Adult Sailing Program
Are you jealous of your kids having all the fun out on the water in Sargent’s Bay? Luckily for you, this summer SBYC will be offering a 4-day sailing program that is focused on showing you, the sport your children care so much about! Don’t worry if you have never sailed before, as long as you don’t mind getting a little wet we are happy to have you join the program. Over the four-day period you will be able to work towards getting your CANSail levels.
Over the four days, we will focus on getting everyone comfortable doing basic maneuvers in a sailboat, such as docking, sailing around a course, tacking, gybing, righting a capsized boat and understanding the different points of sail.
The program will be held starting on July 1st. Every Sunday, the club has a club race in which we will encourage you to come out with your child to compete against other club members.
Dates: Saturday, July 1st, July 8th, July 22nd, and July 29th
Pickup: Georgeville and Knowlton’s Landing at 9:00 AM
Dropoff: Georgeville and Knowlton’s Landing at 3:00 PM
Frequently asked questions:
Can you promise me that I will beat my child after the four-day program?
Legally, SBYC cannot say whether or not you will be capable of beating your child in a sailing regatta. However, we encourage you to come out on Sunday to find out! We can lend you a boat, give you a ride to the club, and it’s free if you’ve paid your yearly membership.
Do I need to be a member to take part in the adult sailing program?
Yes, you do need to be a member to take part in the adult sailing program. The annual membership is $100 per family, this allows you to compete in Sunday races and have your children sail with us during the week.
What should I bring?
- Lifejacket or personal flotation device!
- Please ensure that this device is certified by Transport Canada. If you have any questions or do not have a lifejacket please contact our head coach Malich Altman.
- Closed toed shoes
- Water shoes are amazing, running shoes will do.
- Plenty of water
- Change of clothes
Can I only sign up for one day?
No, you must signup for the full 4 days.
Can my kids come?
Although during the week SBYC is filled with young children, we cannot have children around the club for this event.
What kind of boats can we sail? Do I sail with a partner or alone?
You will be allowed to choose between lasers, 420s, and bytes. We have boats that can be sailed with a partner or by yourself.
Can I arrive at SBYC in the morning in my own motorboat?
You’re more than welcome to show up in your own motorboat… or sailboat. However, please inform Malich Altman beforehand.
How many spots are available?
We are capable of taking up to 8 sailors. Your spot will be confirmed once we receive your cheque.