Wind (): 10kph
Royal Lake of the Woods Yacht Club Learn to Sail Program
WET FEET (OPTI-AM)
In this introductory course, new sailors aged 6-9 will learn about water safety, fair play and teamwork in a creative, high-energy environment. For this course, students will sail with a partner as they work on the basics of sailing and participate in fun, on-and-off-the-water games and activities.
WET FEET (OPTI-PM)
Classes are for students aged 9-14 yrs who will sail single-handed and want to develop boat-handling skills. Students will learn to steer on all points of sail and maneuver around a triangle course. A myriad of fun activities will focus on basic sailing theory, learning knots and good sportsmanship.
TENNIS / SAILING COMBO (Ages 5-10)
Two one-week sessions will be offered for this popular program. Staring at 9am and going until noon, participants will do one hour of tennis followed by two hours of sailing. In the sailing portion of this introductory course, new sailors aged 5-10 will learn about water safety, fair play and teamwork. Students will sail with a partner as they work on the basics of sailing and participate in fun, on-and-off-the-water games and activities.
SAILING / SWIMMING COMBO (Ages 5-10)
The swimming /sailing combo is a program where the focus is on fun, water-based activities with your friends. Children have the opportunity to sail for two hours and will then move on to the swimming docks for an hour of swimming and games – all under the supervision of qualified instructors. Children should be between the ages of 5 and 10 years and should be able to swim without a life jacket; no sailing experience is required.
The CANSail 1&2 program introduces sailors, aged 11 and older, to the skills of double-handed sailing. Using our fleet of 420s these courses cover: safety, seamanship, terminology, knots and ‘rules of the water’. Through games and activities, sailors are taught basic boat handling skills as well as skipper and crew work. By the completion of CANSail 1&2, students will sail in winds up to 10 knots. CANSail students will participate in the Wednesday Race Series. Please see the calendar for session times.
These comprehensive courses are for sailors who have achieved their CANSail 1&2 and they represent the highest ‘non-racing level’ awarded by the CYA. Students are taught advanced sailing practices, sail theory and the principles of boat design. They are introduced to racing and training strategies and will develop basic boat maintenance skills. Paired up in 420s, these sailors learn how to master spinnaker handling, trapeze work and sail trim techniques in winds up to 15 knots. CANSail 3&4 students will participate in the Wednesday race series. Please see the calendar for session times.
For participants aged 13 – 17 years who have little or no sailing experience and wish to learn with their peer group. This program provides sailing basics in a fun and friendly learning environment. Sailors will use Club 420’s or Lasers depending on class size and individual ability.
- Sailors must provide and wear an approved PFD (personal floatation device) and rubber-soled shoes. Sailors should bring a towel, dry clothes to change into at the end of the day, a set of foul weather gear and sunscreen.
- Earned CYA Certificates are included in the course fees.
- Course schedules are subject to change. Classes with fewer than 4 students may be cancelled.
- Wednesday classes end at 3 p.m. to set-up for Wednesday Race Series & Movie Night.
- A mandatory MSA/CYA surcharge of $30.00 will be added annually to your registration fee, to provide liability and accident insurance.