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Keelboat Sailing School at HYC


HYC is once again hosting One Design Sailing Academy in order to offer sail training at Bluffers Park. We are offering courses for both adults and youth.

The adult courses are called “Adult Start Keelboat Sailing” and “Keelboat Day Skipper (Basic Cruising)”. In the 18-hour Start Keelboat Sailing course, students are introduced to the sport from a complete beginner level, with the aim of becoming familiar with the basics of sailing in order to feel comfortable as an active crew member on a sailboat. In the 28-hour Day Skipper (Basic Cruising) course, students will learn just about everything they should know to skipper a boat safely. Skills and knowledge include: Safety, Helmsmanship, Rigging and Derigging, Navigation, Sail Trim, Docking, Anchoring, Man Overboard and so much more. Students will receive the internationally recognized Sail Canada “Basic Cruising Standard” certificate.

We are also offering a “Youth Keelboat” course. This program covers much of the same material as the Adult Day Skipper course, but in this case it is aimed at youth, aged 12 - 18 and includes Cansail Levels 1-3.

For members, these courses are an excellent way for you to get your crew well trained. Encourage your crew to sign up or send your child for a great summer experience! The result will be a more effective crew and a much safer boat.

For non-members, the courses will offer you an excellent introduction to the sport of sailing.

 For schedules and registration forms click here