Sailing Lessons

Brooklyn Marina offers a variety of sailing classes with all types of sailboats.

Junior Sailing


Apply now for Brooklyn Marina’s Junior Sailing Program by:

  1. downloading and completing the 2017 Junior Sailing Application (pdf)
  2. obtaining parent/guardian signature indicating that he/she has read and accepts the “JUNIOR SAILING PROGRAM DISCLAIMER” stated on page 2
  3. mailing the completed application, and a check payable to “Queens Recreational Boating Association” for the Total Amount Due, to:

Queens Recreational Boating Association
100 Brooklyn Shore Road
Brooklyn NS  B0J 1H0

Junior sailing sessions are almost like day camps. They run five days a week from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, and include one hour for lunch (bring your own, or dine at the Brooklyn Marina canteen).  Eight weekly sessions will start July 3rd, and conclude August 21st.

“It’s a great learning experience, it’s a lot of fun, you get out on the water every day,” says Sean Mullin, 2014 sailing instructor. “It’s a unique sport, not a lot of people sail.”

Sailing classes follow Sail Canada CANsail standards, and students could progress to become a sailing instructor if they continue to move up in their classes.  Click here to view Sail Canada’s CANSail Training Module Introduction.

Participants are required to have a Transport Canada approved life jacket or PFD. They also need to be able to swim and water shoes are recommended.

A one week session are $130 for Queens Recreational Boating Association members and $150 non-members.  Sign up for one week, or two, or many more.

For more information or to register, contact Celeste Johnston at, or by phone at 902-947-2550.

Adult Sailing

Brooklyn Marina also offers adult classes, and adult sailors don’t need any prior experience. No sign up is required, just show up for scheduled classes (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 8 pm).

For more information, contact Celeste Johnston at, or by phone at 902-947-2550 or 902-646-0168.