Refresher: Beginners and Intermediate1: $37.00 Sign-up
Beginner: $155 /Intermediate 1: $145/ Intermediate 2: $90 Sign-up
Skiff: Advanced I: $150 /Advanced II: $125 /Advanced III: $120 Sign-up
Catamaran: Cat I Hobie 16: $120 /Cat II Nacra F18: $160 Sign-up
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REFRESHER Class Size: 14 students
A one day course (10 am to 4:30 pm) for members who have completed Beginners or Intermediate1 and need a bit of a reminder on how to rig properly and stay safe out on the water.
Must have successfully completed a Beginners or Intermediate1 course through the club.
(This is not for new members with sailing experience. If you want to gain access to the fleet without taking a full course please contact the Head instructor: email@example.com).
BEGINNER Class Size: 10 students
This 30-hour course covers all the basics. The lessons don’t skip any steps and by the end of the course, you will feel confident sailing a Flying Junior (2 person sailboat) in medium wind (< 15 knots).
This class is best suited for beginners or those who have not sailed for an extended period of time and require thorough review.
30 hours of instruction, 6 hours per week. 30% on-land and 70% on-water instruction. Weekday lessons are 6 PM – 9 PM, weekend lessons are 10 AM – 4 PM.
INTERMEDIATE I Class Size: 10 students
This class primarily focuses on the basic skills and handling of the more advanced monohull sailboats and is aimed to give students who have passed the beginners class access to the dual crew, dual sail Vanguard 15 and the single sail, single crew, Laser. The class may touch on more advanced sailing techniques and Racing rules but these advanced skills will not be part of the passing criteria.
This course is intended for those who have successfully completed the Beginner course, or have sufficient previous sailing experience elsewhere (If you have not completed the UBC Beginners course but believe you are eligible to register directly please contact the head instructor: firstname.lastname@example.org )
28 hours of instruction (7 hours per week); 25% on-land and 75% on-water instruction. Weekday lessons are 6 PM – 9:30 PM; weekend lessons are 10 AM – 5 PM.
INTERMEDIATE II Class Size: 10 students
This course teaches students more advanced monohull skills and racing techniques on the Laser and Vanguard 15. This course is not required for you to sign up for the Advanced 1 course however since Advanced 1 focuses on some pretty challenging skills it is highly recommended that you take this course in order to give you the best chance of success!
Successful completion of the UBC Beginner and Intermediate 1 course or have sufficient previous sailing experience elsewhere (If you believe you are eligible to register directly please contact the head instructor: email@example.com )
This is a shorter course with 14 hours of instruction split over 3 weeks and will require you to do some reading and practice between classes.
ADVANCED I Class Size: 6 students
This course teaches advanced sailing and boat handling skills on our RS500 dinghies, a fast skiff-style boat. You will learn how to rig and sail the RS500, including trapeze skills, in medium wind (8 – 14 knots).
For very experienced sailors or those who have finished Intermediate 1 (or White Sail III) lessons followed by at least 40 hours of sailing without instructor supervision. Although it is not a prerequisite, It is highly recommended that you take the Intermediate 2 course before signing up for the Advanced 1 course. You must be confident skippering, capsizing and righting a Vanguard15 and/or Laser in medium wind. Before attending Advanced I lessons, you must have completed 150 tacks and 150 gybes on a Laser, independently, this season.
24 hours, over the course of four lessons. Weekend lessons run 10 AM – 5 PM, evening lessons run 6 PM – 9 PM.
ADVANCED II Class Size: 6 students
This course teaches advanced sailing skills including spinnaker handling on the RS500, which has a single trapeze and an asymmetrical spinnaker.
For very experienced sailors. You have finished our Advanced I lessons (or Bronze V), followed by at least 20 hours of sailing without instructor supervision. You are confident skippering, capsizing and righting the RS500 in medium wind.
18 hours, over the course of three lessons (two weeks). Weekend lessons run 10 AM – 5:30 PM, evening lessons run 6 PM – 9 PM.
ADVANCED III Class Size: 4 students
Advanced III takes sailors who are proficient on the RS500 boats and applies those skills to the RS800. Sailors will learn double trapeze sailing, how to manage and anticipate the more powerful 800, and fine-tune their understanding of rig and sail shape in a high-speed skiff. If you have been waiting for a structured environment to become proficient on these boats, this is it!
Students should be physically fit, have completed Advanced II, and be capable of sailing an RS500 in all wind conditions.
A Thursday evening 6.00 to 9.00PM, and Sat/Sun 11.00AM to 6.00PM session. Rigging will be covered on the Thursday night, and both Saturday and Sunday will be full days on the water.
HOBIE 16 Class Size: 6 students
Hobie 16 lessons provide an introduction for sailors to the fun and fast world of multihulls. Sailors will learn basic catamaran sailing, including double trapezing.
Students should be physically fit, and have completed Intermediate.
NACRA F18 Class Size: 6 students
Nacra F18 lessons provide an introduction for sailors to our higher performance catamarans. Sailors will build on their knowledge from Hobie 16 lessons, including spinnaker usage.
Students should be physically fit and have completed Hobie 16.