Category Archives: 2018

Update on Course Availability

It is shaping up to be a great summer and we look forward to welcoming you to Pender. Thanks to a further expansion of the fleet, we currently have the following course availability as of July 10th. Level 1&2 courses use a Flying Junior while advanced levels 3&4 use Lasers.

Level 1 &2

Level 3 & 4

July 16 to 20

3

3

July 30 to August 3

2

4

August 6 to 10

1

3

August 20 to 24

0

2

Please contact our Registrar, Allyson Coffey, at acoffey@telus.net if you or your friends are interested in being on the pristine waters that surround our island.

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.

2018 Registration Process

For 2018, registration will be staggered to accommodate returning students/their siblings followed 2 weeks later by registration for new students.

  1. Registration for returning students and a sibling is May 1st.
  2. All other (new) students will be on May 15th.

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 2018 Course Dates are: July 16-20; July 30-Aug 3; Aug 6-10; Aug 20-24. All course levels (1-2-3-4) will be offered in each of the above weeks, providing maximum flexibility for our participants.

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 3-step process for both the May 1st and May 15th registrations.

1) Notify by email, acoffey@telus.net, the name of the student(s) immediately after 8 am Pacific Time on May 1st/May 15th along with their course level, 1st/2nd preferred week-date and the email address of parent/legal guardian. As a backup, you can call Allyson Coffey immediately after 8:00 PT at: (604) 220-7259.

2) Registration forms will then be sent to above legal guardian for completion and return to the above email address within 10 days.

3) The Payment Process commences June 1st with an email sent to parents/guardians detailing payment alternatives for the course fee of C$160. Responding to past requests, this year we will include an e-payment option.

For more information please see the PIJSA article in the Pender Post, or contact Bruce Waygood: “kbwaygood@shaw.ca”, Tel: (250) 818- 8555.

May 1st Registration for Returning Students

For 2018, registration will be staggered for returning students and new students.

  1. Registration for returning students and siblings will be on May 1st .
  2. All other students will be on May 15t.

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.

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) immediately after 8 AM Pacific Time on May 1st. The email should contain the following information: the names of the registrant(s) and 1st/2nd choice of the week. As a backup, Allyson may be contacted at (604) 220-7259.

2) Registration forms will then be sent for your completion and return within 10 days along with instructions for eTransfer payments. The forms must be filled out and signed by a parent or legal guardian if the student is a minor. Payment of the course fee of $160 can be made by e-Transfer to our Treasurer Rick Mudie at (leonamudie@telus.net) or by leaving a cheque at the Dockside Real Estate office at the Driftwood Plaza or by regular mail to 2727 Anchor Way, Pender Island, BC V0N 2M2.

For more information please see the PIJSA article in the Pender Post, or contact Bruce Waygood: “kbwaygood@shaw.ca”, Tel: (250) 818- 8555.