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Sailing Lessons Schedule and Registration

Upcoming events

    • 10 Apr 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 19 Jun 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • Club Locarno Clubroom
    • 0
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    The "Race like a pro" lessons series is designed for those willing to excel their sailing skills offering Olympic level sailing training (CANSail 5 & 6) with 36 hours of instruction. Also, ideal for those that are willing to get into Laser or Tasar racing for the upcoming season. 

    Course outlines.

    • CANSail 5 – Basic integration of racing. CANSail 5 fully integrates boat handling with tactics and strategy. Sailors are also introduced to the concept of rig tuning and its relation to boat trim and conditions. Sailors participate in a one to two-day local regatta.
    • CANSail 6 – Full integration of racing. CANSail 6 fully integrates boat handling, sail trim, and rig setup with racing. Sailors train to perform all skills within a competitive race setting in order to achieve accurate sailing within a regatta and in all conditions. Sailors participate in a regional or provincial regatta.

    Sessions.

    The course consists in 6 sessions of 6 hours every other Saturday starting on Abril 10th. 

    • Abril 10th, 11:00 - 18:00 pm (6 hours).
    • Abril 24th, 11:00 - 18:00 pm (6 hours).
    • May 8th, 11:00 - 18:00 pm (6 hours).
    • May 29th, 11:00 - 18:00 pm (6 hours).
    • June 5th, 11:00 - 18:00 pm (6 hours).
    • June 19th , 11:00 - 18:00 pm (6 hours).

    Instructor 

    Adrian Vlasic

    Prerequisites.

    • Have been checked out on a Laser or Tasar. 
    • Being a member of Club Locarno Sailing Fleet.

    Location.


    Registration.

    Registration closes 48 hours before the first class. The lesson will be cancelled if no one has registered on time.

    Cancellations must be done at least 48 hours before the first lesson, by email sailinglessons@clublocarno.com

    Please be advised that Covid-19 protocols are in effect at Jericho Sailing Centre and Club Locarno. Click here for more info.

    • 03 May 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 15 May 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 8 sessions
    • Club Locarno Clubroom
    • 0

    CANSail Dinghy - Sail Canada

    The CANSail program is designed to provide sailors with the skills they need to enter into fun, challenging experiences suited to their age and stage of development. Programs are designed to get – and keep – sailors excited about sailing! CANSail programs are offered by local clubs and schools across Canada.

    What is CANSail?

    The CANSail Program is Sail Canada’s national training program for sailing in dinghies. The program is made up of core standards that promote progressive training of core dinghy sailing skills and knowledge. CANSail programming means lots of time on the water in a safe, fun and active learning environment. Sailors learn the skills and enter into fun and challenging experiences suited to their age and stage of development. The programming is designed to get – and keep – sailors excited about sailing for life!

    Course outlines.

    Locarno's beginner sailing lessons cover CANSail Levels 1 and 2, and consist of 26 hours of instruction over two consecutive weeks (8 sessions).

    CANSail 1 – Introduction to sailing. CANSail 1 teaches sailors the fundamental sailing skills including basic sheeting, steering, and boat handling on all points of sail. Sailors can sail within defined boundaries set by an instructor

    CANSail 2 – Basic sailing. CANSail 2 teaches sailors to adjust their bodies and boats for changes in direction and wind speed while sailing, and to perform boat-handling manoeuvers in a controlled manner while in a controlled setting.

    Sessions.

    • Monday evenings: 18:00 - 21:00 (3 hours).
    • Wednesdays evenings: 18:00 - 21:00 (3 hours).
    • Friday evenings: 18:00 - 21:00 (3 hours).
    • Saturday mornings: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (4 hours).

    Your instructor will be a CanSail certified instructor.

    Prerequisites.

    • Adequate swimming ability.
    • Being a member at Club Locarno Sailing Fleet.

    Location.


    Registration.

    Registration closes 48 hours before the first class. The lesson will be cancelled if no one has registered on time.

