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2023 Sailing Season

For the 2023 season, the Pender Island Junior Sailing Association intends to offer:

2023 CANSail Level 1 & 2 courses for 4 weeks of of:

July 10th to July 14th – July 24thto July 28thJuly 31st to August 4th and August 14thto August18th.

2023 CANSail Level 3 & 4 courses for advanced students will be offered the weeks of:

July 31st to August 4th and August 14thto August18th.

Students must be 9 years old at the start of CANSail Level 1 & 2 courses, which are for beginners. CANSail Level 3 & 4 students must be 12 years old at the start of the course, and have largely completed Level 2 requirements.

All students should have basic swimming ability, assisted by a PFD; Level 1 & 2 students will be required to participate in a capsizing exercise. Level 3 & 4 students appear to enjoy capsizing often!

Each course will be Monday to Friday, 9 am to 3.30 pm at the beach at Browning Harbour. Costs will be $225 for all CANSail courses. Level 1 & 2 courses use Pirate class boats with usually 3 students per boat or 2 if they are adults or a big teenager. Level 3 & 4 courses use single-handed Laser 1s and Bytes and a couple of Laser 2s with two crew members.

Registration starts on May 1st for returning students and others in the same household. New students outside this group will register on May 15th.

All registrants must use the Checklick automated registration system. Returning students will likely see their base information when logging into Checklick, while 1st time students will be loading this information into the Checklick system. The system will immediately assign students into their preferred course (assuming availability) and offer a waitlist option if so desired. Payment will be effected by credit card with waitlist individuals only financially charged once they have been assigned a spot.

The URL for Checklick access is:

Benefits of Checklick for 2023 include immediate assignment to your preferred course/dates and – for all CANSail students – tracking of your past success in mastering sailing abilities. This information will remain available through BC Sailing for any recognized CANSail program in Canada.

Note: This announcement has been amended to indicate CANSail 3 & 4 courses will only be held for two weeks (originally planned for 3 weeks) as one of our instructors is unable to attend,