canada affiliated school. We offer 3 hour, 5 hour and all day introductory sailing experiences and multi-day sailing education on Lake Ontario in beautiful PEC!
Fantastic experience! I would highly recommend! Evan is a great teacher and personalizes the experience based on how much you want to learn about sailing versus just cruising around. I learned a lot, the lunch was absolutely delicious and we had fun swimming too.
Getting out on the water with Evan ignited my passion for sailing! The experience is tailored for how much you want to learn. The lunch provided was also very tasty and makes for a great date idea.
Had such a fun + informative day led by Evan who also cooked us the best lunch. I can’t wait to continue my sailing journey with Happy Sailing!
Chef Matt Demille
Amazing experience! I took the Start Keelboat course with Evan and could not believe how much I learned. Evan was always patient and made sure we were learning and were comfortable. I would highly recommend this course at Happy Sailing even if you have never been on a boat before.
My sailing journey began in 2014 when I watched a sailboat cruising along the horizon off the shores of Prince Edward County and thought how incredible life could be for a sailor. I longed for a sense of freedom and relying on my wits and my skill. Fast forward to 2021, I had been sailing in the Bay of Quinte for 7 years on my Catalina 25 and was ready for my next challenge. I embarked on a week long sail training course in the Sea of Cortez that changed my life. I wanted a school of my own, was ready for a bigger boat and was ready to begin my instructor training. We purchased a 2011 Bavaria 36 in Upstate NY in Lake Champlain, sailed her down to the Eerie Canal and brought her home across Lake Ontario. Meanwhile I had completed my Sail Canada instructor training and the rest is history! I believe anyone has what it takes to become a sailor at any point in their life. I am an example of that passion and I want to share that passion with you!
Sail Canada: Start Keelboat Sailing and Introduction to Sailing
I grew up in Atlantic Canada where I developed my passion for the Ocean. My first sailing experience was wind surfing about 25 years ago. When I moved to Ottawa, I began sailing Albacores, Lasers, Sharks and Hobie cats on the Ottawa river. I did my first charter in the BVIs and fell in love with larger cruising sailboats; the salt water was calling me back. I spent many winter vacations chartering, joining flotillas and sailing on the ocean. In 2019 I finally bought my own Cruising sailboat and sailed from Lake Ontario, down the East coast of Canada and the US to the Bahamas.
I currently spends his winters sailing in the south.
I have accumulated thousands of hours sailing in the Great lakes and have logged over 3500 nautical miles coastal cruising. When I retired, I decided I wanted to share my passion for sailing and became a certified instructor.
Sail Canada: Basic Cruising, Intermediate Cruising and Catamaran Endorsement
ASA 101 – Basic Keelboat, 103 – Basic Coastal Cruising, 104 – Bareboat Cruising and 114 Cruising Catamaran