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PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY

We are a sailing academy operating on the beautiful waters of Lake Ontario in Prince Edward County. If you have a little or a lot of experience, we are here to help you achieve your sailing goals! Check out our adventures to see which one is best for you!

CHOOSE YOUR ADVENTURE

Learn to Cruise

Our cruising programs are designed for novice to intermediate level sailors. Whether you are looking to become a competent crew member or a skipper of your own vessel, we will get you to your goals!

Our crew competency course will cover theory and practical skills over 2 days. Our candidates have a high success rate from have no previous experience, to sailing as a crew with the instructors guidance. Check out our testimonials to see for yoursel!...  Read more

July 20-21 2024

Also known as the day skipper certification, Basic Cruising is a 5-day course that covers theory and practical elements to become a competent skipper in familiar waters. If you are looking to expand your knowledge and take the next steps to boat ownership, this course is for you! ... Read more

June 10-13 2024
July 15-18 2024
August 19-22 2024

Our intermediate course is offered as a liveaboard course. You will spend 7 days with your instructor and fellow crew learning theory and practical skills for a coastal cruiser. This course is a more in depth look into seamanship as we prepare you for your future as a competent skipper, capable of navigating in unfamiliar waters...

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Sailing Experiences

We offer introductory experiences to sailing for those who are curious about beginning their sailing journey or just want to enjoy a day on the water. We offer short, half day and full-day or private experiences. Add on snacks or lunch for an unforgettable experience exploring the waters of PEC. We can show you the best of our region from a new perspective!

3 Hour Experience

We offer 3 daily departures from morning, mid-day and evening. We sail, stop for a jump in the lake and head back in time to enjoy the rest of your planned activities in PEC.

5 hour experience

Our 5 hour experience leaves 2 times daily. Enjoy a cruise late morning or in the afternoon. Our second departure brings us back to port for an epic sunset over PEC.

Private day trips

Join us for an all-day private sailing experiences. This is perfect for a couple celebrating a special occasion, a family day of fun or just some friends who want to have a little PEC adventure!

Where to Stay

When you register for our liveaboard cruising courses, your cabin is included on our 2011 Bavaria 36. For our regular multi-day courses we have some great accommodation providers, but don't wait too long, PEC is a busy place and hotels fill up quickly. Below are links to our affiliated accommodation providers.

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Stay Aboard With Us!

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The Royal Hotel

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Mattinson Hosted Homes

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Log Cabin Point

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The Drake Devonshire

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The Cape

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Picton Harbour Inn

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Wander the Resort

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Runaway Rooster

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Bed & Breakfast PEC

On the Airwaves

Last Summer, we had the pleasure to speak with Jack MacCool at County FM 99.3 about
what we do here at Happy Sailing. If you want to know more about us, we recommend giving it
a listen below, just hit play!

Happy Sailing - Jack MacCool - County FM 99.3

Our Instructors

Evan Logan

Ken Bourne

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My sailing journey began in 2013 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!

Evan teaches:

Sail Canada: Introduction to Sailing

Start Keelboat Sailing

Basic Cruising

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 my 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.

Ken teaches:

Sail Canada: Basic Cruising, Intermediate Cruising and Catamaran Endorsement

ASA 101 – Basic Keelboat, 103 – Basic Coastal Cruising, 104 – Bareboat Cruising and 114 Cruising Catamaran

Testimonials

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.
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.

Keeley

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.

Jason Ceci

Kris Kim

We had an amazing afternoon sailing with Evan! Evan is a great teacher and happy to have you be as involved or not with the sailing part as you'd like. We were keen to learn and sail and Evan was super patient with us, very informative, and a lot of fun! We sailed to Little Bluff, set anchor and went for a swim while Evan prepared a beautiful lunch for us! I would highly recommend Happy Sailing to locals and tourists who want to have a fun, exciting day out on the lake with an amazing host! Thanks Evan, we will definitely be back!

Sarah Long

Had a 5 hour sail with Evan today and it was fantastic. He indulged us with all of our questions and took the time to explain the workings of his sailboat. Evan was very attentive and responsive to our needs, and anticipated our reactions taking it all in stride. Would highly recommend Happy Sailing to anyone out there that wants to get some hands on experience or just enjoy the allure of sailing. He made us feel very comfortable and welcomed. Can't wait to do it again. Thanks so much Evan.

J. Mulder

Happy Sailing Shop

Contact

613-920-2284

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