Youth Program Sessions 2016

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Find out more on the program sessions and how to apply.

About the Program

Each summer the GRYC offers a Youth Program consisting of four 2-week sessions for children ages 9-16. As well as providing aquatic oriented fun and games, the Youth Program offers an opportunity for participants to earn Sail Canada CANSail 1, 2, 3, and 4 sailing certifications. For details see the Sail Canada website.

Ages/Eligibility

Children, ages 9-16 (child must be 9 years old as of June 27, 2016). Campers must have achieved a swimming level equivalent to Level 6 in the Red Cross swimming program or Level 3 in the Royal life program.

Before and After Care

Fee: $50 per session. Any questions or concerns please contact YouthProgram@GRYC.ca. The sailing school runs from 9:00am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday. We offer before and after care from 8:00 to 9:00 am in the mornings and from 4:00 to 5:30pm in the afternoon.

CANsail 1

Fee (two week session): 410 $ members/ 595$ non-members
Prerequisite: None
Sailboat: Open Bic
Average time to complete level: 2-4 weeks
This is a beginner learn-to-sail program where basic sailing skills that follow the Sail Canada CANsail 1 curriculum are introduced along with water safety and seamanship. Water activities, theme days and island games are add to the fun.

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CANsail 2

Fee (two week session): 410 $ members/ 595$ non-members
Prerequisite: CANsail 1
Sailboat: Open Bic, Laser Pico, Byte, Laser
Average time to complete level: 2-4 weeks
This level focuses on developing sailor's knowledge, skills and confidence in moderate wind conditions. The program follows the Sail Canada CANsail 2 curriculum that includes, docking, terminology and sail trim. Water activities, theme days and island games add to the fun.

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CANsail 3 & 4

Fee (4 week session): 820 $ members/ 1190$ non-members
Prerequisite: CANsail 2
Sailboat: Club 420, Byte, Laser
Average time to complete level: 4-6 weeks per level
Teamwork, camaraderie and mastering boat handling skills are at the core of these two intermediate sailing levels. They follow the Sail Canada CANsail 3 & 4 curriculum and sailors continue to refine their helming and crewing. Trapeze and spinnaker are introduced along with sail theory and racing. Participants are encouraged to participate in local regattas and GRYC Sunday morning races.

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CANsail 5 & 6

Fee (6 week session): 1230 $ members/ 1785$ non-members
Prerequisite: CANsail 4
Sailboat: Club 420 or sailor owned Laser/Byte
Average time to complete level: 6-8 weeks per level
This is designed to be an entry level racing program for sailors wishing to compete in regattas or for non-competitive sailors wishing to perfect advanced boat handling skills. This course follows the Sail Canada CANsail 5 & 6 curriculum and focuses on racing tactics, racing rules as well as perfecting maneuverers. Sailors are encouraged to participate in local and out of town regattas including Fruit Bowl (July 23-26), GRYC invitational (August 1-2) and BYC (August 8-9). Some parent support is needed at regattas.

Course Dates: Pick 3 of 4

Youth Race team

Fee (per two week session): 410$ members/ 595$ non-members
Prerequisite: CANsail 6
Sailboat: Club 420 or sailor owned Laser/Byte
For sailors who wish to continue to perfect their racing skills after the completion of their CANsail levels. Focus on in depth race strategy, rules and maneuverers. Sailors are encouraged to participate in local and out of town regattas including Fruit Bowl (July 23-26), GRYC invitational (August 1-2) and BYC (August 8-9). Some parent support is needed at regattas.

Course Dates: Pick 3 of 4

Instructor In Training

Fee: none
Prerequisite: CANsail 3
Sailboat: Club 420 or sailor owned Laser/Byte
If you are interested in learning what it means to be an instructor, then the Instructor in Training program is right for you. Instructors in Training (IIT) shadow senior instructors in land and water lessons. They also have an opportunity to teach land and water lessons to a group of young sailors under the guidance and supervision of a senior instructor. They are given other leadership roles such as running sailing camp activities and assisting in rigging and de-rigging. This is an excellent way for someone hopping to become an instructor to gain some real hands on experience.

To Apply for Instructor In Training:

Please sent your CV to the Head Sailing instructor Paul Place YouthProgram@GRYC.ca.

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