|Set Sail Program|
A Beginner’s Sailing Adventure on the Bay
Set Sail VIII runs June 20-23, 2013
St. Margaret Sailing Club is pleased to be offering its popular entry-level sailing adventure for adults again this year. This 18-hour program called Set Sail VIII will welcome future sailors to the joys of sailing on the Bay. Set Sail will blend the basics of sailing theory with a weekend of practice on a member’s boat, in the company of an experienced skipper and a knowledgeable sailor.
Set Sail is based, in part, on the Canadian Yachting Association (CYA) Learn to Cruise Basic Cruising Standard, which emphasizes safe and proper handling of keelboats. It will consist of two evening sessions and a full weekend in the classroom and on the water. On Thursday evening, June 20, you’ll be in the classroom gaining an appreciation for the basics from 6 to 9 pm. Friday night, June 21, you’ll move quickly to the boats and spend the evening on the water (6 to 9 pm). On Saturday and Sunday, June 22 and 23, you’ll spend the day in the program (9 am to 4 pm), with mornings in the classroom and afternoons on the water.
Set Sail VIII Program: Provides classroom training, facility usage, materials and handouts. In addition, gain experience and have fun on the water on one evening and two afternoons courtesy of SMSC member-volunteered boats (must participate in classroom training). You aren't paying for the on the water portion - this is provided entirely thanks to the good graces of our members.
Anyone interested in registering for the program is encouraged to do so quickly (the program sold out last year). The registration deadline is June 18th.
To reserve your spot, register and pay online.
As the number of spaces we can offer is dependent on the number of members who volunteer their boats and/or time as an instructor, we will not be able to determine for sure how many students we can accommodate until about June 10. We will confirm your registration as soon as we are able. Once your registration has been confirmed, there will be no refunds.
Prior to June 1, space will be allocated in order of receipt with preference given to SMSC members, those who live or frequent (summer resident, etc.) the bay area, and those who have not taken Set Sail before. We define the bay area loosely as the area encompassing Hammonds Plains, Timberlea, Peggy's Cove, and Hubbards.
Here’s what you can expect from Set Sail:
Here’s what you’ll need to bring: