Nautical Spirit Sailing School
Thornbury, Canada +1 (416) 529-8301

Welcome to Nautical Spirit Sailing School located in scenic town of Thornbury, Ontario on the pristine shores of Georgian Bay.  We are located at the foot of The Blue Mountains, with one of the best fresh water sailing grounds in the world.

Your sailing lesson will be done in proximity of Thornbury, with spectacular views of The Blue Mountains and nearby islands or North Channel for a liveaboard package.

Nautical Spirit is a small school with a big heart, where we foster and share our passion for sailing.  Our main focus is on safety and safe operation of sailing vessels under various weather conditions.  Our objective is to see our students walk out from the course(s) with confidence and equipped with sailing knowledge which will enable them to crew, sail independently or charter abroad (after completing ASA 104).

At Nautical Spirit we strive for excellence – a safe, comfortable and inclusive learning environment is of utmost importance. We cater to new sailors who would like to be introduced to sailing, as well as advanced sailors who would like to brush up on their skills and join the ASA family.  Our liveaboard packages will take you island hopping or exploring the North Channel (weather permitting).

All lessons will be done on our pride and joy “Dream Chaser III” – 2005 Beneteau 331.  Our boat is well equipped for cruising, with features encountered on any modern boat.

Come sail with us – See you soon!

ASA Sailing Certification Courses Offered

ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing
ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing
Learn to skipper a 20' - 27' sloop-rigged keelboat by day, in light to moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, buoyage, seamanship and safety including basic navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards.
ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising
ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising
Learn to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered 25'-35' keelboat by day in moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn cruising sailboat terminology, basic boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, docking procedures, intermediate sail trim, navigation rules, basic coastal navigation, anchoring, weather, safety and seamanship.
ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising
ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising
Learn how to sail a sloop-rigged, auxiliary powered 30'-45' sailboat during a multi-day cruise upon inland/coastal waters in moderate/heavy winds and sea conditions. Learn about provisioning, boat systems, auxiliary engines, advanced sail trim, coastal navigation, anchoring / mooring, docking, emergency operations, weather, and more.

Other Services Offered

  • Couples Courses
  • Private Courses
  • Weekday Courses
  • Weekend Courses
  • Corporate Team Building Courses
  • Sail Trim Courses
  • Spinnaker Courses

Contact Information

Nautical Spirit Sailing School

Address Thornbury Harbour41 Bruce Street North ThornburyONN0H 2P0Canada
Phone +1 (416) 529-8301
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