Chester Yacht Club

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Win the Pin (Early Bird)

Get a jump-start on the sailing season with CYC’s get-the-rust-off, early bird “Win the Pin” program, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


A week of everything from basic skills to racing tactics, with a program defined by enrolment and sailor needs/levels. Hit the water early (and for you racers out there, prep for ARK) and set the stage for an awesome summer on the water. Come equipped to sail in virtually any weather – it is Nova Scotia in June after all!


As they saying goes, “You’re not winning the start if you’re not pushing the line!”

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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. 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.


Morning and afternoon sessions are available; please add both AM and PM to your cart if you prefer full day.


Boat: Opti

Ages: 6-8 years old

Pre-requisites: None required

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SESSION 1 - Morning session only, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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SESSION 1 - Afternoon session only, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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SESSION 2 - Morning session only, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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SESSION 2 - Afternoon session only, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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SESSION 3 - Morning session only, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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SESSION 3 - Afternoon session only, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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SESSION 4 - Morning session only, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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SESSION 4 - Afternoon session only, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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CANSail 1&2

The CYC CANSail 1&2 program is the foundation for sailors with basic sailing experience. The program uses Optis and 420 RADs (reduced area design sails) and classes will be divided according to according to 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!


Younger and smaller children typically begin in Opti; older kids (12+) seem to prefer the 420 RAD.


All sessions 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Boats: Opti and 420 RADs

Ages: 8-15 years old

Pre-requisites: None required for CANSail 1


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.

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SESSION 1: 420 RAD

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SESSION 1: Opti - Club Boat

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SESSION 1: Opti - Private Boat

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SESSION 3: 420 RAD

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SESSION 4: 420 RAD

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CANSail 2/3 (Opti Learn to Race)

Previously part of the CANSail 1/2 Opti group and now known as "Opti Learn to Race", this group is designed for Opti sailors who want to learn the FUNdamentals of racing in an exciting and safe environment!


Sailors require CANSail 1 minimum to register for this group and will learn the basics of Opti racing. This group will be attending local regattas in the 'Green' (Introductory) Fleet.


All sessions: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Boat: Opti

Ages: 8-14 years old

Pre-requisites: CANSail 1


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.

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SESSION 1 - Private Boat

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CANSail 3&4

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. This would be considered "Opti Race" and 420 Learn to Race/Race. Classes will be divided according to dinghy. 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 SELECT EITHER '420', '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.


All sessions 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Boats: Opti and 420

Ages: 8-16 years old

Pre-requisites: CANSail 2

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