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Summer 2021 Courses

Summer 2021 Courses

Expression of Interest

PIJSA needs to estimate the potential demand for sailing courses in 2021.  Those providing the information below will have priority when registration occurs.

PIJSA is planning courses for 2021, and expects conditions related to COVID will have changed by July and August. The critical change will be how many students are in a boat and what will be the rules.  It is hoped that regulations will have relaxed by this summer.

For Levels 1 & 2 – the beginners course for students 9y or older- PIJSA expects that most students will be sailing in pairs, and perhaps a few boats with 3 students.  Who the students are in a boat will depend upon the regulations in July and August, so the questions below anticipate various levels of stringency.

For Levels 3 & 4 – the advanced course for students 12y or older, who have passed level 2 or equivalent – the situation is simpler in that PIJSA has boats that can be single-handed.  PIJSA also has some Laser 2s which are sailed by 2 persons, which could be used.

Currently, PIJSA is planning Level 1 & 2 for the weeks of July 19th and 26th; and Level 3 & 4 for the weeks of Aug 2nd and 9th.   The cost of the courses will be $175.

In addition, PIJSA will consider offering “fun sailing courses”, which are supervised, but will not provide certified instruction. For students who have passed at least Level 2, fun sailing may be offered in July, and for students who have only Level 1, fun sailing may be offered in August.  The cost should be less than $175, but has yet to be determined.

Expression of Interest:  Please respond to infopijsa@shaw.ca by March 31st to facilitate our planning.

Provide the following information

  1. Contact information: name of (grand)parent/guardian, email (preferred) or telephone.
  2. Course Level or Fun sailing? If more than one level provide information for both.
  3. Dates (you could indicate that more than one date would be OK)
  4. Name(s) of Student(s)
  5. Will student be able to sail under any of the 3 options below (select all that apply):

                i.  Other family member(s), please provide name(s)

                ii. Friend(s) in the student’s “bubble”, please provide name(s). 

                iii. If regulations permit, would the student sail with strangers?

  • Lastly, if other dates are more suitable for you, please let us know.