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Note: Mentoring is not allowed for our Laser sailboat and for Beginner Windsurfing.

How it works
Mentoring checklists
List of mentors and mentees

The mentoring program is a way for members to get certified on our fleets via the guidance and instruction of other members. This is an opportunity for experienced ones to share their skills with new-to-a-craft ones looking to get certified on that fleet. Mentoring covers the same skills as lessons, and successful completion gives members access to the fleet they were mentored on.

This alternative to taking lessons:

  • is free of charge (although your mentor might appreciate a beverage or burger at The Galley, or another small token of appreciation...)
  • requires flexibility to schedule times when mentor, mentee, craft and suitable conditions are available
  • provides an individual learning experience through one-on-one skillsharing
  • allows the mentee to allocate up a fixed number of work hours to reward their mentors
  • follows a checklist specific to the craft, to ensure that all members are certified with a similar standard of safety and skill 

Our most advanced sailboats, the RS800 skiff and F18 Infusion catamaran, are accessible only through mentoring.

We have mentorship checklists for all our equipment except Beginner Windsurfing, Laser sailing, and A1 sailing (Quest with spinnaker and trapeze). This last one is under development as we are just receiving our last Quests with that gear in May 2023.

To find a mentor or a mentee, check out the list at the bottom of that page.

How it works

Mentorship checklists below explain the skills a mentee needs to demonstrate. The mentor and mentee should look through the checklists to understand what skills the mentee needs to execute to attain certification. Once the mentee feels proficient in these skills they will demonstrate these to certifiers. Each document includes more information regarding what enables a member to be a certifier for a fleet. Once the certifiers have signed the checklist and it is sent to and signed by the Fleet Captain the mentee attains their certification. 

Certifiers will initial next to each executed skill and sign their name at the bottom of the checklist. Please send the filled out PDF to corresponding FC via email. upon review from the FC, the FC will then sign the document to officially give the mentee their new certification.

If you do not wish to download and use the PDF, we have paper copies of each checklist in the Clubroom in a binder labeled "mentorship checklists". Please fill out the checklist, return it to the corresponding  section in the folder and send pictures or scans of the filled out checklist to the Fleet Captain via email. Upon review by the Fleet Captain, they will then give the mentee their new certification. 

Please read the Mentorship Program Policy for further detail on this program

Mentor/Mentee List

The list of members offering to mentor others, as well as a list of members looking for a mentor, is only accessible to our members. You can find it here.


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Like most of Vancouver, the Jericho Sailing Centre is located on unceded, traditional and ancestral territory of the Coast Salish Peoples,
including the territories of xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) - What does that mean?

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