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.
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.
In the summer of 2019 the one week camps will run in July the weeks beginning 08, 15, 22, 29 and in August the weeks beginning 5 & 12. Note: camp will run on Ontario Ciivic Holiday, 5th of August. 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.
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.
Important Notice: The Camps of Hope in affiliation with The Children’s Foundation pays the registration for families in need. Please click on Camps of Hope for eligibility requirements and application forms.
Vision: The PEYC Sail Camp has run successfully for many years. Participants have gained sailing skills, gained confidence and had a great deal of fun. The instructors are Sail Canada trained and certified, they will do their utmost to ensure that all participants have such a positive experience that they cannot wait to return next year!
What to bring: Transport Canada approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD), lunch, water, sunscreen, hat, sneakers (no open toe sandals). Expect to get wet: Bring a bathing suit, spare shirt etc. On rainy days please supply a rain jacket.
When: Monday thru Friday- 9am to 4pm including holidays. Supervision is provided during the lunch period.
Where: The Sailing Camp will be held at Waupoos Marina again this year – call us for directions if necessary. Certificates will be presented at a BBQ at PEYC on Fridays after each course.
Minimum Age: Normally 10 years, an exception may be made dependent upon the maturity and sailing experience of the child. Please contact the Camp Director.
Medical Emergencies: In case of emergency the participant will be taken to Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, main Street, Picton, phone 613-476-2181
Volunteers Needed: There is always work to be done in order to keep your costs down for the Sail Camp. It includes supervision, small repairs to boats, helping with special events etc. If you are able to help in this regard please make an instructor or the Camp Director aware of your desire to help.
Useful phone numbers: Waupoos Marina (only use in the case of emergency) 613-476-2926, PEYC 613-476-5585 Thank you for participating in our program. We look forward to a great summer of fun, sun and sailing with your children.
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.
Thanks to Jen Braem & The Royal Victoria Yacht Club
The registration fee is $330.00.
Note: 10% discount for Prince Edward Yacht Club members.
Detailed information about the Camps can be found by clicking on the registration link below.
Registration link: Junior Sail Camp Registration
Inquiries: Contact Junior Sailing Director, Robert Quaiff.