Junior Sailing Program
Junior Sailing Brochure
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The Junior Sailing Program has a great staff of sailing instructors anxious to teach and inspire your youngsters in a program with something to suit all aspiring young sailors!
Our wish is to accommodate the growing demand we have experienced in the Junior Sailing program. Our priority remains the safety of the children as well as well-maintained equipment, knowledgeable and friendly instructors providing quality instruction to your children.
The program is based on the Canadian Yachting Association's seven level “Learn To Sail” program. The C.Y.A. standards provide safe, standardized instruction for recreation and competition in sailing dinghies. Students are instructed in sailing theory, sailing technique and care and maintenance of the boats. Priority is given to on-water practice of these skills.
The course is open to junior members who are at least 8 years old for White Sail I, II and III and not over 16 years old as of June 1st, 2012 . The children must also pass a swimming test. Space in the program is limited to ensure the safety of the children and the quality of the instruction.
White Sail I, II and III
These are the introductory levels. Beginners are introduced to and taught the basic skills of sailing. These levels cover safety, seamanship and boat handling in winds to 15km/hr velocity.
Bronze Sail IV and V
These are levels where sailors are introduced to advanced sailing techniques, including sail trim, boat tuning, boat maintenance, trapezing and the use of the spinnaker. After completing bronze standards, sailors are competent in winds up to 25km/hr.
This level is where sailors are intoduced to racing. Our goal is to improve the developing athlete's boat handling skills while they gain confidence in competitive situations.For information on the Silver Program please click on the link below.
Info Silver Program
Opti Learn to Sail
Designed for the young sailor who wants to learn to sail in single handed boats. This program is open to children who are 7 years old and not older than 15 as of June 1st, 2012 . Space is limited to 7 sailors per session.
Opti Learn to Rock'n Race
Designed for the young sailor who wants to learn to race in single handed boats. This program is open to children who are 7 years old and not older than 15 as of June 1st, 2012 . Space is limited to 7 sailors per session.
Sailing Is Fun
A fun session…no books…no levels! This program is geared to children ages 7 ~ 11 years old who would like to try sailing to see if they like it. There are two sessions of one week duration each. Maximum of 8 sailors.
Life-jacket: All students will be required to furnish and wear a M.O.T. approved life jacket when on or near the water. LIFE-JACKETS SHOULD BE OF A BRIGHT COLOUR.
2 ) Change of clothing.
3) Sailing shoes: All students will be required to wear soft soled sailing shoes or the equivalent at all times.
4) All students must be able to swim and tread water.
PLEASE NOTE : Until June 1st 2012, Club members will have priority when registering their children .
After that date any openings in the program will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis, members and non-members alike.
Adult Sailing Information