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Covid 19 Update for 2020 Learn to Sail Programs

Dear customers:

It goes without saying that there is a lot of uncertainty regarding public health requirements as we move into the summer period.  Your health and safety is always our primary concern, so please be assured that BQYC has and will continue to comply with all public health requirements and guidelines to minimize health and safety risks to our participants, our employees, our members, our families, and our community.

If our summer programs are permitted to continue, we will increase our cleaning and sanitization procedures on hard surfaces, and ensure participants have access to facilities to wash/sanitize hands before/after activities.  Our staff will be trained on the new procedures and monitored for compliance.

If our summer programs are not permitted to continue or are postponed to later in the season, BQYC will offer our customers a 100% refund or permit customers to rebook, space permitting.

In order for this process to be seamless, we require that everyone use the on-line registration system, where an account will be created (if you don’t already have one), and you pay by major credit card. 

In the meantime, we hope that you and your family remain healthy.

Ian McPherson,
Mitch Kennedy, 
Fleet Captain, Sail Training



Sailing is a healthy outdoor activity that’s fun for the whole family. Here on the Bay of Quinte we are fortunate to have one of the best places to sail anywhere in the world. Experience the thrill of sailing this summer and enjoy it for the rest of your life.

Sailing School Race     Lasr2 Sailing    

Opti Racing  Laser Sailing1

All sail training programs operate from the Bay of Quinte Yacht Club (BQYC) located at the tip of Victoria Harbour in Belleville. The air-conditioned building and classrooms are designed for training and larger groups, so we couldn't ask for a better facility. The grounds are a safe, park setting providing sunny and shady areas for many on shore activities, and on the Bay of Quinte for excellent sailing experiences. Dinghy summer lawn storage is available to our racers and members for a nominal fee.

At BQYC we have programs designed with you in mind,

  • For Children & Youth from age 8 to17 - Sailing opportunities include summer camps and private or group lessons (Youth Sailing Program)
  • For Adults age 17+ – Adult Learn-to-Sail Yachts & Adult Learn-to-Sail Dinghy Programs (Adult Learn-to-Sail
  • For Youth age 8+ who have achieved CanSail 2 and want to hone their skills through competition there is the learn-to-race program (Learn-to- Race), and Youth Race Team (Youth Race Team) .  Optimist and Laser dinghies available for charter on a first come, first serve basis
  • Quinte Quest Regatta– a one or two-day summer learning regatta for youth on the August long weekend.

If you are unfamiliar with our program offerings, please browse through our Sail Training information. A downloadable program guide book can be found here.

Code of Conduct

BQYC Sail Training (ST) adheres to a Code of Conduct to ensure that the youth, parents and volunteers experience a positive healthy learning environment. To download a copy of the Code of Conduct, please: Click here

Concussion Code

The BQYC Sailing School's main focus is on the safety of our sailors, below you will find our concussion policy as well as many resources on the subject


The policy addresses the four main components from Rowan's Law

- Education and Awareness 

- Concussion Codes of Conduct for participants as well as leaders

- Removal from Sport Protocols

- Return to Sport Protocol


The Concussion Code of Conduct policy

Resources (download links - concussion basics,athletes & parents)

Concussion Awareness Resources (download links - Ages10 and Under, Ages 11-14 & Ages 15 and Up)



For those participating in the Sailing School or Quinte Quest please bring the following wavier (download link - athlete waiver), signed, to your first day of sailing or email it to


Coaches participating in the Quinte Quest Regatta, please fill out the following wavier (download link - coach waiver) and bring it to the registration desk the first day of competition or email it to

Join us for a Summer of Fun!

For more information about our programs, call or email us:

Contact Information

Cell: 613 827-SAIL / 613 827-7245


Mailing address:

BQYC – Sail Training

PO BOX 22171

Belleville ON K8P 5V7

Please register now to ensure your spot - limited enrollment is available!