Learn to Sail at BEYC

Our Junior Sailing program is designed for new and returning sailors ages 8-16, who are looking to get comfortable on the water. A BEYC membership is not a prerequisite for participating in the program. Our goal is to give the participants a love, appreciation and respect for sailing and the water. We concentrate on keeping learning fun, in a safe environment. Youth that attend the Junior Sailing Program learn to work as part of a team, gain valuable leadership skills and increased self-confidence.

If you have never sailed before, or if you want to improve your sailing skills, these courses will develop your confidence and ability. Classes are kept small and stress the practical approach to training with as much on-the-water practice as possible.

Our instructors are certified by the Canadian Yachting Association and provide instruction in CANSail 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 levels


CANSail 1

CANSail 1 introduces the student to sailing and covers safety, seamanship, rigging and basic boat handling under instructor direction. In wind speeds of 4-9 knots (8-15 km/hr).

CANSail 2

CANSail 2 teaches nautical terminology and additional seamanship and boat handling skills under instructor direction. This level completes the training to give the student the minimum knowledge and skills a sailor requires to sail safely and competently without supervision in wind speeds of 4-9 knots.

Sailing School Schedule

Session 1 July 3 – 14   Cansail 1-4
Session 2 July 17 – 28   Cansail 1-4
Session 3 July 31 –  August 4   Sailing and Golf Adventure Combo Camp
Session 4 August 7 – 11   Wet Feet (Age 5-8)
Session 5 August 14 – 25 Cansail 1-4 Session 6 August 28 – Sept 1 Level Completion / Focused Learning

Sailing and Golf Camp

In our unique one-week Sailing and Golf Camp (August 1 – 5) children will spend a halfday sailing at BEYC and a half-day golfing at The Lakes. All two-week sessions are $300 and one-week sessions are $150. Drop off is at 8:30 with pick up at 4:30 for all sessions.
Olympic Sailor Lisa Ross will be on hand registration night to speak about her experience competing and representing Canada around the world and the value of the Junior Sailing experience. Lisa’s presentation will take place at 7:00 – bring your kids so they can be inspired by where Junior Sailing can take you.

Registration Information 2017

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR 2017 SEASON! Here is the link to learn more about our 2017 dates:
https:// beneoinjrsailing.checklick.com
Children must be 8 as of December 31, 2017 to participate.
For more information on the Jr. Sailing program please email:
BEYC board member & Junior Sailing Coordinator:
Bryan MacDougall

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