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 small-boat 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 Pirate class boats (similar to our older Flying Juniors). These trainers 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$175. Please email Allyson Coffey at firstname.lastname@example.org for registration at 8:00 AM Pacific Time on each of the dates noted below.
The course dates for 2019 are July 15-19, July 29-Aug 2, Aug 5-9, and Aug 19-23. All courses are 5 days (Monday to Friday).
For the 2019 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 check for the latest updates at 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 y. and have passed CANSail 2.