Crescent Beach Swimming Club

Sailing Program 2018

The CBSC Sailing Program is designed to foster enthusiasm for sailing and paddleboarding. 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.  

Maximum class sizes of 12 students with 2 instructors allow for excellent sailor to coach interactions. Our fleet consists of RS Quests, a safe and dependable boat that offers the ultimate learning platform for sailors of all abilities.  With a spacious cockpit and generous boom clearance, these are the "must have" boats for clubs around the world! All skills are demonstrated on the water at the dock with means more time for fun on the water!

Life jackets are not supplied. They are mandatory, must be worn, and must be government approved. We also recommend sunscreen, a hat and sailing shoes or closed toed shoes are worn for all classes.


This beginner program is conducted by our senior coaches. With a coach to student ratio of 1:2, we ensure a high standard of supervision and safety. Designed to introduce our youngest students to open water, boating, and basic sailing safety. JWS is focused on teaching valuable waterfront skills in a fun, safe and supervised learning environment. Whether the class is with coaches on a fun sailing day trip, building sandcastles on our sandbar, or visiting the lifeguards or clubhouse, these juniors will have fun learning that safety around the ocean is always a priority. Fee: $95

FAMILY SAIL (Minimum age 9) (Book by the Family - up to 3 per boat)
Formerly known as 'Parent and Child,' Family Sail's program has been newly redesigned to introduce sailing to kids (and a minimum of one adult) in a game based, family-oriented environment for those new and experienced in the sailing community. This four-day family program will build confidence and improve sailing skills while coasting through some of CBSC's most spectacular sunsets. Grandparents, parents, sisters, brothers, and cousins are all invited to participate in this unique and exciting bonding activity! Fee: $95/Sailor

JUNIOR QUEST (Minimum age 10)
This two-week program introduces boating safety and basic sailing skills in a safe and fun environment. Our Junior Quest program teaches basic fundamental sailing skills through guided discovery. Each class is tailored to focus on the sailor's individual needs for a fun and accelerated learning experience. This is the perfect starting point for someone who wants to begin sailing at CBSC. 
Fee: $95  

LEADERS (Minimum age 13)
The leaders program is designed for those sailing students who are ready to start learning to become sailing instructors. Sailing leaders will fine tune sailing abilities as well as teach the basics of lesson planning, briefing and debriefing students, class control and sailing lesson instruction. It is preferred that CANSail 3 is completed to participate in the program. This is a prerequisite to joining the CBSC sailing staff. It makes for an easy transition into the Sail Canada Fundamental and Technical programs. 
Fee: $95 

CANSail LEVEL 1 (Minimum age 12)
This recognized Sail Canada course is the first step in the CANSail levels. It is designed to allow young sailors to challenge and improve their sailing skills while working towards accreditation. Our Sail Canada certified coaches will work to design the course around the sailor's specific needs. This course will touch on sailing games, knots, and basic skipper and crew skills that are covered in the Sail Canada curriculum with an emphasis on RS Quest boat safety. Fee: $275

CANSail LEVEL 2 (Minimum age 12 and completed CANSail 1)
Sailors will be able to refine their basis sailing skills as both skipper and crew. Students begin to understand why and how we make our boats sail quickly. This course expands on concepts taught in CANSail 1 with an emphasis on the proper performance of basic skills in a safe and efficient manner. CANSail 2 is a course heavily focused on grasping concepts that will allow each sailor to be able to understand the basic boat handling required for future sailing courses. Fee: $275

CANSAIL LEVEL 3 (Minimum age 12 and completed CANSail 2)
Sailors learn to integrate the fundamental boat handling manoeuvres and balance with basic tactics and strategy as well as applied sail trim. Sailors are exposed to a greater variety of conditions and participate in a club race. Fee: $350

CANSAIL LEVEL 4 (Minimum age 12 and completed CANSail 3) 
This intermediate sailing program allows for sailors to develop more advanced sailing skills including sail theory that they can apply to their practical sailing experience This course teaches sailors to integrate the fundamental boat handling with the balance and basic tactics as well as applied sail trim. Sailors are exposed to a greater variety of conditions and racing. Fee: $395

SOCIAL SAILING (Minimum age 19) 
Previously "Wednesday Night Racing", this course is for those interested in learning or expanding on their sailing knowledge in a social environment. Join us every Wednesday evening for racing and skill building with some of CBSC's most passionate sailing members. This is a very social and relaxed course with no curriculum which gives our coaches the opportunity to tailor each evening to the sailors' specific needs. Fee: $90

We offer private lessons for all levels with our Sail Canada certified coaches. This is a great way to pass your CANsail levels or practice what you learned in Adult Learn to Sail and get some tips formulated to your sailing abilities. Our staff will be happy to help you learn some basic skills or improve your racing tactics. Our one-on-one coaching is one the most effective ways to learn sailing at every level. Fee: $30/Hour. 
Email to reserve a time and instructor.

ADULT LEARN TO SAIL LEVEL 1 (Minimum age 19) 
This highly requested two-weekend course offers a unique CBSC Sailing experience, catered to adults who wish to learn the important basics of sailing while gaining practical technique. With a focus on on-water lessons, we'll spend less time on the docks and more time sailing, learning tactical and fundamental basics with other adults and coaches. Fee: $195

ADULT LEARN TO SAIL LEVEL 2 (Minimum age 19) 
This course is aimed to build off of the curriculum in Adult Learn to Sail 1, providing a more advanced and developed learning experience. This course includes leading sailing theory and expands on technique and feel while maintaining ample sailing time with experienced coaches. Fee: $195


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

CBSC SUP 2016.pdf

This course provides members with the minimal instruction needed to stay safe while paddleboarding in Crescent Beach. Upon completion of this introductory course you will have access to sign out the CBSC paddleboards all summer.  Fee: $10

This is our introductory Paddle Board course where we explore Crescent Beach while learning more about this fun and healthy activity. These classes will be supervised and led by our experienced Paddle Board staff who will be able to help you learn and improve your technique. 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: $60

This course is for both beginners and experience paddlers, eager to expand on their knowledge and technique. Join this group of passionate paddle boarders to 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. Please bring your own board. Free (Boards available for $10)

SUNSET PADDLE (Minimum age 19)
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: $30

FREE SAIL OR FREE PADDLE BOARD (FREE SAIL minimum age to take a sailboat by yourself is 14 with sailing experience. FREE PADDLE minimum age to take a paddle board by yourself is 14 and completed Paddleboard Orientation)
Come out and enjoy a sail or paddleboard every weekend from 12-6pm for CBSC members and accompanied guests. With our coaches on the water offering you some tips and tricks, you can feel safe and supervised while meeting other passionate CBSC members and exploring our beautiful venue. CBSC Members are permitted to bring guests for Free Sail or Free Paddle but a CBSC Member must be present. FREE

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