Youth Recreational Sailing Program

New for 2019

The Program

This exciting new pilot program is open to youth sailors, aged 11-17 years, with the only prerequisite being sailing experience. It has a simple mission; to promote youth sailing that isn't just about racing. The program will have a monthly cost of $250 per sailor. The curriculum of this program will include:

  • Learning advanced sailing skills in a fun, laid-back environment. 

  • Basic and advanced on-water safety.

  • Adventure sailing.

  • Environmental stewardship.

  • Fun and challenging sailing games.

 

Sailors will also be able to work towards their CANSail levels, although it will be a secondary focus of the program.

Sailors are welcome to join the program at any point in the season, subject to available space and at the discretion of the coaching staff. Regular attendance is expected.

Sailors will also be able to participate in training camps and fun, non-competitive sailing events with other clubs from the Lower Mainland. Dates and locations for these events will be communicated once they have been finalized. 

Our program is able to accommodate and develop sailors of all skill levels, from sailors who are new to sailing, to seasoned racers. Through

participation in weekly sessions, sailors will build their

sailing skills and confidence on the water, all while

doing so in a safe and fun environment. 

 

Schedule

The program will run from August to October this year,

taking place on all Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

 

Equipment

Sailors will be sailing in club-owned RS Fevas. The

RS Feva is one of the most exciting new youth boats

currently on the market. It can be sailed by one or two people. It is a fun, and engaging boat to sail in a range of situations, from long distance adventure sailing, to speeding around on the race course. In addition, it has an extremely versatile sail plan, which includes a (reef-able) mainsail and a (optional) jib and asymmetrical spinnaker. Sailors will be responsible for providing their own personal sailing gear. This includes a PFD, whistle, booties, and sailing gloves. We would also recommend a wetsuit, fleece, and spray top for cooler (fall) weather. Sailors may be held from participation in training sessions if their gear is not appropriate for the conditions. 

 

Scholarships and Volunteer opportunities

The Surrey Sailing Club is proud to offer our Clift Scholarship to SSC members looking to become sailing coaches. This scholarship covers some of the costs associated with the Sail Canada/BC Sailing training involved with becoming a coach. This is training is Sail Canada's standardized instructor training, meaning it trains/certifies instructors to teach with any sailing program, Canada-wide.

 

In addition, sailors are also welcome and encouraged to volunteer with our coaching staff during our CANSail and Daycamp lessons. This practical experience further sets up young, prospective coaches for success. 

For more information, contact our coaching staff here

For registration, click here

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