Royal Hamilton Yacht Club
Youth Sailing Program, Day Camp Programs
|Early Years Information|
|This program operates only at specific times of the year. Check with the organization for current information about dates of operation!|
|Early Years Headings||Camps|
|Location, Telephone & Internet|
|Address & Map|
|Located In Community||Hamilton Central|
|Major Intersection||James St N and Burlington St E|
|Office Phone||905-528-8464 ext 227|
|Primary Contact||Emily Foster, Co-ordinator of Sail and Powerboat Training; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Alternate Contact||Michael Temperley, General Manager; Phone: 905-528-8464 ext 221; Email: email@example.com|
|Description & Services|
|Description||Discover Boating (Ages 6-8 years) - This program introduces children to sailing in the Optimist Dinghy in order to establish comfort on the water in a fun environment with a strong emphasis on water safety. A typical day may include activities such as: swimming, sailing, games (on and off the water), boat trips across the bay, and much more! |
CANSail 1 & 2 (Ages 9-12 years) - Introductory level for sailing prescribed by the Canadian Yachting Association (CYA). Sailors learn basic terminology (i.e. parts of the boat), knots and rules of the water, through games and activities. On the water, they work on boat safety and basic boat handling skills. Teaching will be done predominantly in the Optimist dinghy which is a single-handed boat designed for teaching young children. Youth sailors will also be introduced to double handed sailing in 420s.
CANSail 1 & 2 for Teens (Ages 13-17 years) - Designed to introduce sailing to the older youth. Instruction will occur on double handed sailboats, predominantly 420s. Course content will be based on the CYA White Sail Levels I, II & III as described above. Swimming is included for fitness with no formal lessons included. Students must be 13 by January 1st.
CANSail 3 & 4 (Teens and up) The CANSail 3 & 4 program builds upon the fundamental skills established in White Sail on the water and in the classroom. Sailors will develop advanced boat handling skills and learn how to trapeze and fly spinnaker in the 420 dinghy. Sailors will also be introduced to the basic racing skills needed to compete in club race-nights.
Racing Programs - Optimist, Laser and 420 racing programs also available.
Note: Integration of special needs may be accommodated and will be reviewed on an individual basis.
|Hours||Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm|
|Dates||Program operates two week sessions in July, August * Call or check website for details|
|Areas Served||Burlington ; Hamilton (City of)|
|Boundaries||City of Hamilton and Burlington|
|Eligibility||Ages: 6 year(s) - 17 year(s)|
|Fees||Program - Call or check website for information on fees|
|Service Categories||Special Interest Camps ~ Sailing|