Youth Learn to Race
This program is held during the first session of the Kids 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 open to the first 16 registrants who have completed levels CanSail 2 or above or have equivalent sailing skills. The skills learnt 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.
Participant in the program will be eligible to participate in the BQYC Saturday dinghy racing and attended the Steerers Regatta at the Port Credit Yacht Club.
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 is a condensed introductory course, however, our coaches will be happy to continue the training throughout the season for sailors wishing to join the Youth High Performance Race Team. 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.
The coaches will be on-course to supervise and coach our sailors during the regattas at Port Credit (Steerers) and BQYC. Parents will be required to make arrangements for accommodations at out of town Regatta. Parent volunteer chaperones may be available. Boat transport to the regatta will be managed by BQYC. The regatta registration fees and Optimist / Laser class membership are the responsibility of the registrants/ parents.
To Inquire or Register, Please email here.