Tennis / Sailing Combo (9am-12 Noon: Intro to tennis + sailing!)
This popular program offers students aged 7-10 with the best of both worlds: the opportunity to learn both tennis and sailing! Starting 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, sailors will learn about water safety, fair play and teamwork. Students will sail with a partner in Club Prams/Optis as they work on the basics of sailing and participate in fun, on-and-off-the-water games and activities.
Wet Feet AM (9am – 12 Noon: Younger age range, beginner levels)
For kids that want to focus on learning sailing, Wet Feet AM is where its at! In this introductory sailing course, new sailors aged 7-10 will learn about water safety, fair play and teamwork in a creative, high-energy environment. For this course, students will sail in Club Prams/Optis with a partner as they work on the basics of sailing and participate in fun, on-and-off-the-water games and activities. Depending on class sizes, we may merge the Tennis-Sailing Combo participants with the Wet Feet class at 10am to combine our numbers and double the fun!
Wet Feet PM (1pm – 4pm: slightly older kids, beginner / intermediate levels)
Our afternoon Wet Feet class is targeted for kids aged 9-12 years old. Wet Feet program welcomes both beginners and intermediate level sailing experience. Sailors will learn how to sail single-handed in Club Prams/Optis with the aim of refining their boat-handling skills and general sailing knowledge. 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.
CANSail (Full day instruction 9am-4pm with 1hr lunch break, all levels welcome!)
CANSail classes are for sailors aged 9-18 who are either new to sailing or interested in advancing their knowledge and certification through the Sail Canada’s CANSail certification program. Students will have the option of sailing both single-handed and double-handed boats and the focus will be on developing confident 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. Parents should know that while our Wet Feet and the Tennis Sailing Combo are great classes for beginner sailors, the CANSail program also provides introductory instruction for kids ages 11 or older. You are never too late to learn how to sail!
Race Team (Full day coaching 9am-4pm with 1hr lunch break, intermediate and advanced)
Race Team is a fun way for young sailors ages 11- 18, to build on their racing experience. Racing skills will be taught at an age appropriate level to prepare young athletes for regatta competition. Wednesday afternoon races are an integral part of classes, and participation in the Weekend Sailing races is encouraged. In addition to weekly coaching, the team will attend the Richardson Regatta (July 28 & 29) and possibly other out-of-town regattas.
Race Team is a fun way for young sailors ages 11- 18, to build a solid sailing and racing foundation. Racing skills will be taught at an age appropriate level to prepare young athletes for regatta competition. Wednesday afternoon races are an integral part of classes, while participation in the Weekend Series of races is strongly encouraged. In addition to weekly coaching, the season will feature participation in the Richardson Regatta (July 28 & 29) and other Sail Manitoba regattas.
ADULT SAILING CLINIC
An adult sailing clinic is offered on Friday afternoons throughout the season. Using the Club’s CL-16, sailors are instructed on the fundamentals of sailing and/or racing, with specific skills dependent on class experience.
Private lessons may be booked with the Head of Sailing, depending on instructor and boat availability.
- Sailors must provide and wear an approved PFD (personal floatation device) and rubber-soled shoes. Sailors should bring a towel, a dry change of clothes, a set of foul weather gear and sunscreen. A wetsuit is recommended in cooler weather.
- Earned Sail Canada Certificates are included in the course fees.
- Course schedules are subject to change. Classes with fewer than four students may be cancelled.
- Wednesday classes end at 3 p.m. to set-up for Wednesday Race Series & Movie Night.
- A mandatory Sail Manitoba membership fee will be added once per season to your registration fee. This provides liability and accident insurance and access to Sail Manitoba’s certification system.
Questions? Please contact RCsailing@rlwyc.ca