Crescent Beach Swimming Club

Sailing Program 2020

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 RS Quests, a safe and dependable boat that offers the ultimate learning platform 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 Protocol in 2020 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:

  • The following courses are cancelled for programs in 2020: Junior Navigators, Junior Waterfront Safety, Junior Quest.

  • 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 touched areas, and enforcing social distancing at all times.

  • Sailing class sizes are limited to 8 sailors, with 2 coaches. Family Sail will be limited to 3-4 families with 2 coaches.

  • Our RS Quests, Stand Up Paddleboards, and coach boats are going to be disinfected immediately after every use with approved cleaning materials. 

  • 6 foot buffer zones will be taped on the tank, and hand sanitizer will be available for members.

  • 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 can be worn on the tank, but will not be allowed while sailing for safety reasons. 

Maximum class sizes of 8 students with 2 instructors allow for excellent sailor to coach interactions. 2 sailors will learn together in one boat and sailing partners will stay the same for the remainder of the course.

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 click here for the Sailing Schedule and Course Description


*Please note age is based on the students age as of December 31, 2020*


(Born in 2009 or earlier, minimum age 11 by end of 2020)

Green Sail is the first course in our CANSail program. Sail Green is designed for your sailors the 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 have 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 2008 or earlier, minimum age 12 by end of 2020)

Green Sail (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 in 2011 or earlier, minimum age 9 by end of 2020)

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 against some spectacular sunsets. There will be a maximum of 3-4 families in each course and each family will receive their own boat.

Fee:        $105/Student

Length:   1 weeks / 4 sessions or weekend sessions over 2 weekends / 4 sessions 

Offered:  weeks (evenings) 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 (6:00-8:30)

weeks (afternoon) 3,5 (12:15-2:45)

weekends (morning) 1-2, 5-6 (9:30-12:00)


(Born in 2005 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 sailing instructor. 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 every Wednesday afternoon.

Fee:        $100/Student

Offered:  July 13-17 (Week 2, 3:00-5:00) and each Wednesday at 1:00


(Minimum age 19)

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:  weeks 1-4, 5-8 (6:00-8:30)


Please review the SUP outline for more detailed information about the program HERE


(Born in 2006 or earlier, minimum age 14 by end of 2020, or age 8 with an adult)

This one-hour course provides members with the instruction needed to stay safe while paddle boarding in Crescent Beach. Upon completion of this introductory course you will have access to sign out the CBSC paddleboards all summer in Free Sail.

Fee:        $15/Student

Length:   1 weeks / 4 sessions

Offered:   July 8, 11, 15, 18 (12:30-1:30)

August 5 (12:30-1:30)


(Born in 2008 or earlier, minimum age 12 by end of 2020, or born in 2011 with an adult)

This is our introductory Paddle Board course where we explore Crescent Beach. In this course you will begin to understand the currents and tides at Crescent Beach, basic safety, right of way, self-rescue, paddle techniques and plenty of practice paddling in all weather conditions.

Fee:        $70/Student

Length:   2 weeks / 4 sessions

Offered:    weeks 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 (12:15-1:15)

weeks 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 (1:45-2:45)


(Born in 2008 or earlier, minimum age 12 by end of 2020)

For just three very special evenings this summer teens can hang out with their friends while having fun on the water with their Stand Up Paddleboards. After a short lesson, come back to our beloved CBSC Tank for a snack while watching the sunset.

Fee:        $20/Student

Length:   1 session

Offered:   July 17 (8:00-9:30)

July 31 (8:00-9:30)

August 14 (7:30-9:00)


(Minimum age 19)

This has historically been a very popular event and for 2020, for just a few very special evenings this summer you can enjoy a guided evening paddle while watching a phenomenal CBSC sunset. This is a perfect way to spend an evening out in Crescent Beach with friends, or to make some new ones. To finish off this evening there is a relaxing surprise courtesy of the CBSC sailing committee.

Fee:        $40

Length:   1 session

Offered:  July 15, 29 (8:15-9:45)

August 12, 19 (7:45-9:15)


(Born in 2000, or earlier)

Calling al CBSC adults! This course is for both beginners and experienced paddlers, eager to try Paddle Board Yoga. The program will be taught by a certified local yogi guru. Experience yoga in the most awe-inspiring location, next to the CBSC tank! You'll be so rejuvenated and relaxed you will never want to leave! Warning: Your new summer saying will be "Namaste at the Tank". Participants are required to bring a life jacket equipped with a whistle.

Fee:        $40 per session / board and anchor provided

Offered:  Saturdays 9:30-10:45am, July 11, 25 and August 22


(Born in 2005 or earlier, or 2011 with an adult)

This course is for both beginners and experiences paddlers, eager to expand on their knowledge and technique. Join this group of passionate paddle boarders wot meet people who share the common interest of the sport and to improve technique. With fun and safety being the number one goal of this course, each session can be adapted to suit every individual's level of experience.

Fee:        $15 (free if you bring your own board)

Length:   1 session

Offered:  Tuesday, July 7, 14, 21, 28 (6:30-8:15)

August 4, 11, 18, 25 (6:30-8:15)



Last summer a number of families booked private lessons to learn to sail on 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 help you learn some basic skills or improve your racing tactics. Our one-on-one coaching is one of the most effective ways to learn sailing at every level.

Fee: $30/Hour (discounts when you purchase blocks of 10 or more hrs)

Email: to reserve a time and instructor, and then pay through your             ActiveNet account.


(Minimum age 14, or 8 with an adult)

Come out and enjoy a sail or paddle every Saturday and Sunday from 12:00-4:00pm every weekend. Please note, for Free Paddle, you must have completed our Paddle Board Orientation (or another set of Paddle Board Lessons) at some time earlier at CBSC to have access to sign out the CBSC paddle boards for this activity and to be able to access the CBSC paddle boards all summer.  Pre-registration is not needed for Free Sail, but the number of boats available will 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, phone number, email, boat #, and time in/out. This helps us with a contact tracing plan.
  • 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 where they need to get within 6 feet of a sailor (first aid).
  • It is mandatory that all sailors and paddle boarders bring their own lifejackets.

Fee: Free!



(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)

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