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General Information

All sail training programs operate from the Bay of Quinte Yacht Club (BQYC) located at the tip of Victoria Harbour in Belleville. The air-conditioned building and classrooms are designed for training and larger groups, so we couldn't ask for a better facility. The grounds are a safe, park setting providing sunny and shady areas for many on shore activities, and on the Bay of Quinte for excellent sailing experiences. Junior Sailing 2-week Sessions This program provides sail training for the beginner through to advance sailors using the “Learn to Sail” CANSail standards. CANSail is designed to be a set of progressive learn-to-sail standards focused on providing sailors with a solid foundation of core skills. It allows sailors to learn and progress in any type of boat and consolidates key skills and solid experiences before adding complex skills. The sailor is required to demonstrate both sailing theory and on-the-water skills. CANSail levels are achieved at the pace of the individual sailor. This pace will not be the same for every sailor. The six progressive levels of achievement (CANSail 1 – 6) are defined in our program guide or you may refer to the Sail Canada website located at www.sailing.ca for more information. All student sailors should be comfortable around and in the water. A swimming test will be conducted on the first day of the first session to determine the sailor’s swimming ability for safety reasons. In all activities, the attitudes and readiness of the young sailor will always be considered in determining responsibility on the water. The activities within each level focus on fun, safety, and building individual skills and confidence. Learn-to-Race This program is held during the first session of the Sailing School and is dedicated to coaching sailors who have progressed to CanSail Level 2 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 progressed to 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. Please Note: We are happy to hear your input and if need be for us to review a program and customize attendance for you; - we will see what we can do to get you out on the water! Contact Information Cell: 613 827-SAIL / 613 827-7245 E-mail: school@bqyc.ca Mailing address: BQYC – Sail Training PO BOX 22171 Belleville ON K8P 5V7

A) CANSail 1 - Learn to Sail 14yrs and under

Prerequisite: None This is a course for ages 8 - 14 and is a great introduction to sailing for the beginner. The CANSail 1 program is designed for beginners to introduce the basic skills of sailing, including safety, seamanship and boat handling. On land, sailors will learn the basic elements of sail theory; the names for the parts of the boat and how to rig a boat. On the water sailors will focus on boat safety and boat handling skills and learn to find the wind direction, setting the sail, and steering. Please see our program guide at www.bqyc.ca for complete description.

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Aug 12 to Aug 23, 2019

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A) CanSail 1 - Learn to Sail - 15 to 17 yrs

Prerequisite: None This is a course for ages 15+ and is a great introduction to sailing for the beginner. The CANSail 1 program is designed for beginners to introduce the basic skills of sailing, including safety, seamanship and boat handling. On land, sailors will learn the basic elements of sail theory; the names for the parts of the boat and how to rig a boat. On the water sailors will focus on boat safety and boat handling skills and learn to find the wind direction, setting the sail, and steering. Please see our program guide at www.bqyc.ca for complete description. Note: Teens 17yrs+ may also wish to sign up for the adult dinghy program or have a program customized with private or semi-private lessons. Please email us at school@bqyc.ca

If you are a member, you can apply the discount with a membership # before checking out.

Aug 12 to Aug 23, 2019

7 left (waitlist available) must be born on or before August 12, 2004
add to order ... $545.00 plus HST(13%)
B) CANSail 2 - Learn to Sail - 14yrs and under

Prerequisite: CANSail 1 Ages: 8 -14 CANSail Level 2 builds on the fundamentals achieved in CanSail 1. Sailors will build their knowledge of sailing terms, rigging, and sailing theory while improving their sailing skills by learning about weather and sail trimming for optimum speed and direction. Please see our program guide at www.bqyc.ca for complete description.

If you are a member, you can apply the discount with a membership # before checking out.

Aug 12 to Aug 23, 2019

5 left (waitlist available) must be born on or before August 12, 2011
B) CANSail 2 - Learn to Sail - 15 to 17 yrs

Prerequisite: CanSail 1 This is a course for age 15 to 17 year olds CANSail Level 2 builds on the fundamentals achieved in CanSail 1. Sailors will build their knowledge of sailing terms, rigging, and sailing theory while improving their sailing skills by learning about weather and sail trimming for optimum speed and direction. Please see our program guide at www.bqyc.ca for complete description. Note: Teens 17yrs+ may also wish to sign up for the adult dinghy program or have a program customized with private or semi-private lessons. Please email us at school@bqyc.ca

If you are a member, you can apply the discount with a membership # before checking out.

Aug 12 to Aug 23, 2019

8 left (waitlist available)
add to order ... $545.00 plus HST(13%)
D) CANSail 3 - 14 YRS & UNDER - Sailing & Racing - Advanced Skill Development

Prerequisite: CANSail 2 Ages: 10- 14 CANSail 3 & 4 are comprehensive courses that are designed for intermediate to advanced level sailors, who have completed their CANSail 2. These two levels within the CANSail program focus on introducing sailors to advanced sailing techniques including sail trim, boat tuning, boat maintenance and introduction to racing. Boat handling in higher wind conditions, backwards sailing, and without a rudder are also fundamentals of these courses. Please see our program guide at www.bqyc.ca for complete description.

If you are a member, you can apply the discount with a membership # before checking out.

Aug 12 to Aug 23, 2019

F) CANSail 4 - Single & Double-handed - Advanced Sailing Skill Development

Prerequisite: CANSail 3 Ages: 14- 17 CANSail 4 is designed for more advanced level sailors, who have completed their CANSail 3. It is focused on advanced sailing techniques including sail trim, boat tuning, boat maintenance and racing rules and techniques. The sailor will be learning skill associated with sailing in higher wind conditions. Please see our program guide at www.bqyc.ca for complete description.

If you are a member, you can apply the discount with a membership # before checking out.

Aug 12 to Aug 23, 2019

add to order ... $600.00 plus HST(13%)
G) CANSail Chutes and Wires - Double-handed Advanced & Racing Opportunities

Prerequisite: CANSail 3 Ages: 13- 17 Double-handed sailing Builds on advanced recreational and racing interests with increased competency. Please see our program guide at www.bqyc.ca for complete description.

If you are a member, you can apply the discount with a membership # before checking out.

Aug 12 to Aug 23, 2019

add to order ... $620.00 plus HST(13%)
H) Early Drop-off / Late Pickup

Available times 8 am - 8:45 am early drop off 4:15 pm - 5 pm late pick up All prices are for 2 weeks except for the Learn-to-Race Session (3 weeks)

Aug 12 to Aug 23, 2019

add to order ... $80.00 plus HST(13%)
BQYC Youth Sailing School and Learn to Race

BQYC Youth Sailing School and Learn to Race

86 S Front St, Belleville

Sailing School Manager

613-827-7245