The Guysborough Sailing School

Charter An Adventure


Learn to Cruise




About The Sailing School

The Guysborough County Sailing Club is dedicated to promoting the joys of sailing on the waters of Nova Scotia. Our sailing school provides top notch training in seamanship skills, preparing sailors for safe and fun recreational cruising. Our instructors are all Sail Canada certified, and our training vessels are licensed by Transport Canada.

Our sailing school is young, but we are committed to becoming Eastern Canada's premier cruising skills development center. 

About The Charters

The Guysborough County Sailing Club also loves to share our joy for sailing with you in more informal ways.  Our Adventure Charters include a chance to explore the history of Guysborough Harbour from the water. Propose to your beloved on a romantic cruise. Head out into Chedabucto Bay to look for sealife.


Or do you have something special in mind?

Just want to get out on the water but don't need a specific theme?

Contact us to arrange your perfect dates.

“20 years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain


The Guysborough County Sailing Club is  a not-for-profit organization managed by a hardworking group of dedicated volunteer board members.

We enjoy a close working relationship with the Municipality of the District of Guysborough and the Guysborough Waterfront Society and the support of regional corporate sponsors, tourism operators, sailors and power boaters, The Province of Nova Scotia and Support4Sport.

A big THANK YOU to the Nova Scotia Ministry for Seniors for their generous support for our Start Keelboat Sailing for Seniors classes.



For detailed information on our offerings, please see our

Course Descriptions page. To sign up for any course, please visit our

Register On-line page.



The course had more depth than I expected.

I felt after the first day that I had received my money’s worth
Excellent instructor, professional.

Very patient and reassuring.

Extremely knowledgable.

She explained things well.

Kind and compassionate and very clear with instruction.

Very patient.

Practical hands-on skills, thanks!

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Thank you so much for the sailing experience that was offered by the Guysborough Sailing School. As being very new to the sailing sport, I must admit I was a little were my team mates. As our teacher and mentor you put us at ease almost immediately with your wit and incredible sense of humour. Once on the craft you were careful to clearly demonstrate the skills before asking for volunteers to "give it a try." Thereafter you showed complete confidence in our fledgling skills, encouraging us as individuals and also as a cohesive team!


The result was this small group of senior women felt connected with our team mates,  empowered, more confident and a heightened value of self worth! 


Thank you Kate for an exhilarating, enjoyable and empowering experience. Please do continue to offer this valuable opportunity to other women.

That week was my most amazing experience I’ve ever done and I learned so much about sailing! Thanks again for all you’ve done, I am glad to have had the opportunity to try sailing and to meet wonderful people like yourself and Kate.


Get In Touch

Guysborough County Sailing Club

Box 8 Guysborough, NS, B0H 1N0




The Guysborough County Sailing Club is a not-for-profit organization, and like our sister sailing clubs across Canada, we seek to create the best learning experiences we can for our members and students  with our limited resources.

Why not help us out?

Your generous donation will help us keep our training vessels in tip top condition, develop new and exciting sailing programs, and make sure the "behind the scenes" pieces such as insurance are in place to protect you.

 Even small donations add up.

Corporate sponsors, please contact us to discuss what we can do for you in return for your generosity.