JUNIOR SAILNG INFORMATION PAGE

Junior Sailing 

Wetfeet

Intro Opti/ Intro 420

Race Team

Registration

ARK

What to Bring

Rules

Lunch

Volunteer


For all Learn to Sail Inquires, please contact the Head Coach Kate Pepler at by email headinstructor@bbyc.ca, or by phone (902) 717-3396.


JUNIOR SAILING, (register)


We believe in hands on learning and students will be on the water on their very first day!  Junior sailors can learn basic and advanced sailing skills as well as racing tactics and rules. Sailing at BBYC emphasizes safety, good sportsmanship friendships, environmental awareness, skills on and off the water, and most importantly fun!


Our Learn to Sail Program is based on the successful Sail Canada Cansail Standards.  Our program is designed and delivered based on the technical resources, materials and national standards of the Sail Canada.  Our program is designed for youth from aged 5 and up and a wide range of skill levels from beginner to advanced.



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Wetfeet, (register)

Wetfeet is designed for sailors ages 5-8, who are looking to gain the basics of sailing and get comfortable on the water. This is a full-day, week-long course that sailors are welcome to take more than once.

Wetfeet Session Dates and Costs
 Wetfeet Session 1  July 5-7  $175
 Wetfeet Session 2  July 10-14  $175
 Wetfeet Session 3  July 17-21  $175
 Wetfeet Session 4  July 24-28  $175
 Wetfeet Session 5
 July 31- August 4  $175 
 Wetfeet Session 6  August 7-11  $175
 Wetfeet Session 7  August 14-18  $175
 Wetfeet Session 8  August 21-25  $175
 Wetfeet Session 9 August 28- September 1 $175

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INTRO OPTI/ INTRO 420, (register)


These are the introductory level courses for sailors over 9 years old. Here, sailors will become comfortable in their boats, while having fun. They will learn basic terminology, points of sail, boat handling, tacking and gybing and more!


While we call these the Intro sessions however, sailors who are at higher levels but do not wish to participate in the race team are able to sign up for these sessions, and will be able to work on the levels they are aiming for.


Intro Opti

Intro to Opti is a program for sailors who are under 115 lbs, and are new to sailing. This two-week program will provide them with the basics of sailing, and get them comfortable handling a boat by themselves. Students will work on their Cansail 1 - 2 levels. 


Intro 420

Intro to 420 is a program for students who are over 115 lbs, and just getting to know the sport. This two-week program will provide them with the basics of sailing, and get them comfortable sailing the boat with another sailor. Students will work on their Cansail 1 - 2 levels. 


Intro Opti/Intro 420 Session Dates


 Intro Opti/Intro 420 Session 1  July 3-14  $400
 Intro Opti/Intro 420 Session 2  July 17-28  $400
 Intro Opti/Intro 420 Session 3  July 31-August 11  $400
 Intro Opti/Intro 420 Session 4  August 15-25  $400


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RACE TEAM, (register)


Both the Opti and 420/Laser Race Teams will focus on training and preparing for the regattas of the 2017 season. It is recommended that members of the Race Team come out to our Spring Training and Fall Training sessions. 


Mondays after a regatta weekend will be a day off for members of the Race Team. The regatta schedule will be finalized at the beginning of the season with the Race Team and Head Coach. 


Opti Race Team 

The Opti race team gives young sailors an opportunity to work on their racing skills, and travel to regattas throughout the province. Sailors must have their Cansail 2, and are required to attend at least one regatta.  The Opti race team is a one- or two-month commitment, and is designed for sailors under 115 lbs.


420/Laser Race Team

The 420/Laser race team gives sailors an opportunity to work on their racing skills, and travel to regattas throughout the Nova Scotia. Sailors must have their Cansail 2, and are required to attend at least one regatta.  The 420/Laser race team is a one-month or two-month commitment, and is designed for sailors over 115 lbs.


Race Team Session Dates

 Race Team Full Summer   July 3- August 25  $1500
 Race Team July Session  July 3-28  $900
 Race Team August Session  July 31- August 25  $900
 Bonus week: National Youth Championship August 28- September 1 TBD


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REGISTRATION


All registration will be done on bedfordbasin.checklick.com


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ARK


ARK and YOTS are hosted out of BBYC every year! This year ARK runs from July 8th - 9th. This is a very exciting event, and we are proud to be the hosts. Our sailors are encouraged to participate, and if your child is not registered in the session ARK is on, contact the Head Instructor here  for information on how to participate. 


For more information on the event, and how to register click here


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WHAT TO BRING

  • Life Jacket / PDF – D.O.T. Approved
  • Sunscreen & Hat
  • Lunch & Snacks
  • REUSABLE water bottle
  • Change of clothes & extra socks
  • Proper footwear – Must cover entire foot for protection, and stay on while in the water. Watershoes or old sneakers work well. No flip-flops or sandals please.
  • Rain Gear
  • Swim Suit & Towel
  • Bailer – Cut off javex bottle/milk container with rope attached

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RULES
  1. A zipped/buckled PFD must be word at all times when near or on the water.
  2. No foul language
  3. No skateboards
  4. No students are allowed in the office unless given permission.
  5. Respect each other, your instructors, and the boats.
  6. No throwing rocks.
  7. Shoes must be worn at all times.
  8. Check with instructors before leaving.
  9. Leave nature alone (no playing with jellyfish, starfish, etc.).
  10. Keep the sailing school clean (clean up after yourself).
  11. Stay off the marina docks unless with an instructor.
  12. HAVE FUN!

We operate on a three strike system. Rules are made clear and on display at club. First strike, a warning is given followed by a chore; second strike parents are notified; third strike student is asked to leave camp without refund. 

**This system may vary depending on the severity of incidence.


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LUNCH TIME

  • Please do not bring any peanut butter or any peanut products, as we have sailors with severe allergies.
  • Supervision is provided for those who stay on the premises.
  • Lunch will be approximately 1 hour long everyday, taken at the instructors’ discretion. 
Friday Pizza Day
Every Friday during lunchtime we will have a Pizza Day! Cost will be $6 for two slices and a drink.

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VOLUNTEERS


Fleet Manager: We will need someone to help us stay on top of our boat maintenance. If you have fibreglassing experience, and would like to donate a few hours of your time, please let me know. 


Parent Night BBQer: We are hoping to put on a 'parents night' every other week, where students from that session are able to take their parents out sailing on the boats - however we can't do this without your support! We would like to pair this with a BBQ, as a small fundraiser for the LTS program. If you are able to donate a Monday evening every other week July-August, and are handy with a BBQ, please let me know.


Parent Night Assistant: We are hoping to put on a 'parents night' every other week, where students from that session are able to take their parents out sailing on the boats - however we can't do this without your support! We will need a parent (or a few parents) who are able to help us supervise the sailors on water, and get boats in and out of the water. Please let me know if you are able to help!


Race Team Driver(s): The LTS program no longer has access to Barry's truck (the truck we used to transport boats to and from regattas last season), as he has sold it! We will need a lot more help getting boats to and from regattas this season, so please let me know if you are able to help. 


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