The Blue Sky Sailing Club is not a yacht club. You don’t need a sailboat to join although some members are boat owners. You can learn to skipper, join a crew and enjoy sailing opportunities and social events through the year on the club’s owned boats.
Learn more about this eco-friendly recreation on beautiful Lake Nipissing. We sail from the North Bay marina on Memorial Drive.
NEW FOR 2018 Thanks to a generous donor, Blue Sky sailing has a new boat to enhance its fleet in 2018. She’s a classic Northern 25 foot keelboat with inboard motor that promises to be an excellent boat for cruising and to handle rough weather. The club will put three boats in at the beginning of the season to provide members with more opportunities and choices in the boats they sail.
In 2017 the club acquired a Hunter 26, named Artemis, that went into service at the end of the season. She provides great accommodation and a retractable centreboard so that she is well suited to cruising and overnighting.
The sailing club is for area residents and visitors alike who want to learn to sail or share their knowledge with others who love being on the water, powered by wind. See the promotional video below.
The club has four boats for members
- “Armetis” is a Hunter 26 water ballast and swing centreboard sailboat with furling jib that is set up for extended cruising and overnight stays.
- “Blaze” is a Northern 25 fixed keel with inboard engine.
- “Allegro” is a 23′ Columbia shoal draft, fixed keel sailboat with furler.
- “Andante” is a 23′ Coronado shoal draft, fixed keel sailboat with furler. (Currently offered for sale)
All the boats are fully equipped with all of the safety gear. All you need is a life jacket, sun hat, sun screen, bottle of water and be ready to have fun.
The boats are available for rent to qualifying members, offer social sails five times a week and have events throughout the year.
If you don’t own a sailboat, or you want to improve your sailing skills, we can help. We give one-on-one on the water instruction and offer formal courses. See “Lessons” in the menu for details.
We’re also friendly to the environment, using the wind without creating noise and pollution, and we only using fuel to get in and out of the North Bay marina.
Sailing teaches teamwork, water safety and respect for the weather. The club hosts a weather station for accurate readings on the east end of Lake Nipissing.
Teach your kids a skill they can use for the rest of their life: Self reliance.
If you want to join, please fill in our application form.
The Blue Sky Sailing Club was incorporated May 1, 2007.
To grow the sport of sailing in the area.
To provide sailing opportunities to its members through social sails, renting boats and social activities.
To provide the opportunity to learn the basics of sailing.