Adult Programs 2016

2016 Adult Learn to Sail Programs Schedule

Private Lessons available upon request

You must be a member to join the Adult Program Lessons or Clinics. Our Adult Learn to Sail program follows the Sail Canada curriculum. See our Membership web page for more information & pricing on membership.  

Basic Membership starts at $45.00.

Course

Dates

Fee in $
CANSail I
• Monday & Tuesday Nights
• 4 sessions – 5 pm to 9:00 pm
• An introduction to Sailing.
• Complete the course in 4 sessions and go sailing with us.
• No experience required
May 30, 31, June 6, 7  270
June 13, 14, 20, 21
June 27, 28, July 4, 5
July 11, 12, 18, 19
July 25, 26, August 1, 2
Aug 8, 9, 15, 16
Aug 22, 23, 29, 30
Sept 5, 6, 12, 13
CANSail I  
• Monday Nights
• 4 sessions, 5:00pm to 9:00pm
• An introduction to sailing
• Complete the course in 4 sessions and go sailing with us.
• No experience required
July 4, 11, 18, 25 270
Aug 1, 8, 15, 22
CANSail I 
• Weekend Course

• 4 sessions, 12:00pm to 4:00pm
• An introduction to sailing
• Complete the course in 4 sessions and go sailing with us.
• No experience required
July 2, 3, 9, 10 270
July 30, 31 Aug 6, 7
CanSail II
•  Monday Nights
•  4 sessions, 5:00pm to 9:00pm
• More advanced Sailing skills
Pre-requisite: CanSail I or equivalent
July 4, 11, 18, 25 270
Aug 8, 15, 22, 29
CANSail II  
•  Monday & Tuesday Nights
•  4 sessions,  5:00pm to 9:00pm
June 27, 28, July 4, 5 270
July 11, 12, 18, 19
July 25, 26, August 1, 2
Aug 8, 9 , 15, 16
Aug 22, 23, 29, 30
Sept 5, 6, 12, 13
1 day Refresher Course
 5:00pm-9:00pm 
•  This is clinic for sailors who have been away from dinghy sailing for a while or for those who simply want to improve their skills.
May 30, June 13, 27, July 4, 11, 25, August 1, 8, 22, Sept 5 80
Private Lessons
• tailored to your goals maximum 4 students.
•  To book a Private Call 604 229 2291 or  Email: info@whistlersailing.com
Available from
May 15th – Oct 31st
2hr 150
3hr 225
4hr 300

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Adult Programs


CANSail I

Learn the basics of sailing with experienced instructors; The course will cover terminology, points of sail, knots, rigging, sail trim, tacking, gybing & boating safety including righting a capsized boat.Monday nights course or weekend course, minimum 15 hours of instruction. Sail Canada CAN Sail I certification is possible upon successful demonstration of skills. The CanSail level is a nationwide standardized certification system.

Click here for the CanSail I skills checklist 


CANSail II

Building on the skills learned in CAN Sail I, at the end of the course the student will be able to skipper his own boat with confidence.
CAN Sail II will cover the following.

  • Mark roundings
  • Advanced sail trim
  • Boat Balance and Body positioning
  • Stop and accelerate.
  • Righting a turtled boat.
  • Buidling confidence and independance.

CanSail II certification is possible upon successful demonstration of skills.

Click here for the CanSail II skills checklist 


Refresher Course

We also offer a refresher course to dust off your sailing skills.This is designed for sailors with previous skills and experience who have been away from the sport for a while, or who want to improve their existing skills with the help of a dedicated instructor. 

Maximum class size is 8 students. 10 am to 4 pm

Season Pass Clinics

The season pass clinics will cover the following:

  • Race Starts
  • Laser Sailing
  • Tactics
  • Boat handling skills
  • Advanced Rigging
  • Mark Roundings
  • Video Analysis

TIME: Thursdays from 5:30-8pm (June 9th, June 23rd, July 14th, Aug 11th, Aug 25th) and Saturdays from 3:00-5pm (June 11th, Aug 6th )

REGISTER: Contact the WSA Office at 604 229 2291 or email info@whistlersailing.com for any inquiries regarding the race clinics.


Private Lessons

Private lessons tailored to you are available by request.  This is a perfect option if you would like to learn with a friend or with your family. Maximum of 4 students.

RATES:

  • 2 hour private Lesson $150
  • 3 hour private Lesson $225
  • 4 hour private Lesson $300

What to Bring

Students should bring the following items to the course every day:

1. Water and snack.  There is no food on site.
2. Hat & Sunglasses
3. Sunscreen
4. Towel
5. Change of Clothes
6. Old sneakers or water shoes.  Shoes must have a closed toe and heel.   Flip flops are not allowed!
7. Bathing suit
8. Wind Breaker or waterproof jacket
9.  Clothes appropriate for the weather of the day

 

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For more information on any of our courses, please contact the WSA office directly at 604 229 2291, or email info@whistlersailing.com