2018 Sailing Courses

Our courses have been popular with children from Pender, visitors, and summer residents. While we traditionally identify with kids, adults are always welcome in all 4 of our course levels. Adults will generally be paired with another adult in levels 1&2 and should recognize that some agility is required.

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$160. Please email Allyson Coffey at acoffey@telus.net for registration.

The course dates for 2018 are July 16-20, July 30-Aug 3, Aug 6-10, and Aug 20-24. All courses are 5 days (Monday to Friday, 9AM to 3:30PM).

For the 2018 season, we will offer 2 registration dates:

  • May 1st for returning students and their siblings,
  • May 15th for new students.

For more information contact Allyson Coffey (604) 220-7259 or Bruce Waygood at kbwaygood@shaw.ca (250) 818-8555 or go to www.penderislandjuniorsailing.com.

All 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 years old when the course begins, and CanSail 3 & 4 participants must be 12 years and have passed CanSail 2.

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