What to Bring & Expect
We ask that all sailors bring the following:
- A life jacket that is Coast Guard approved and supports the weight of the sailor
- A packed lunch with plenty of snacks to keep the sailor energized for the day ahead. We have a nut free policy here at BHYC.
- A refillable water bottle
- Sunscreen and a hat
- A change of clothes is recommended because the sailors will get wet
- Closed toed shoes that the sailor feels comfortable wearing in the water. We recommend closed-toed sandals or water shoes. We do not recommend flip flops or Crocs as they do fall off easy and can float away
- Athletic clothing that allows the sailor to move, and that they feel comfortable wearing when wet
What to Expect
The structure of the day varies depending on the weather conditions and the lessons being taught. Our ideal day is to be on the water in both the morning and afternoon split up by a lunch break, or to have one longer on-water sessions. If there is poor weather we encourage you to bring your sailor to camp as there is a lot to learn on-land. On stormy days we will be doing lessons and playing games inside Bronte Harbour Yacht Club.
Students will be evaluated using the Sail Canada CanSail levels through Checklist. Coaches will be using this tool to teach and empower the students to learn new skills and theory. Progress Reports will be sent out on the first Friday with a mid-session report and the last Friday of the season with a final report.
Upon registration, participants will be required to sign a waiver accepting responsibility for damages, injuries and liabilities relating to these. The Bronte Harbour Yacht Club is not liable for these and other circumstances leading to injury. A photo release waiver will also be required to sign accepting or not accepting pictures/videos of your children to be used for promotional purposes at Bronte Harbour Yacht Club.
Drop off in the morning 9:00am, Pick up in afternoon 4:00pm
Before and after care is available from 8-9am and 4-5pm