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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 has started!!

June 8th, 2020

Canyon Ferry Sailing Center has officially started the new 2020 sailing season. The first boat is in the water and already much in use. The second boat will come soon. Lessons and sail time is keeping the boat busy. 

 New Basic Keelboat Course, First Sail and Spinnaker Course dates have been added and can be booked. Reserve your spot in one of our courses here. 

Hope to see you sailing the waters of Canyon Ferry Lake soon!

 Sailing Events

Basic Keelboat Course 2
Learn everything it takes to safely conduct a day sailboat in this 4 days (6h a day) intensive course in a fun and relaxing atmosphere in a group of 3 students maximum.
Aug 08, 9:00 AM – Aug 16, 4:00 PM
Kim's Marina & Resort,
8015 Canyon Ferry Rd, Helena, MT 59602, USA

 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.  

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

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