Sailing School

Hello! We look forward to having your child spend part of the summer with us, enjoying water-based activities with their friends, new and old. This year we have five courses to choose from, according to age and skill level. You can learn to sail from age 6 – as long as you turn 6 by the end of the year. We introduce basic sailing skills and develop existing skills, with our coaches tailoring instruction around the sailor’s individual needs, creating a fun summer with their friends and unforgettable memories. Our classes at Eagle Harbour YC are purposely small, to offer maximum safety and quality of instruction. Friendships are an integral part of the fun of sailing, and we encourage you to sign up a buddy to share the experience.

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2020 SUMMER SAILING SCHOOL IS NOW OPEN!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

IMPORTANT DATES:

Session A – July 6-10
Session B – July 13-17
Session C – July 20-July 24
Session D – July 27-31
Session E – Aug 4-7 (4 day camp)
Session F – Aug 10-14

ALL COURSES WILL RUN WEEKLY PROVIDED MINIMUM CLASS SIZES ACHIEVED.

Each weekly course runs from Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm (except no class on the Civic August holiday, August 3rd). Sailors break at midday for lunch where they eat and have fun activities at the beach before returning for the second half of the day. There may be days with too much wind, or no wind, where we either utilise our paddleboards and kayaks, or have a host of fun activities either on the beach, in the clubhouse, or a short walk to the local park.

How Much?
The cost of the course is $350 and includes a BBQ lunch on our clubhouse deck every Friday and a covetable EHYC t-shirt. We recommend you register early to choose the date you want with your friends,  as courses will fill quickly. 

Early Bird Registration
We are offering a $20 early bird discount on 1 week courses if you book before 30 April 2020 – so $330 instead of $350.

Course Descriptions:
Wet Feet (Opti Intro) ($350, book before 30 April $330, includes BBQ lunch on Friday and T-shirt) – A gentle one-week introduction to sailing in Optimist dinghies for children 6-9 years of age who have no sailing experience. Multiple weeks may be booked at this level – our focus is safety and fun on the water.

Opti Basic ($350, book before 30 April $330, includes BBQ lunch on Friday and Tshirt)  Upon completion of Wet Feet, children 6-9 years of age can begin developing their sailing skills in Optimist dinghies during these one-week courses. CanSail1 material will be introduced at this level. Multiple weeks may be booked at this level – our focus is safety and fun on the water.

CANSail 1 Basic ($350, book before 30 April $330, includes BBQ lunch on Friday and Tshirt) – A one-week course for children 10+ years of age and weighting at least 50kg, who are beginning their journey in sailing or progressing from Opti Basic. This is an entry level course which teaches fundamental sailing skills including basic sheeting, steering, and boat handling on all points of sail using double-handed dinghies. Upon completion, sailors can sail within defined boundaries set by an instructor.

CANSail 2 ($350, book before 30 April $330, includes BBQ lunch on Friday and Tshirt)  – A one-week course which builds on the skills learned in CANSail 1. This teaches sailors to adjust their bodies and boats for changes in direction and wind speed while sailing, and to perform boat-handling manoeuvres in a controlled manner while in a controlled setting.

CANSail 3/ CANSail 4 No longer offered at EHYC, however, if there is demand, we could run a course – email the office to go on a waitlist ehyc@ehyc.org.

Eagle Harbour Summer Sailing Camp ($350, book before 30 April $330, includes BBQ lunch on Friday and Tshirt)  – For students aged 7+ interested in having a more relaxed experience, we are offering one-week Eagle Harbour Summer Camps. This week exposes children to recreational sailing skills (no previous experience necessary), fun and cooperative watercraft games (SUP and kayaks), art projects, and some beach, park and hiking activities. This is a great way to make the most of what Eagle Harbour has to offer, taking advantage of the beach, boats, and sharing experiences with friends.

Swimming Ability
As our courses and camps are focused on water activities, it is important that your child be comfortable around the water and know how to swim. All children will be required to bring and wear a Coast Guard approved life jacket. They also must be prepared to have their swimming levels tested prior to starting lessons. 

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