Junior sail program returns
Emphasis placed on safety, fun and friendship
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 email@example.com or leave a message at the club, 902-7949121.
Students are shown here taking part in the Northern Yacht Club’s junior sail program.