Category Archives: 2018

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).

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 y. 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/Health 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 one sibling 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) after 8 am Pacific Time on May 1st.

2) Registration/Health forms will then be sent, for your completion and return within 10 days. The course fee of $160 will be handled separately (~June 1st) once we have confirmed student attendance dates.

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