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General Information

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY We’re very much looking forward to a fantastic sailing season here at Chester Yacht Club (CYC) and we hope you are too! We are also thrilled to be launching our inaugural Laser Race program and the introduction of 420 RADs (Reduced Area Design sails) into our program (to replace our old Echos). The 420 RAD option is for our CANSail 3&4 sailors that had traditionally sailed Echos. GET READY OPTI SAILORS!!! OPTI JAM 2019 REGISTRATION WILL APPEAR AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE LATER IN SUMMER '19!!! MANDATORY FOR ALL SAILORS, JUNIOR AND ADULT: In order to register, you must first add the "SAIL NOVA SCOTIA PARTICIPANT FEE" TO YOUR ORDER. FOR JUNIOR SAILING: PRIORITY REGISTRATION - PLEASE NOTE: 2019 registration opens to ONLY Senior and Senior Family members on March 1; Senior members registering their grandchildren on March 12; and the general public on March 30. Please ensure your membership dues for 2019 have been paid. You will be required to indicate your membership category in order to proceed with registration below and registrations will be referenced against membership status. Any registrations completed out of the above sequence will be refunded and you will be required to re-register at the appropriate time. The Non-Member Fee MUST be added for all sailors who do not fall under a Senior Family membership, including grandchildren registering under their Senior member grandparent's account. OPTI and LASER SAILORS - IMPORTANT: When adding sessions to your cart, please select not only your session(s) but also whether you are using a "CLUB OPTI" or "PRIVATE OPTI" OR "CLUB LASER" OR "PRIVATE LASER". If bringing a PRIVATE OPTI or LASER, you will check the box for Private Boat Discount ($30). ONLY CHECK THIS BOX IN ONE SESSION; THE DISCOUNT APPLIES ONLY ONCE PER SEASON.

1) Sail Nova Scotia Participant Fee

MANDATORY FOR ALL SAILORS, adult and junior. This fee is paid only once a year and must be paid before participating in any programs.

Jan 01 to Dec 31, 2019

2) Non-Member Fee

Mandatory fee to be paid once a year BY NON-MEMBERS including grandchildren registered under their Senior member grandparents account. Junior memberships are required for sailors NOT covered under a family plan/membership. Please select the membership appropriate to your sailors age, if they are not covered by an existing membership.

Mandatory for all sailors, age 16 to 18 years of age and not already covered under a Senior Family membership.

Jan 01 to Dec 31, 2019

add to order ... $82.80 plus HST

Mandatory for junior sailors 15 years of age and younger not already covered under a Senior Family membership.

Jan 01 to Dec 31, 2019

add to order ... $54.00 plus HST
4) Wetfeet

The Wet Feet program is designed for children six to eight years old with little to no sailing experience. We introduce children to sailing in a fun and safe environment in our sheltered, protected harbour. Full and half day options are available. The program begins with approximately two sailors per boat, with the ultimate goal being each sailor able to skipper their boat on their own. The CANSail course curriculum includes a thorough introduction and overview to sailing and boat-handling skills, including rigging, boat parts, points of sail and safety. Our trained and certified instructors are chosen for their exceptional skills working with children. When weather does not cooperate with us, we will participate in off-water activities such as knots, role-playing, and other sailing related instructional games. The program builds confidence, self-esteem and friends for life. Boats: Opti Ages: 6-8 years old Pre-requisites: None required

Session 4, A.M (9 a.m. to 12 p.m.)

Aug 19 to Aug 30, 2019

6 left (waitlist available)
add to order ... $250.00 plus HST

Session 4, P.M (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.)

Aug 19 to Aug 30, 2019

9 left (waitlist available)
add to order ... $250.00 plus HST
5) CANSail 1&2

PLEASE SELECT EITHER 'CLUB OPTI' or 'PRIVATE OPTI'. If you are bringing a PRIVATE OPTI, please check "Private Boat Discount" in only ONE session; this discount only applies once per season, not per session. The CYC Basic Sailing CANSail 1&2 program is the foundation for sailors with basic sailing experience. The focus of this class is to get out on the water, become more familiar with boats and sailing terminology, to continue to develop fundamental sailing techniques, and of course, have fun! The program uses Optis and classes will be divided according to according to experience. Successful completion of this class will allow sailors to move into CYC’s Advanced Sailing program, CANSail 3&4. All sessions 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Boats: Opti Ages: 8-15 years old Pre-requisites: None required for CANSail 1

Session 4, CLUB Opti

Aug 19 to Aug 30, 2019

4 left (waitlist available)
add to order ... $500.00 plus HST

Session 4, PRIVATE Opti

Aug 19 to Aug 30, 2019

5 left (waitlist available)
add to order ... $500.00 plus HST
6) CANSail 3&4

PLEASE SELECT EITHER '420', '420 RAD', 'CLUB OPTI' OR 'PRIVATE OPTI'. If you are bringing a PRIVATE OPTI, please check "Private Boat Discount" in only ONE session; this discount only applies once per season, not per session. The Advanced CANSail 3&4 program builds on the boat-handling skills acquired in Basic Sailing. Sailors at this level participate in either an Opti or a 420 dinghy. Classes will be divided according to dinghy. The 420 RAD (Reduced Area Design sails) is a new class for our sailors that had traditionally sailed Echos and also for younger or smaller kids who do not want to remain in Opti and want to move into the 420. The fundamental boat-handling skills learned in the 420 boats are refined as sailors begin to learn further advanced techniques. Opti racing skills are refined (commonly known as "Opti Race" program). Sailors in both dinghy classes will learn more about the effects of sail shape on speed as well as boat maintenance. Participation at regattas will be encouraged and supported for interested sailors. Please see our Program Guide online for 2018 regatta dates. All sessions 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Boats: Opti and 420 (RAD and regular rig) Ages: 8-16 years old Pre-requisites: CANSail 2

Session 4, 420

Aug 19 to Aug 30, 2019

17 left (waitlist available)
add to order ... $500.00 plus HST

Session 4, 420 RAD (new option for sailors who previously sailed Echo)

Aug 19 to Aug 30, 2019

7 left (waitlist available)
add to order ... $500.00 plus HST

Session 4, CLUB Opti

Aug 19 to Aug 30, 2019

0 left (waitlist available)
add to order ... $500.00 plus HST

Session 4, PRIVATE Opti

Aug 19 to Aug 30, 2019

8 left (waitlist available)
add to order ... $500.00 plus HST
7) Laser Race

The Laser is among the world's most popular sailboats and extremely popular - and very competitive - on the local dinghy race circuit. Our Laser Race team will be lead by Coach Will McInnes and accommodate eight sailors including three club hulls available, please make the appropriate selection below. You must have received your CANSail 4 to enroll in this program. In 2019, Laser sailors will be expected to accompany the team to the following regattas: ARK, Bay Wind, Sail East and Sail Fest. We strongly encourage Lasers sailors to register for Sessions 1&2 at a minimum for the summer season. Please contact the Learn to Sail Director, Christine Santimaw, if you have questions about whether or not your sailor has reached the appropriate level, size or skill to move into the CYC Laser Race program.

Session 4, Laser CLUB HULL

Aug 19 to Aug 30, 2019

3 left (waitlist available)
add to order ... $550.00 plus HST

Session 4, Laser PRIVATE HULL

Aug 19 to Aug 30, 2019

2 left (waitlist available)
add to order ... $550.00 plus HST
Chester Yacht Club

Chester Yacht Club

21 South St, Chester

Contact Learn to Sail Director

902-401-8239