Project Description

Sailing Program 2021

Sailing Program Handout 2021

The CBSC Sailing Program is designed to foster enthusiasm for sailing and paddle boarding. Creative and energetic instructors create a fun and active learning environment for our sailors. Both beginning sailors and those returning to increase their skills will be individually challenged and rewarded as they achieve success throughout their courses.

Our fleet consists of 7 RS Quests and 4 brand new LaserPerformance Bugs, safe and dependable boats that offer the ultimate learning platforms for sailors of all abilities. All skills are practiced on the dock and demonstrated on the water, resulting in more experience for all sailors.

Any inquires about registration and sailing programs should be sent to:

COVID-19 Protocols in 2021 Sailing Programs

In light of Covid-19, the Sailing Program has been adapted to meet Provincial and Federal guidelines, following the guidance of leading Sailing Associations such as Sail Canada, BC Sailing, and US Sailing. The following modifications are being made to keep the Sailing Program running in a safe and fun manner:

  • Sanitization and cleaning protocols before and after every class.
  • Additional training for coaches regarding sanitation, hygiene, and safety.
  • Addition of a full-time Covid-19 Compliance Officer, who is responsible for sanitizing boats, frequently touching areas, and enforcing social distancing at all times.
  • Sailing class sizes to follow Covid-19 guidelines and allow for adequate social distancing.
  • Our RS Quests, Stand Up Paddleboards, LaserPerformance Bugs and coach boats are going to be disinfected immediately after every use with approved cleaning materials.
  • Adapted lesson plans to allow for social distancing, minimal contact points, and high-quality instruction for all sailors.
  • Coaches will have personal protective equipment readily accessible in emergency situations and will be wearing masks when ferrying sailors to and from shore.
  • Masks will be mandatory at all times for coaches and sailors while on the dock. Masks will not be required on sailboats.
  • Life jackets are not supplied. They are mandatory, must be worn, and must be government approved. We also recommend that sailors bring sunscreen, water bottle, a hat, and sailing shoes or closed toed shoes.


*Please note age is based on the students age as of December 31, 2021*

(Born in 2014 or earlier)

This program is designed for youth aged 6-7 and is conducted by our senior coaches. It introduces our youngest sailors to open water and boating safety in a fun and safe learning environment. Whether they are on a short fun sailing ride or having a sandcastle contest on the sandbar, these young sailors will learn that being safe on the water is part of the fun. Recommend completion of Beginner Gliders.

Fee: $115 / Student
Length: 1 week / 4 sessions
Offered: Every Week (12:15 – 3:00)

(Born in 2012 or earlier)

This program is designed for youth aged 8-10. It introduces boating safety and basic sailing skills in a safe and fun environment with our new Laser Bugs, a smaller and beginner-oriented sailboat.. The age specific curriculum introduces sailors to water safety along with how to sit, balance, and move properly in a boat with the end goal of preparing sailors for our RS Quest fleet.

Fee: $115 / Student
Length: 1 week / 4 sessions
Offered: Every Week (12:00 – 2:45)

(Born in 2010 or earlier)

Sail Green is the first course in our CANSail program. Sail Green is designed for young sailors who are looking for a fun introduction to the CANSail levels 1 and 2. This course will touch on safety, knots, basic sailing skills, and maneuvers that are covered in the Sail Canada curriculum. With a high focus on safety, sailors will improve their sailing abilities while having fun in the course.

Fee: $290 / Student
Length: 2 weeks / 10 sessions
Offered: Weeks 1-2, 5-6, (3:00-6:00),
Weeks 3-4, 7-8 (9:00-12:00)

(Born in 2009 or earlier)

Sail Green (CANSail 1 and 2) is a prerequisite for Sail Gold. This course is designed for sailors to learn CANSail levels 3-4. This course encourages sailors to integrate the fundamentals of boat handling with the tactics and strategy used in the racing environment. This is the ideal course for those who are looking to expand on their sailing skills and knowledge and maybe even work towards joining our coaching staff.

Fee: $290/Student
Length: 2 weeks / 10 sessions
Offered: weeks 1-2, 5-6, (9:00-12:00)
weeks 3-4, 7-8 (3:00-6:00)

(Born 2010 or earlier)

New for 2021! This course is a more focussed dive into the competitive aspects of sailing. Sailors will get the opportunity to apply many of the techniques taught in Sail Gold in a competitive environment, with an emphasis on boat rigging & trimming, race strategy, and tactics. Sail Green (CANSail 1 and 2) is a prerequisite for Weekend Racing. The July and August regattas follow the last class of each set, and is the ideal environment for sailors to implement their skills.

