Youth Learn to Sail Program Information

CANSail Wet Feet

Wet Feet (6-7yo) is intended as an introduction to the sport of sailing. This course is an outdoor play environment with a classroom component. The objective of the program is for sailors to be able to steer in a straight line, set basic sail trim on the points of sail, and be able to identify the parts of the boat.

Opti CANSail 1 & 2

Opti CANSail 1 & 2 (8-10yo) are introductory levels that introduce students to the basic skills of sailing including; safety, seamanship and boat handling. On land, sailors learn basic elements of sail theory, basic navigation and boating regulations. On-the-water training focuses on boat safety and boat handling skills. The activities within each level focus on fun, building individual skills and confidence. Students registered for this course will be sailing club Optimist sailboats.

CANSail 1 & 2

CL14 CANSail 1 & 2 (11-17yo) are introductory levels that introduce students to the basic skills of sailing including ; safety, seamanship and boat handling. On land, sailors learn basic elements of sail theory, basic navigation and boating regulations. On-the-water training focuses on boat safety and boat handling skills. The activities within each level focus on fun, building individual skills and confidence. Students registered for this course will be sailing CL 14`s.

CANSail 3 & 4

C420 CANSail 3 & 4 (12-17yo) is a course for sailors who have their CANSail 2 certificate. Participants sail double handed (in pairs) and build on CANSail 1 & 2 skills and learn much more complex theory and boat handling skills. Although this course is offered in a 2 week session, it is highly recommended that students enroll for a minimum of 4 weeks to allow sufficient time to develop the complex skills needed to pass the intermediate levels. After completion, CANSail 3 & 4 sailors will be comfortable in a wide range of weather conditions. Dependant on weather and skill of participants, the CAN Sail Chutes and Wires program, which teaches trapeze and spinnaker skills will be introduced to the sailors. 

 

Sailors could have the opportunity to attend a local regatta. Parents of regatta participants are responsible for regatta registration, carpooling with trailers and onsite supervision. Registrants for this course will be sailing our Club 420

BHYC Racing Team

The BHYC Racing program are for those students who have a competitive edge or just want to test their knowledge against other friends in the racing community. At this level, students learn the racing rules, signals, race management and basic racing tactics. Racing season begins in mid April with pre-season training and runs until Fall.

BHYC Racing offers three options:

OPTI Racing (CANSail 3-6) The goal of this program is for students who want to enhance their racing skills at a young age. For those students who have completed White Sail 2 or are in CANSail levels 3-6. 

Single Handed Racing - Laser/Radial (CANSail 5&6)

Double Handed Racing - 29er/420 (CANSail 5&6)

Participant Responsibility

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