Ju­nior sail pro­gram re­turns

Em­pha­sis placed on safety, fun and friend­ship

Cape Breton Post - - News - BY CAPE BRE­TON POST STAFF NORTH SYD­NEY

If sail­ing is some­thing you’ve al­ways dreamed of do­ing, the North­ern Yacht Club’s ju­nior sail pro­gram is worth con­sid­er­ing for those eight years of age and up.

There are four ses­sions be­ing of­fered this year, three twoweek ses­sions and one one­week ses­sion in July and Au­gust. The two-week classes run from Mon­day to Fri­day from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., while the one-week ses­sion will run Mon­day through Thurs­day from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Each Fri­day of the two-week ses­sion and the Thurs­day of the one-week ses­sion, the learn-to­sail pro­gram hosts a fun day, dur­ing which the sailors par­tic­i­pate in bar­be­cues, sail­ing and swim­ming.

In­struc­tion is pro­vided by Sail Canada cer­ti­fied in­struc­tors. The cur­ricu­lum cov­ers Sail Canada CANSail 1 to CANSail 4 lev­els. Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion is of­fered upon com­ple­tion of each level.

Stu­dents with no prior for­mal ju­nior sail­ing in­struc­tion must regis­ter for at least two con­sec­u­tive weeks; these two con­sec­u­tive weeks will be in ses­sions one, two or four.

Chil­dren must be at least eight years old by Dec. 31 to par­tic­i­pate.

The pro­gram places an em­pha­sis on safety, fun and friend­ship, while also pro­vid­ing the chil­dren with a life­time of mem­o­ries. The learn to sail pro­gram uses three types of dinghies: King Fisher Pram, In­ter­na­tional Op­ti­mist and the Club 420.

The learn to sail fa­cil­ity re­cently un­der­went a ma­jor ren­o­va­tion, pro­vid­ing the pro­gram with up to date equip­ment and a safe en­vi­ron­ment.

Reg­is­tra­tion for ju­nior sail at North­ern Yacht Club will take place from 6-9 p.m. on the ground floor of the main club­house on May 31. North­ern Yacht Club mem­bers only can regis­ter from 6-7 p.m. and ev­ery­one else from 7-9 p.m. On­line reg­is­tra­tion will be­gin June 1.

Go to http://north­erny­acht­club.ca/learn/ju­nior­sail for fur­ther de­tails.

Any­one want­ing to be in­volved with ju­nior sail­ing, whether on the board or as a vol­un­teer, is asked to con­tact Richard Devoe byju­nior­sail@north­erny­acht­club.ca or leave a mes­sage at the club, 902-7949121.

SUBMITTED PHOTO

Stu­dents are shown here tak­ing part in the North­ern Yacht Club’s ju­nior sail pro­gram.

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