Fee: $150 / Student
Length: 5 sessions
Offered: Weekends 1-3, 5-7 (9:00-12:00)

(Born in 2012 or earlier)

This is a course designed to introduce sailing in a family-oriented environment for those new to the sailing community. This program will build confidence in the boats and basic sailing skills, while experiencing some spectacular sunsets on the water.. Each family will have their own boat and work closely with our CANSail certified coaches to have a fun and safe experience on the water.

Fee: $250/Family (up to four members)
Length: 1 week/4 sessions
Offered: weeks (evenings) 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 (6:00-8:30)

All family members and participants attending the Family Sail course must stay consistent throughout the week.

(Minimum age 19 by end of 2021)

Beginners and experienced sailors are welcome. This course is for those interested in learning or expanding on their sailing knowledge in a relaxed social environment. Those of any sailing experience level are welcome to join us every Wednesday evening for an optional brief sailing lesson every week. Optional sailing races are offered for more experienced sailors.

Fee: $105 / Student
Length: 4 weeks / 4 sessions
Offered: Wednesdays, Weeks 1-4, 5-8 (6:00-8:30)

(Born in 2006 or earlier)

This leaders program is designed for sailing students who have completed their CANSail 3 and are now ready to start learning to be a CBSC Sailing Coach. This course will fine tune our leaders’ sailing abilities as well as teach the basics of lesson planning, coaching safety, class control, and teaching sailing lessons. It is a prerequisite to joining the CBSC sailing staff and makes for an easy transition into the Fundamentals and Technical programs for coaching. The program consists of 5 days of training in addition to weekly meetings and volunteer work.

Fee: $100 / Student
Offered: July 5-9 (Week 1, 3:00-5:00)



Private lessons are a great way to learn how to sail in our beautiful bay in a private environment with our Sail Canada certified coaches. This is a great way to make memories with friends and family or to practice what you have learned. Our staff will be happy to assist you in learning everything from basic sailing skills to advanced racing tactics. Our one-on-one coaching is one of the most effective ways to learn both sailing and sup at every level.

Private Lesson Inquiries: Email to inquire about pricing and to reserve a time, and then pay though your ActiveNet account.

(Minimum age 14, or 8 with an adult)

Come out and enjoy a sail or paddle from 12:00-4:00pm every Saturday and Sunday. Please note, for Free Paddle, you must have completed our Paddle Board Orientation (or another set of Paddle Board Lessons) at CBSC to have access to sign out the CBSC paddle boards for this activity. Additionally, you must have completed a Family Sail, Sail Green, or Sail Gold course to sign out sailboats. Pre-registration is not needed for Free Sail, but the number of boats available will be limited. Due to Covid-19, Free Sail will be looking different this summer, with the following changes taking place:

  • A detailed sign in recording the sailors’ name, email, and time in/out. This helps us with a contact tracing plan where records will be kept for a minimum of 4 weeks as per provincial guidelines.
  • Boats will be sanitized immediately after each use.
  • There will be no waiting on the tank for boats. Sailors waiting must wait on shore, and will only be ferried over when a boat is sanitized and ready.
  • There will be a 45 minute time limit for sailing and paddle boards in the situation where there is a lineup.
  • Coaches will have personal protective equipment readily available to react in an emergency situation.

It is mandatory that all sailors and paddle boarders bring their own lifejackets.


This summer, CBSC will be running two club regattas where sailors can demonstrate and implement the sailing skills they have been learning in their classes. It is also a great opportunity to meet other club members and spend some time on the water in Crescent Beach. We offer races for all sailing abilities, including races for advanced sailors, beginner sailors, families, and adults.

July Regatta: Sunday, July 25
August Regatta: Sunday, August 22nd

FIRST AID (TBA for 2021)

(Born in 2006 or earlier)

Comprehensive two-day course offering first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for those who need training due to CBSC requirements or work requirements or who want more knowledge to respond to emergencies at home.

Fee: $120/Student
Offered: June 15-16 (10:00-6:00)

RED CROSS CPR Recertification
(Born in 2006 or earlier)

Red Cross first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) recertification skills for those who need training due to CBSC requirements or work requirements or who want more knowledge to respond to emergencies at home.

Fee: $70/Student
Offered: June 17 (10:00-6:00)