Sailing For Kids

Sailing For Kids

Welcome to the world of sailing, a great sport for everyone, from beginner to expert, very inclusive, where age is not a factor, it’s exciting and challenging over a variety of conditions.

Sailing is a great school for life as athletes are not only challenged physically, but also on very important life skills:
-intelligence, using science, math and engineering
-managing emotions
-learning to lose
-staying organized

Physically, sailing is a very complete sport, developing:

-muscle strength and endurance
-balance and agility
-spatial awareness
-mental wellness and lowering stress levels

Discover sailing and share this sport with your kids with the numerous resources available below.



Fun sailing activities!


DRAW: The boat of your dreams!

Draw your own sailboat, take a picture and send it back to us so we can share the boat of your dreams! Send it to: Note that your drawing could be shared by other media.

Download, draw and send it back to us!

PLAY: Can you be the fastest one on your sailboat?

Show us your skills with the Racing Rapids game from PBS!

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VIDEO: How does a sailboat work?

Find out with this explanatory video from PBS!

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VIDEO: What is sailing?

Discover sailing with this video from Sesame Street!

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DIY: Will it float?

Build a green sailboat with some empty water bottles!

Build it >

DIY: An iced sailboat?

Who knew that an iced sailboat could float?

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DIY: Create your own sailboat

Use some sticks and a leaf and let’s race!

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VIDEO: How to draw a sailboat?

Learn how to draw and colour a sailboat!

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Smaller sailboats

Radio Controlled Sailing (RC Sailing) is a great way to introduce your family and friends to the fun of sailing in a distanced, dry, and inexpensive format!

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Want to know more about sailing?

Get to know the classes competing at the Olympic Games and how races works, etc…

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PLAY: For the tech saavy

Test your sailing skills on Virtual Regatta. Maybe one day you can play in the Canadian eSailing Championships?

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PLAY: Sailboat game for your tablet

Download this game on your tablet and let your kids discover sailing with Harvey the dog!

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  • Rolex
  • Helly Hansen
  • Gallagher Skippers' Plan
  • BMO Sail Canada MasterCard
  • Government of Canada