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General Information

*Youth Camps run Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm *Before and after care is available *Equipment and life jackets are supplied by the Calgary Yacht Club *Please ensure your camper comes prepared with weather appropriate clothing, lunch, snacks, bug spray and sunscreen *Fridays are theme days and pot luck lunch! COURSE DESCRIPTIONS Wet Feet (ages 5 and 6) This program is designed to introduce and familiarize young children with the water environment. The course is taught using our sturdy and stable fleet of Optimist Prams. In addition to time with these boats, onshore games and crafts will round out the day. The program is a full day and is one week in duration. Opti Basic (ages 7 to 12) This program is designed for those children with no previous sailing experience and is geared to the fundamentals of sailing in the International Optimist Dinghy. Students will build confidence while learning to safely rig, launch and sail their boat under the close supervision and guidance of their instructors. Elementary theory is introduced through both on water and on shore games and crafts. This program is a full day and is one week in duration. Opti Advanced (ages 7 to 12) This program is designed for those children with previous sailing experience and those who have completed the Opti Basic or Puddle Jumpers course. CanSail 1 and/or CanSail 2 curriculum will be taught. CanSail 1 is an introductory sailing program which focuses on the fundamentals of sailing including rigging, steering, manoeuvres and safety. CanSail 2 is an intermediate course which expands on the skills gained in CanSail 1. Syllabus includes: crewing, skipping skills, sailing terminology, sail theory, upwind sailing. This program is a full day and is one week in duration. 420 Basic (ages 13 to 17) This program is designed for older children with no previous sailing experience. Students will build confidence while learning to safely rig, launch and sail their boat under the close supervision and guidance of their instructors. Participants will sail in the Club 420 Dinghies. CanSail 1 curriculum will be taught. This program is a full day and is one week in duration. 420 Advanced (ages 13 to 17) This program is designed for older children who have successfully completed and passed the CanSail 1 course. This course covers CanSail 2 and 3 curriculums. CanSail 3 progressively builds and develops the skills learned in CanSail 1 and 2 with the focus on keeping the young sailor engaged with stage appropriate challenges and learning. Those children taking this course are encouraged to participate in our Thursday night race team practice. This program is a full day and one week in duration. Water Sports (ages 7 to 17) This program is designed for children who want to try a variety of water sports. This camp will cover the basics of sailing, kayaking and paddle boarding in a fun, safe and controlled manner. This program is a full day and one week in duration. Adult Sailing - Beginner This program is designed for adults with little or no previous sailing experience. The CanSail 1 and/or CanSail 2 curriculum will be taught aboard the Club 420 dinghies. Course runs Monday to Friday from 6 pm to 9 pm for one week. Adult Sailing - Intermediate This program is designed for adults who have demonstrated the CanSail 1 skill set. The CanSail 2 and/or CanSail 3 curriculum will be taught aboard the Club 420 dinghies. Course runs Monday to Friday from 6 pm to 9 pm for one week. Adult & Child Sailing This program is designed for families with a focus on fun and meeting new friends. Children should be minimum 8 years old. Learn the basics of sailing, capsizing, and the wind. Please note: price is per person. Course runs Monday to Friday from 6 pm to 9 pm for one week.

420 Advanced

This program is designed for older children who have successfully completed and passed the CanSail 1 course. This course covers CanSail 2 and 3 curriculums. CanSail 3 progressively builds and develops the skills learned in CanSail 1 and 2 with the focus on keeping the young sailor engaged with stage appropriate challenges and learning. Those children taking this course are encouraged to participate in our Thursday night race team practice. This program is a full day and one week in duration.

Suitable for youth ages 13 - 17.

Jul 23 to Jul 27, 2018

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Adult Sailing - Beginner

This program is designed for adults with little or no previous sailing experience. The CanSail 1 and/or CanSail 2 curriculum will be taught aboard the Club 420 dinghies. Course runs Monday to Friday from 6 pm to 9 pm for one week.

Aug 13 to Aug 17, 2018

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Aug 20 to Aug 24, 2018

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Adult Sailing - Intermediate

This program is designed for adults who have demonstrated the CanSail 1 skill set. The CanSail 2 and/or CanSail 3 curriculum will be taught aboard the Club 420 dinghies. Course runs Monday to Friday from 6 pm to 9 pm for one week.

Jul 23 to Jul 27, 2018

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Opti Advanced

This program is designed for those children with previous sailing experience and those who have completed the Opti Basic or Puddle Jumpers course. CanSail 1 and/or CanSail 2 curriculum will be taught. CanSail 1 is an introductory sailing program which focuses on the fundamentals of sailing including rigging, steering, manoeuvres and safety. CanSail 2 is an intermediate course which expands on the skills gained in CanSail 1. Syllabus includes: crewing, skipping skills, sailing terminology, sail theory, upwind sailing. This program is a full day and one week in duration

Suitable for children ages 7 - 12.

Jul 23 to Jul 27, 2018

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Suitable for children ages 7 to 12.

Jul 30 to Aug 03, 2018

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Opti Basic

This program is designed for those children with no previous sailing experience and is geared to the fundamentals of sailing in the International Optimist Dinghy. Students will build confidence while learning to safely rig, launch and sail their boat under the close supervision and guidance of their instructors. Elementary theory is introduced through both on water and on shore games and crafts. This program is a full day and is one week in duration.

Suitable for children ages 7 - 12.

Jul 23 to Jul 27, 2018

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Suitable for children ages 7 - 12.

Jul 30 to Aug 03, 2018

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Suitable for children ages 7 - 12.

Aug 13 to Aug 17, 2018

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Water Sports

This program is designed for those who want to try a variety of water sports. This camp will cover the basics of sailing, kayaking and paddle boarding in a fun, safe and controlled manner. This program is a full day and one week in duration.

Suitable for youth ages 7 - 17. Please note: this is a 4 day class.

Aug 07 to Aug 10, 2018

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Wet Feet

This program is designed to introduce and familiarize young children with the water environment. The course is taught using our sturdy and stable fleet of Optimist Prams. In addition to time with these boats, onshore games and crafts will round out the day.

Suitable for children ages 5 & 6.

Jul 30 to Aug 03, 2018

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Suitable for children ages 5 & 6.

Aug 13 to Aug 17, 2018

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Youth Race Team - 420

Trains Monday evenings from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

May 07 to Aug 31, 2018

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Youth Race Team - Laser

Trains Tuesday evenings from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

May 08 to Aug 31, 2018

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Youth Race Team - Mixed

Choose this option if your sailor wishes to train on both single handed and double handed boats.

May 07 to Aug 31, 2018

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Youth Race Team - Opti

Trains Wednesday evenings from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

May 09 to Aug 31, 2018

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Youth Race Team Training Week

This week is specialized for Youth Race Team members only

Jul 23 to Jul 27, 2018

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Calgary Yacht Club

Calgary Yacht Club

635 E Chestermere Dr, Chestermere

Laurie Dunn

403-272-3300