Adult Learn to Sail Program Information
Adult lessons are for ages 18 and above.
- Adult lessons are offered in the very stable CL-14 Dinghy with the opportunity for Sailors to move up to the more tender and faster Club 420 Dinghy which is equipped with Spinnaker and trapeze for those who like a little more adventure. The course is taught over 7 evenings starting at 6 pm and end usually at dusk or about 9:30 pm for June and July, and a little earlier in August. We can accommodate an earlier start in August if sailors are available. The Wednesday after the last Monday lesson is used as a rain date. Evening sailing is usually light winds and calm seas which makes for a beautiful setting to be on the water. Upon completion of the program, all Sailors will be invited to a Friday evening sail on members larger keel boats with the evening coming to an end with a BBQ at the club afterwards. Of course, spouses or significant others are welcome too, it's our way of saying thank you for learning with us.
- CAN Sail levels can be obtained during the program, however, the purpose of the course is to teach you to sail and to get out on the water, so unless your goal is to become a sailing Instructor the CANSail level obtained is purely decorative. Our objective for you is to feel comfortable sailing the points of sail, understand basic sail trim, or advanced sail trim if you already sail, and to feel more comfortable in the event your goal is to purchase a sailboat for the cottage or here on the lake. We like the lake!
Discounts for BHYC Members
BHYC membership opportunities are always available and come with benefits. Senior, Associate, and Intermediate members get a 25% discount on Adult and Junior Sailing school fees, a bargain if you have 6-17 year olds who want to sail in our day camps. Contact membership at Membership@bhyc.on.ca for details.
A common question we often get "Does BHYC have a member share a boat program?" and the answer is no at this time.
The club is open year round and hosts a variety of events during the off season.
For more information, contact RC Training or the Head Instructor at the email address firstname.lastname@example.org.