    Cancellations must be done at least 48 hours before the first lesson, by email sailinglessons@clublocarno.com

    Please be advised that Covid-19 protocols are in effect at Jericho Sailing Centre and Club Locarno. Click here for more info.

    • 11 May 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 15 May 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • Club Locarno Clubroom
    • 0

    Refresher Sailing Lessons

    This course is for sailors who already have the equivalent of CANSail 1 or 2. Teen hours of instruction will restore your confidence and keep you safe.

    Sessions.

    • Tuesday evenings: 18:00 - 21:00 (3 hours).
    • Thursday evenings: 18:00 - 21:00 (3 hours).
    • Saturday afternoon: 13:00 - 17:00 (4 hours).

    Prerequisites.

    • Have equivalent of CANSail 1 or 2.
    • Being a member at Club Locarno Sailing Fleet.

    Location.


    Registration.

    Registration closes 48 hours before the first class. The lesson will be cancelled if no one has registered on time.

    Cancellations must be done at least 48 hours before the first lesson, by email sailinglessons@clublocarno.com

    Please be advised that Covid-19 protocols are in effect at Jericho Sailing Centre and Club Locarno. Click here for more info.

    • 17 May 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 29 May 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 8 sessions
    • Club Locarno Clubroom
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    CANSail Dinghy - Sail Canada

    The CANSail program is designed to provide sailors with the skills they need to enter into fun, challenging experiences suited to their age and stage of development. Programs are designed to get – and keep – sailors excited about sailing! CANSail programs are offered by local clubs and schools across Canada.

    What is CANSail?

    The CANSail Program is Sail Canada’s national training program for sailing in dinghies. The program is made up of core standards that promote progressive training of core dinghy sailing skills and knowledge. CANSail programming means lots of time on the water in a safe, fun and active learning environment. Sailors learn the skills and enter into fun and challenging experiences suited to their age and stage of development. The programming is designed to get – and keep – sailors excited about sailing for life!

    Course outlines.

    Locarno's beginner sailing lessons cover CANSail Levels 1 and 2, and consist of 26 hours of instruction over two consecutive weeks (8 sessions).

    CANSail 1 – Introduction to sailing. CANSail 1 teaches sailors the fundamental sailing skills including basic sheeting, steering, and boat handling on all points of sail. Sailors can sail within defined boundaries set by an instructor

    CANSail 2 – Basic sailing. CANSail 2 teaches sailors to adjust their bodies and boats for changes in direction and wind speed while sailing, and to perform boat-handling manoeuvers in a controlled manner while in a controlled setting.

    Sessions.

    • Monday evenings: 18:00 - 21:00 (3 hours).
    • Wednesdays evenings: 18:00 - 21:00 (3 hours).
    • Friday evenings: 18:00 - 21:00 (3 hours).
    • Saturday mornings: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (4 hours).

    Your instructor will be a CanSail certified instructor.

    Prerequisites.

    • Adequate swimming ability.
    • Being a member at Club Locarno Sailing Fleet.

    Location.


    Registration.

    Registration closes 48 hours before the first class. The lesson will be cancelled if no one has registered on time.

    Cancellations must be done at least 48 hours before the first lesson, by email sailinglessons@clublocarno.com

    Please be advised that Covid-19 protocols are in effect at Jericho Sailing Centre and Club Locarno. Click here for more info.

    • 20 May 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 29 May 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Club Locarno Clubroom
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Introduction to Catamaran


    The Introduction to Catamaran consist of 16 hours of instruction over two consecutive weeks as follows;

    • Thursday evenings: 18:00 - 21:00 pm (3 hrs)
    • Saturdays afternoons: 13:00 - 17:00 pm (4 hrs)

    Prerequisites 

    To take this course, you must have CANSail 3, CYA Bronze or equivalent experience.  We recommend (not mandatory) 100 hours of monohull experience and 20 hours crew on catamaran.

    Attendance at a Dryland Clinic for Cats is not a prerequisite, but is strongly encouraged.

    Location