This program is held during the first session of the Sailing School and is dedicated to coaching sailors who have mastered introductory sailing skills and are interested in trying a competitive format. The program is specifically designed to provide junior sailors with the skills required to make it around the course at their first regatta. This will include introduction to: Starting techniques, Upwind sailing, Downwind sailing and Navigating windward and leeward marks, Intro to racing rules and Boat handling.
The Program will focus on single-handed racing skills. Optimist sailboats will be available for sailors weighing less than 130lbs and Laser sailboats for sailors over 130 lbs.
In the final two days of the program, the sailors complete in the annual learning regatta – called the Steerers Regatta - at the Port Credit Yacht Club. The coaches will be on-course to supervise and coach our sailors during the regatta.
Parents will be responsible for accommodations, Optimist / Laser class membership and regatta registration fees. Parents will also be expected to volunteer their time as chaperones. Boat transport to the regatta will be managed by BQYC.
The program is open to the first 16 registrants who have completed levels CanSail 2 or above or have equivalent sailing skills. The skills learned in this program can be applied to the student’s CanSail levels 3-6 checklists, but no formal certificate will be offered for this course.
This program is either 2 or 3 weeks long depending on the date for the Steerers Regatta. The Sailing School registration form will clearly designate the length and dates of the Learn-to-Race session.
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