Women's Weekend Workshops


For all Learn to Sail Inquires, please contact the Head Coach Kate Pepler at by email headinstructor@bbyc.ca, or by phone (902) 717-3396.


About

After attending the Atlantic Sailing Conference in November a few years ago and hearing Nick Hayes, author of Saving Sailing, speak, the Bedford Basin Yacht Club (BBYC)’s Head Instructor was inspired to launch an initiative to engage more women in sailing. This will be our third year running this program, and it is something we love to do! 


It is for this reason that BBYC is revamping the Women’s Learn to Sail (LTS) program, and designating four weekends throughout the summer specifically aimed at getting women on the water, and gaining the confidence to sail and skipper boats. These weekends are designed to be fun, informative, and engage women throughout HRM. 


Past participant Emily Sollows wrote an article about these workshops in the Halifax Magazine. Check our her story here: http://halifaxmag.com/cityscape/women-sailing/


Dates

 Women's Workshop #1 Intro Night: June 22 - 6-7:30
 June 24-25 10-5:30
 $100 + tax
 Women's Workshop #2  Intro Night: July 13 - 6-7:30
July 15-16 - 10-5:30
 $100 + tax
 Women's Workshop #3 Intro Night: Sept 28 6-7:30
 September 30-October 1 10-5:30
 $100 + tax


Schedule

Thursday 

6:00-6:30 - Introduction (who BBYC is, why we are focusing on women, why women’s engagement is important to sailing), Names (go around and introduce yourself, why you are here, and one thing you hope to get out of the weekend) 

6:30-7:00 - Boat parts lesson, knots (8 knot, reef knot, sheet bend, and bowline), basic points of sail lesson

7:00 - Optional dinner 


Saturday - group split into two groups: one in dinghies, one in keelboats

10:00-11:00 - Rigging and parts of the boat review

11-1:00 - Sail

1:00-1:30: Lunch

1:30-2:00 - Knot tying relay race 

2:00-4:00 - Sail

4:00-5:00 - Mini fun race, focus on fun and gaining confidence!

5:00-5:30 - Debrief


Sunday

10:00-11:00 - Rigging and parts of the boat review

11-1:00 - Sail

1:00-1:30: Lunch

1:30-2:00 - Knot tying relay race 

2:00-4:00 - Sail

4:00-5:00 - Mini fun race, focus on fun and gaining confidence!

5:00-5:30 - Debrief

5:30 - Dinner and awards 


Registration

Registration will take place at bedfordbasin.checklick.com.


What to Bring

  • Life Jacket / PDF – D.O.T. Approved
  • Sunscreen & Hat
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Change of clothes
  • Proper footwear – Must cover entire foot for protection, and stay on while in the water. Watershoes or old sneakers work well. No flip-flops or sandals please.
  • Rain Gear
  • Swim Suit & Towel

Tentative Meals

Dinner Thursday night: Lasagna (veggie and meat) and caesar salad


Dinner Sunday: Pizza, salad, cake


Volunteers

We are always looking for volunteers to help with the on-land aspects, as well as on water support. If you are able to lend a hand, please email Kate at headinstructor@bbyc.ca.


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