Fun and fabulous full-day two week Summer Camps offer on- water adventures for the urban sailor-to-be. Kids get outside and learn to sail with our professional and well qualified sailing coaches while developing confidence, independence and teamwork skills. Sailing, seamanship and nautical skills plus boat picnics, sandcastles, field games, BBQs and even a Pirate Day will make this a summer to remember in a safe and comfortable environment, while kids gain valuable leadership skills and make new friends. Come with siblings, friends or on your own and build lasting relationships doing a lifelong sport. Summer is coming and Hollyburn Sailing Club is the place to be! Ages 10 – 17.

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Learn To Sail (CANSail 1-4)

Intro

Pre-Requisite: None

An introductory sailing course for first-time sailors that provides the essential skills for on water safety, technical knowledge, and practical ability. No prior sailing experience is required. Sailors in this course have the opportunity to complete their CANSail 1 level.

Basic

Pre-Requisite: Intro, CANSail, or equivalent sailing ability.

This course is for individuals who have completed the Intro course and are somewhat experienced sailors. Sailors will be introduced to a variety of basic double-handed sailing skills. Sailors in this course have the opportunity to complete their CANSail 2 level.

Intermediate

Pre-Requisite: Basic, CANSail 2, or equivalent sailing ability.

This course is for sailors who are ready to tackle the greater technical and theoretical challenges that sailing incorporates. Refined boat-handling skills and introductory elements to racing are introduced and practiced. Sailors are exposed to a greater variety of conditions and participate in a club race. Sailors in this course have the opportunity to complete their CANSail 3 level.

Advanced

Pre-Requisite: Intermediate, CANSail 3, or equivalent sailing ability.

This course teaches sailors to perform advanced boat handling manoeuvres in a variety of conditions. This course helps sailors to acquire a greater understanding into how sails function and how the boat moves. Sailors can successfully execute manoeuvres in competitive settings and for tactical and strategic purposes. Sailors participate in a one to two-day local regatta. Those in this course have the opportunity to complete their CANSail 4 level; a level that is also a pre-requisite for those interested in coaching.

CANSail 5

Single Handed 1

Pre-Requisite: Advanced, CANSail 4, minimum weight of x kg

This two-week module is an introductory course designed for those who have interest in Laser sailing, a globally popularized class of single-handed dinghies. This course will train sailors to understand the physical demands and complexities of the boat and be trained in basic boat handling techniques to sail the boat effectively. Sailors who take Single-Handed 1, Learn to Race 1 and compete a BC Circuit regatta have the opportunity to complete their CANSail 5 level.

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Double Handed 1

Pre-Requisite: Advanced, CANSail 4, or equivalent sailing ability

This two-week module is a course that is intended for those who wish to continue their training in double-handed boats such as the RS Feva or Club 420’s. This course focuses on advanced double-handed sailing techniques and boat-handling skills. Depending on individual skill-level, there is also the potential to introduce Spinnaker and Trapeze 1 components into the course. Sailors who take Double-Handed 1, Learn to Race 1 and compete in a BC Circuit regatta have the opportunity to complete their CANSail 5 level.

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Learn to Race 1

Pre-Requisite: Advanced, either Single-Handed 1 or Double-Handed 1, or equivalent sailing ability.

This one-week course primarily focuses on racing. The curriculum covers the fundamentals of racing including starts, sequences, and rules along with speed work, high performance boat handling and advanced teamwork skills (for double-handed sailors). It is a course for those interested in the excitement of competitive sailing. Sailors who take Learn to Race 1, either Double-Handed 1 or Single-Handed 1 and compete in a BC Circuit regatta have the opportunity to complete their CANSail 5 level.

CANSail 6

Single Handed 2

Pre-Requisite: Single-Handed 1 or equivalent sailing ability.

This two-week course is the second half of the Single-Handed series that focuses on optimizing and refining the boat-handling skills and maneuvers covered in the first Single-Handed module. Sailors who take Single-Handed 2, Learn to Race 2 and compete in a BC Circuit regatta have the opportunity to complete their CANSail 6 level.

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Double Handed 2

Pre-Requisite: Double-Handed 1, or equivalent sailing ability.

This two-week course is the second half of the Double-Handed series that focuses on optimizing and refining the double-handed boat handling skills and maneuvers covered in the first Double-Handed module. Depending on individual sailor skill, there is also the potential to introduce Spinnaker and Trapeze 2 components into the course. Sailors who take Double-Handed 2, Learn to Race 2 and compete in a BC Circuit regatta have the opportunity to complete their CANSail 6 level.

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Learn to Race 2

Pre-Requisite: Learn to Race 1, CANSail 5, or equivalent sailing ability.

This one-week course is the second half of the Learn to Race series that focuses on the high-performance aspects to racing. Centered heavily on strategy, tactics, decision-making and the consolidation of all boat-handling skills, this course primes the sailor for continued participation in the competitive stream. Sailors who take Learn to Race 2, either Double-Handed 2 or Single-Handed 2 and compete in a BC Circuit regatta have the opportunity to complete their CANSail 6 level.

Cruise

Sail For Life

Pre-Requisite: CANSail 2 and 13+

This course is intended for those who are 13+ and are interested in casual, explorative sailing. This course involves several day-long on water adventures across Vancouver’s diverse bay. Training will be provided as sailors learn to navigate around Vancouver Harbor in a fun and safe manner. As this course is not a part of the CANSail curriculum, there is no level to be obtained.

Opti
Opti Training
We are excited to partner with BC Sailing in order to provide an Opti program for children 6 – 10 years of age. See their website for more details: BC Sailing Association Mobile Optimist Sailing School. Not yet available for booking

Training at HSC is based on standards established by Sail Canada and combines classroom theory with time spent on the water sailing. Designed as a progression of levels of proficiency from beginner to advanced, a course lasts two weeks and run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday at Hollyburn Sailing Club, 1326 Argyle Street, West Vancouver.

What You Need to Bring

  • A Canadian Coast Guard approved personal flotation device (PFD i.e. lifejacket).
  • Non-marking soft soled shoes that will not slip off in the water. Flip-flops and slip-on footwear (other than aquasocks or Crocs) are not permitted.
  • Clothing appropriate for the weather
  • Hat, Sunscreen
  • Change of clothes and towel
  • Bag lunch with refillable water bottle
  • Closed toed shoes that can be worn in the water

On the first day of lessons, please arrive 15 minutes (8:45 am) to complete the necessary registration. The waiver must be completed and signed in order to start your lesson and contains information required by Sail Canada.

Member Rebate

Members of Hollyburn Sailing Club are eligible to receive a 10% discount for any junior sailing program course.