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

A fun and practical intro to sailing for first time sailors. Learning focuses on safety at sea, basic sailing and nautical skills, and of course FUN! No sailing experience required. Successful completion earns CanSail 1.

Basic

This course builds on the sailing skills and knowledge gained in the Intro level. Successful completion earns CanSail 2. Requirements: Completion of Intro level, CanSail 1, or equivalent sailing ability.

Intermediate

A step up from the Basic and Introductory levels, this course focuses on fine tuning sailing skills to competently control the boat. CanSail 3 equivalency. Requirements: Completion of “Basic”, CanSail 2, or equivalent sailing ability.

Advanced

This course continues with improving and fine tuning sailing skills while introducing more advanced concepts. Including a very basic introduction to racing, this level works on speed and higher point skills. Completion of this course qualifies a sailor to apply to BC Sailing to become a Sailing Coach. CanSail 4 equivalency. Requirements: Completion of “Intermediate”, CanSail 3, or equivalent sailing ability.
CANSail 5

Single Handed 1

The first level of the advanced sailing modules, this course focuses on understanding of Laser sailing and boat handling techniques Lasers are the #1 raced boat in Vancouver. Students who complete of this course as well as Learn to Race 1 will earn a CanSail 5. Requirements: Completion of Advanced, CanSail 4, equivalent sailing ability.
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Double Handed 1

The first level of the advanced sailing modules in Fevas or 420s. This course focuses on understanding double handed sailing and boat handling techniques. Students who excel can attempt to a Chutes & Wires 1 module during this course. Students who complete Double Handed 1 as well as Learn to Race 1 will earn a CanSail 5. Requirements: Completion of Advanced, CanSail 4, or equivalent sailing ability.
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Learn to Race 1

The first level in the CanSail Program focusing solely on racing. The completion of this as well as one of either Single Handed 1 or Double Handed 1 will earn a sailor their CanSail 5 Level. Note: involvement in provincial regatta (such as RVYC Commodore’s Cup) is required for the completion of the course. Requirements: Completion of Advanced, CanSail 4, or equivalent sailing ability.
CANSail 6

Single Handed 2

The second level of the advanced sailing modules. This course continues to build Laser sailing skills and boat handling techniques. Students who complete of this course as well as Learn to Race 2 will earn a CanSail 6. Requirements: Single Handed 1 or equivalent sailing ability.
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Double Handed 2

The second and last level of the advanced sailing modules in Fevas or 420s. This course focuses on understanding of advanced double handed sailing and boat handling techniques. Students who excel can attempt to additionally complete their Chutes & Wires 2 module in this course. Students who complete of this course as well as Learn to Race 2 will earn a CanSail 6. Requirements: Double Handed 1 or equivalent sailing ability.
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Learn to Race 2

This second level of racing course focuses on strategy and tactics. The completion of this as well as one of either Single Handed 2 or Double Handed 2 will earn a sailor their CanSail 6 Level. Note: completion of an approved provincial regatta is required to complete course (*Commodores Cup is not a eligible regatta for the completion of Learn to Race 2). Requirements: Completion of Race 1, CanSail 5, or equivalent sailing ability.
Race

Race Team

A two week intensive racing course for the serious sailor, focused on further developing racing skills and preparing the sailor for competition. This course provides an opportunity for interested racers to get an introduction to the competitive side of the sport. Requirements: Completion of Intermediate, CanSail 3, or an equivalent course.
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
  • Completed and signed waiver

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 $50 discount for any junior sailing program course. Make sure to log in to the registration page before booking. If you don’t know your password, click the Forgotten password? link on the login screen, enter the same email address at which you received your invoice, and you will be emailed a password withing a few minutes.