Sailing Camp

          Prince Edward Yacht Club
Junior Sailing Camp

Tacking manoeuvres

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Dockside preparations

This is a opportunity for kids and teenagers between the ages of ten and eighteen years of age to  have a great summer of fun and learning experience while enjoying their days on the water.

Your Community’s Sailing Camp is sponsored by the Prince Edward Yacht Club in Picton and  has been in operation for over 40 years. The County is an ideal location for new sailors due to its well protected waters and gentle wave action. The sailing camp is located at the Waupoos Marina snuggled in Smith’s bay behind the picturesque Waupoos Island. We are very grateful for the cooperation of the Waupoos Marina and their staff for providing an ideal and spacious setting for instruction and on the water activities.

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On the wind

Learning to sail is a “life” skill that enables students to participate in the art of sailing throughout their life advancing to instruct others, crewing in sail boat races, owning their own boats or cruising boats in far off places! The Prince Edward Yacht Club also has an active club racing program that provides opportunities for students to crew on racing sailboats. Our volunteers work hard to ensure a successful sailing season.

This summer the Camps run in July weeks beginning 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31, 2017 and August  7th.  All our Instructors are Sail Canada (former  CYA)  trained and certified, and are well versed in Safety and First Aid. While many of our students come from the County of Prince Edward, students from other Provinces and Countries have attended our camp. Grandparents find that a gift of a Sailing Camp week is a wonderful way to entertain their grand kids while they are visiting for the summer. With the emphasis on safety and having fun young sailors will learn basic boat handling and sailing skills, safety on the water, knot tying, basic terminology and rigging techniques.

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The new Topper

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righting the boat

We recently upgraded our sailing fleet with 420’s and new Topper Topaz Unos. The latter are ideal dinghies for Sail Camp in that they are easy to handle and robust; they will take the punishment sometimes handed out by enthusiastic kids.

Sail Canada recently upgraded their sailing programs and the new CANSail program is designed to have the students learn in a set of progressive skill sets establishing a solid set of core skills before moving to the more advanced and complex skills. CANSail 1 & 2 – Fundamental skill acquisition in any type of boat (single / double handed). CANSail3 & 4 – Applied skill acquisition in any type of boat (single / double handed). CANSail 5 & 6 – Applied skill consolidation in any type of boat (single / double handed). Chutes & Wires – Specialized double handed performance skill consolidation. More information can be viewed at the Sail Canada website ,  CANSail Introduced on YouTube   and  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q48BjSy8sKg
Thanks to Jen Braem &The Royal Victoria Yacht Club

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Onshore instruction

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Heading out

 

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Spinnaker practice

 

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Competition winners

 

 

 

 

 

REGISTRATION FORM:
To register for the Junior Sailing Camp  “Registration Form”

Instructors:
We are very pleased to be able to welcome back three experienced instructors into or team this year.

Andrew

Andrew Petrasek and Jackson Bennett gained their qualifications in 2015 and instructed for us in both2015 and 2016.

Jackson

 They are returning this year and will be joined by Adeline (Addie) Makin who gained her qualifications in 2014 and instructed for us in both 2014 and 2015. All three are very good at coaching, running the camp and “crucially” they are very popular with the kids! They form a strong team. We are very fortunate to have them working together with us to provide a first class program.

Addie

 

Please contact the camp director, John Uings , at 613.471.1882 ( john.uings@gmail.com ) or PEYC 613.476.5585 ( info@peyc.ca )if you have any queries.

 

 

 

PRINCE EDWARD YACHT CLUB
30 Fairfield St.
Picton, ON
K0K2T0

p: 613-476-5585
e: info@peyc.ca
VHFCh. 68
Internet / WiFi Available

CLUB  HOURS: effective September, 4, 2017

Sunday:        Closed
Monday:       Closed
Tuesday:       3pm – 6pm
Wednesday:  3pm – 6pm
Thursday:     3pm – 6pm
Friday:          3pm – 8pm
Saturday:      3pm – 6pm

Hours extended for special events. Please note that both front and back decks are licensed and no-smoking areas.