Monday - Thursday: Junior Program (CANSail 1 & 2) Monday - Friday: Advanced Program (CANSail 3 & 4) Monday - Friday: Racing Program Social Activities Regattas / Races
Getting to the Club
Please Note: SBYC has no road access, so sailors are transported to and from the club by coach-boats.
Pick-Up: between 9:45 and 10:00AM at Knowlton's Landing and Georgeville Dock. Please try to show up early, as multiple loads from each coach-boat are typically needed to get everyone to camp by 10:00.
Drop-off: between 3:45 and 4:00 at Knowlton’s Landing and at Georgeville Dock. Please be patient; we have to ensure that all equipment is put away and that the coast is clear in terms of weather before leaving the camp.
To board the SBYC tender, sailors must: 1. Be registered in camp 2. Be wearing an approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD) in good condition. It MUST fit the sailor. 3. Wearing soft-soled and closed-toed shoes, please don't wear flip flops, or crocs
New CANSail Program
Recently the Canadian Yachting Association decided that it was finally time to revamp the sailing program! At SBYC we are very excited to say that we will be offering the new course! If you look at the chart below you can see how each level from the old system transfers into the new system. If any sailors have received their White Sail 2 this means that they have their CANSail 1 and can go to try and receive their CanSail 2, and if a sailor has his/her White Sail 3 this means he/she has their CANSail 2, and so on. This is a very good change because the CanSail program focuses more on the development of the athlete than it did previously.
If you want to know more about CanSail you can go to the CYA site. http://www.sailing.ca/sailor_development/long_term_athlete_development_framework/
WHITE SAIL 1 & 2
WHITE SAIL 3
Things To Bring
1. Approved PFD (personal flotation device) 2. Soft-soled shoes (no flip flops please) 3. Sunscreen 4. Sunglasses and hat 5. Bathing suit and towel 6. Warm clothes for the water (fleece, wool, wetsuit) 7. Rain gear 8. Warm change of clothes 9. Lunch and snacks 10. Lots to drink
Note: In the interest of pest control, and plain old gracious behaviour, all junior sailors are required to bring their own garbage back to their homes at the end of each day. Campsite rules apply at SBYC in other words: leave the campsite cleaner than when you found it.
As well as races on 28 June and 30 August (which have their own trophies), the club hosts regular Sunday races in Sargent’s Bay. All junior sailors are welcome and may come in their own boats or be picked up at Knowlton's Landing and Georgeville Landing at 9:30 a.m.
First gun at 10:30 a.m every sunday, be sure to arrive earlier in order to rig a boat in time for the first race! (first come, first served for boats)
Routines and Reminders
The primary goal of SBYC is to introduce youngsters to sailing and instil in them an enjoyment for the sport, but sailing is a high risk sport and safety is of highest concern. We therefore reserve the right to suspend any member (junior or senior) who does not respect the code of behaviour established by the club Board and its coaches. We also reserve the right to refuse a junior sailor who is unable to pass the swim test.
Sailing also involves expensive equipment, and SBYC benefits from the generosity of the Fisher family, who hosts the club on private property. Consequently, we insist that junior sailors treat the property, the equipment, and others with respect.
Every year we ask able bodied men and women to come out and help us to lift all the docks and boats into the water. We rely on SBYC family members to help us open up the camp. Tenders will be giving lifts from Knowlton's Landing and Georgeville dock at 9:00 AM on June 24th, we cannot confirm a time of drop-off but we think that drop-off will be somewhere around 1 PM.