Northern Yacht Club offers a top notch, fun filled junior sail program during the summer months of July and August. There are four sessions being offered in 2017, three 2-week sessions and one 1-week session. The two week classes run from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4pm, while the 1-week session will run Monday through Thursday from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Each Friday of the 2 week session and the Thursday of the 1 week session, the Learn to Sail program hosts a fun day, during which the sailors participate in barbeques, 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 1, 2 or 4. Children must be at least 8 years old by December 31, 2017 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.
Our program has a number of highly skilled racers that have competed in major regattas across the country and internationally.
Registration for the Learn to Sail Program will be held Wednesday May 31 from 6pm-9pm on the ground floor of the NYC main club house. NYC members may register from 6pm-7pm. From 7pm-9pm, registration will be open to the general public. Online registration will be available on June 1st. A link will be provided at that time.
Those wishing to order t-shirts and hoodies may do so online as well. A photo of this year’s design is available here. The colour of both the t-shirts and hoodies is navy blue with while lettering and images. Images and lettering are on the front only. The t-shirts are performance style and are quick drying (great for sailing!). The hoodies are Gildan Heavy Blend pullover. Prices are as follows: $16 per t-shirt, and $42 per hoodie, taxes included.
We hope to see you on the water this year!
Anyone wanting to be involved with Junior Sailing, whether it be on the board or volunteering your time, is asked please to contact Richard Devoe by email or leave a message at the club (902-794-9121). As the Junior Sailing program is extremely important to our youth, the yacht club and the community, your assistance is needed and appreciated.