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*Youth Camps run Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm *Before and after care is available at no charge (1 hour before/1 hour after) *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 onshore 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, maneuvers and safety. CanSail 2 is an intermediate course which expands on the skills gained in CanSail 1. The 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. The 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. The 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.

Jul 22 to Jul 26, 2019

3 left (waitlist available) must be born on or before July 22, 2019
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 19 to Aug 23, 2019

0 left (waitlist available)
add to order ... $250.00 plus GST(5%)
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 22 to Jul 26, 2019

6 left (waitlist available)
add to order ... $250.00 plus GST(5%)
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. The syllabus includes: crewing, skipping skills, sailing terminology, sail theory, upwind sailing. This program is a full day and one week in duration

Jul 22 to Jul 26, 2019

0 left (waitlist available) must be born on or before July 22, 2012

Jul 29 to Aug 02, 2019

2 left (waitlist available) must be born on or before July 29, 2012
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.

Jul 22 to Jul 26, 2019

0 left (waitlist available) must be born on or before July 22, 2012

Jul 29 to Aug 02, 2019

1 left (waitlist available) must be born on or before July 29, 2012
Watersports

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.

Jul 15 to Jul 19, 2019

0 left (waitlist available) must be born on or before July 15, 2019
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.

Jul 29 to Aug 02, 2019

1 left (waitlist available) must be born on or before July 17, 2019
Youth Race Team - 420

Ages 13 and up - Program runs from May through August. Registration fee includes the use of equipment, coaching 2 nights per week and at 5 in province regattas, as well as a team sweatshirt.

May 07 to Aug 31, 2019

Youth Race Team Intensive Training

This 4 day week will be an intensive training course for our Race Team Members only. The Alberta Sailing Association coach will be leading this program and sharing tactical and other racing secrets.

Available to Youth Race Team Members only.

Aug 06 to Aug 09, 2019

15 left (waitlist available)
Youth Race Team - Laser

Ages 13 and up - Program runs from May through August. Registration fee includes the use of equipment, coaching 2 nights per week and at 5 in province regattas, as well as a team sweatshirt.

May 07 to Aug 31, 2019

Youth Race Team - Opti

Ages 8 to 14 - Program runs from May through August. Registration fee includes the use of equipment, coaching 2 nights per week and at 5 in province regattas, as well as a team sweatshirt.

May 08 to Aug 31, 2019

Calgary Yacht Club

Calgary Yacht Club

635 E Chestermere Dr, Chestermere

Laurie Dunn

403-272-3300