"A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor." Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Where your Sailing adventure begins

Canyon Ferry Sailing Center brings new sailing opportunities to Canyon Ferry Lake - access to sailboats for experienced sailors and sailing instruction by US Sailing-certified instructors for those wanting to learn.


At Canyon Ferry Sailing Center, we strive to empower students young and old to tackle the challenges of learning how to sail.  Our goal is to teach safe sailboat handling skills in a structured, step by step approach, from classroom to on the water training.  The basic keel boat  program follows the same guidelines and principles as provided by U.S. Sailing.  Whether just learning or wishing to improve basic sailing knowledge, this program is sure to provide something for everyone. 

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The 2020 Sailing Season is about to begin!!

February 21st, 2020

With the ice still solid on Canyon Ferry Lake and the boats in winter storage, know that spring is coming and soon we will be back on the water. Canyon Ferry Sailing Center has organized four seminars to get your sailing knowledge polished and back up to speed. Check out the details of the seminars starting in March, and get a jump start on this sailing season.


Hope to see many of you there!

 Sailing Events

Introduction to Sailing
Sailing is a great sport! In this seminar we will prepare you for a successful summer full of sailing adventures.
Mar 13, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Location is TBD, please check back later

 Sailing Activities

Basic Keelboat Course

Learn the basics of sailing and seamanship in a few days of fun classes sailing on Canyon Ferry Lake.

CFSC Sail Time

If you know how to sail, but have no boat, CFSC Sail Time provides access to sailboats on Canyon Ferry Lake that you can skipper on your own.


We offer skippered cruises, families or a business team event throughout the season.


About Canyon Ferry Sailing Center


When dreams come true...

It was when Pat, with a long-time passion for sailing and sailboats, met Marc, who grew up sailing in Switzerland, that Canyon Ferry Sailing Center was born.  Pat has 27 years of experience sailing on Canyon Ferry Lake, racing in the northwest, and rebuilding sailboats from the keel to the tip of the mast.  Marc has extensive sailing experience, from cruising to racing, and has  taught sailing lessons in Switzerland.  Both are US Sailing certified instructors.