The best way to learn is to take a safe, fun and informative course, taught by our world class instructors!
Something to Note
All students must have a Ministry of Transportation approved life jacket that fits properly.
Students should bring to class every day appropriate swim-wear, towels, waterproof sunscreen, hat and closed-toed shoes that can get wet. Dress for the weather but try to avoid anything cotton.
Students are required to
bring their own lunches. No food is available on the premises and students are required to stay on Club grounds untill the end of their classes.
Sailing School Staff should be notified the morning of the first day of any medical issues participants may have. These issues will be kept confidential if requested.
White Sail Program
Based on the curriculum of the internationally recognized Canadian Yachting Association (now Sail Canada) Learn to Sail Program, CANSail level 1 & 2 are the first steps to becoming a proficient sailor. The lessons cover all the basics that are required to safely and easily handle a boat in up to 9 knots of wind. And, if you’re unsure of what a “knot” is, we’ll clear that up too.
Bronze Sail Program
Bronze Sail Levels IV and V (now CANSail 3 & 4) 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 the Bronze standards, sailors are competent in winds up to 13 knots.
Silver Sail Program
Taught to the CYA standards, Silver Sail VI (now CANSail 5 & 6) is the first completely racing oriented level of the CYA program. Sailing in up to 18 knots of wind, sailors will learn the roll tack, advanced boat handling, racing rules, tactics and strategy. Sailors will also take part in local club races and regattas as a practical application of their skills. Sailors may sail the 420's provided by the club, or if they have their own boat, they are welcome to use it as well.
Adult, Cruising and Private Lessons
Option 1) 2 weeks, Mon, Wed & Fri evenings @ 3 hours each
Option 2) (new) 1 weekend - Sat, Sun, full days
Option 3) (new) Cruising courses will be available on weekends by appointment only
Option 4) Private Classes will be available on weekdays or weekends by appointment only
Revised March 29, 2013 - Rear Commodore