Adult Programs 2015

2015 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
• 4 sessions – 5 pm to 8:30 pm
• An introduction to Sailing.
• Complete the course in 4 sessions and go sailing with us.
• No experience required
June 1-2-8-9  270
June 15-16-22-23
June 29- 30 July 6-7
July 13-14-20-21
July 27-28 – August 3-4
Aug 10-11-17-18
Aug 24-25-31 Sept 1
Sept 7-8-14-15
CANSail I  
• 4 Monday Nights
• 5 pm to 8:30 pm
• An introduction to Sailing
• Complete the course in 4 sessions and go sailing with us.
• No experience required
July 6,13,20,27 270
Aug 3,12,17,24
CANSail I 
• Weekend Course

• 12 pm to 3:30pm An introduction to sailing
• Complete the course in 4 sessions and go sailing with us
• No experience required
July 4-5-11- 12 270
Aug 1-2-8-9
CanSail II
•  Monday evenings
•  5 pm to 8:30 pm
• More advanced Sailing skills
Pre-requisite: CanSail I or equivalent
July6,13,20,27 270
Aug10,17,24,31
CANSail II  
•  Monday -Tuesday
•  4 sessions  5pm to 8:30pm
June 29- 30 July 6-7 270
July 13-14-20-21
July 27-28 – August 3-4
Aug 10-11-17-18
Aug 24-25-31 Sept 1
Sept 7-8-14-15
1 day Refresher Course
• 10am to 4pm
•  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 11, 25, August 8-29 80
Private Lessons
• tailored to your goals maximum 4 students.
•  To book a Private Call 604 902 4836 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

Race Clinics

The race clinics will cover the following:

  • Race Starts
  • Tactics
  • Boat handling skills
  • Mark Roundings
  • Video Analysis

TIME: Each day from 12-4pm

REGISTER: Contact head coach Francois Hebert directly at 604 902 4836 or email frankskisail @ gmail.com for any inquiries regarding the race clinics.


Private Lessons

Private lessons tailored to you are available by request at $75.00 per person per hour. You must be a member in order to participate in any lesson program, including our private lessons.  Memberships start at $45.00 / year for an adult individual.   Please see our Membership page for more information on joining the WSA.

What to Bring

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

1. Water and snack.  There is not food
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 head coach Francois Hebert directly at 604 902 4836 or email info@whistlersailing.com