As a result of over-subscription in prior years, we have expanded the learn-to-sail program for 2017. At this time, spaces remain available in all 4 levels.
These courses have been popular with children from Pender, visitors, and summer residents. PIJSA offers 4 levels of instruction – addressing different levels of student proficiency. Our curriculum is Sail Canada approved and taught by certified instructors. All successful candidates will receive a recognized certificate from the Canadian governing body.
- The levels include CanSail 1 & 2 for beginners, taught using Flying Junior (FJ) boats. The FJs usually have 3 youths or 2 adults per boat.
- Advanced sailors enrolled in CanSail 3 & 4 courses use a combination of single and dual-person Lasers.
Courses are held at the Browning Harbour beach on Monday through Friday at a cost of C$150. Space is still available for all 4 weeks, except for the Cansail 1 & 2 course on Aug 21-25. The weeks with availability are: July 17-21; July 31-Aug 4; Aug 7-11; and Aug 21-25 (CanSail 3 & 4 only). Please contact Allyson Coffey at email@example.com for registration. For more information contact Allyson or Bruce Waygood at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-818-8555 or go to www.penderislandjuniorsailing.com.
Students must demonstrate swimming proficiency while wearing a personal flotation device (life jacket) for about 50 meters and participate in the “righting a capsized boat” as both are safety issues. Cansail 1 & 2 students must be at least 9 y when the course begins, and Cansail 3 & 4 participants must be 12 y and have passed CanSail 2.
ADULTS ARE WELCOME! Adults will generally be paired with another adult and should recognize that some agility is required. Some students who have already completed their certification return for a week of sailing just for the fun of it!
For 2017, registration will be staggered for returning students and new students.
- Registration for returning students will be on April 1st .
- All other students will be on May 1st .
We will again offer CanSail beginner course Levels 1 & 2 using Flying Junior sailboats. and advanced course Levels 3 & 4 using Lasers and a Byte.
The 2017 Course Dates are: July 17-21; July 31-Aug. 4; Aug 7-11; Aug 21-25. All course levels (1-2-3-4) will be offered in each of the above weeks, providing maximum flexibility for our students.
All students in Levels 1 & 2 must be at least 9 years old at the start of the course, and 12 years old for Levels 3 & 4. Adults are welcome. All students must be able to swim, and will be tested.
Registration is a two-step process:
1) Notify by email, ACoffey@Telus.net, the name of the student(s) after 8 am PDT on May 1st.
2) Registration forms will then be sent, for your completion and return within 14 days with the course fee of $150 .
Please note: PIJSA will not accept block bookings. Families may register with one unrelated person. Families may register other members with returning students.
For more information please see the PIJSA article in the Pender Post, or contact Bruce Waygood: “email@example.com”, Tel: (250) 818- 8555.
The Pender Island Junior Sailing Association is holding its Annual General Meeting on
Sunday April 23rd, 2017 at 1:00 pm at the Hope Bay Meeting Room.
All members and prospective members are welcome to attend.
Below are our registered students for the 2016 season. This info has been updated as of July 10, 2016. Last minutes changes may not be reflected in the below listings.
Registered Students for July 11-15, 2016 CanSail 1 & 2 Course
Nuala Stafford – Ethan Rochet – Soley Lapp – Alexander Kempe – Lluc Vilarmau – Colt Cook – Matthew Hinton – Meredith Boyd – Annika Fleming – Quynn Stafford – Owen Goertz – Sam Bilesky
Registered Students for August 1-5, 2016 CanSail 1 & 2 Course
Lucy Nelems O’Connor – Chris O’Connor – Willem Nelems Rabourn – Kate Nelems -Jesse Schubert – Aimee Lever – Ashlyn Modesitt – Kai van Loon – Bo van Loon – Avery Deisroth – Caleb Carver – Cindy Carver – Shinta Kikuchi
Registered Students for August 1-5, 2016 Advanced Laser Course
Taya Schubert (2-man boat) – Curtis Lever (2-man boat) – Yoko Kikuchi – Kenta Kikuchi – Arthur Kikuchi – Nikolas Lamy – Everest Masselink
Registered Students for August 22-26, 2016 CanSail 1 & 2 Course
Cedar Lopatecki – Alex Thwaites – Heather Thwaites – Sandie Pugh – Roz Kempe – Nicholas Kempe – Zlata Steeves – Brooke Jangula – Summer Jangula – Firinne Rolfe – Marina Fabris – Ella Damberger
Registered Students for August 22-25, 2016 Advanced Laser Course
Madeleine Reed – Terra Rolfe – Satya Underhill – Lauren Ohnona – Taeven Lopatecki – Ashlyn Modesitt
Another week and another great commencement. We had 9 boats and 18 sailors on the starting line for this week’s festivities. A dozen (largely novice) young sailors using Flying Junior boats were accompanied by a half dozen skilled denizens of the deep using our Lasers. To be fair, half the Lasers were being handled by first time skippers, so our complement of students overwhelmingly would have a “Learner/Novice” plaque affixed to their current mode of transportation.
Monday has become our swim test day and everyone attacked the waters with gusto. A local otter was wondering what the commotion was, but s(he) quickly scampered away in the face of 18 determined swimmers.
It was a challenging morning as winds were light and variable (aka fluky), leaving some of our newer sailors wondering what has happening to their propulsion systems – hehe. Despite the changeable winds, they performed admirably and had their vessels crossing in formation by the end of the first morning. Well done sailors!