Bedford Basin Yacht Club

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN FOR OUR ADULT PROGRAMS ON:

April 4th, 2022 @ 4pm

Register At: bbyc.checklick.com

If a course is full, we encourage you to join the waitlist. If other sailors move or cancel their registration, spots may become available. 

Members receive 10% off sailing fees.


Adult Programs:

Adult 420 - CANSail 1&2

Get Sail Canada certified! This course, taught in C420 Dinghies, will teach fundamental sailing skills such as basic sheeting, steering, and the points of sail. This program is 4 weeks long, and meets twice a week for 3 hours. The class sizes are small, so it is very hands on learning.  This course follows the CANSail 1 & 2 curriculum. Sailors who achieve their CANSail 2 in this program can purchase our Dinghy Membership, which permits members to take out our C420 Sailboats outside of program hours.  

Dates:

Course Title

Dates

Times

Cost

ADULT 420 1

May 31st, June 2nd, 7th, 9th, 14th, 16th, 21st, 23rd

18:00-21:00         

$390    

ADULT 420 2

June 28th, 30th, July 5th, 7th, 12th, 14th, 19th, 21st

18:00-21:00         

$390

ADULT 420 3

July 26th, July 28th, August 2nd, 4th, 9th, 11th, 16th, 18th, 

18:00-21:00

$390

ADULT 420 4

August 23rd, 25th, 30th, September 1st, 6th, 8th, 13th, 15th

18:00-21:00

$390

Register at: bbyc.checklick.com

Sail Canada Start Keelboat Sailing

This is one of the entry levels in the series of Sail Canada courses on sailing keelboats and on Cruising. This course is the recommended starting point for individuals with minimal practical on water experience. This entry level course builds basic sailing skills with a focus on operation of the vessel as crew. Candidates completing this course will be able to competently contribute as crew to the operation of a keelboat in moderate daytime conditions. This standard is recommended for those with little boating or sailing experience that want to experience sailing on a keelboat and begin to build basic sailing skills in a relaxed environment and at a comfortable pace.  - From Sail Canada

This program is a 4 weeks long, and meets twice a week for 3 hours. Course is taught on a J24 keelboat. Click here to view full course outline. 

Dates:

Course Title

Dates

Times

Cost

START KEELBOAT 1

May 31st, June 2nd, 7th, 9th, 21st, 23rd, 28th, 30th

18:00-21:00         

$390         

START KEELBOAT 2

July 5th, 7th, 12th, 14th, 19th, 21st, 26th, 28th

18:00-21:00         

$390

START KEELBOAT 3

August 2nd, 4th, 9th, 15th (MONDAY), 16th, 18th, 23rd, 25th

18:00-21:00

$390

START KEELBOAT 4

August 30th, September 1st, 6th, 8th, 13th, 15th, 20th, 22nd

18:00-21:00

$390


Register at: bbyc.checklick.com

Sail Canada Basic Cruising

This is one of the entry level courses in the series of Sail Canada courses on sailing keelboats and on cruising. It develops the student’s ability to take command of and operate (with assistance of competent crew) an auxiliary powered sailing vessel, by day, in light to moderate conditions. Basic boating skills are developed under sail and power with a focus on operation of the vessel as both crew and skipper. Individuals with minimal practical on water experience should consider completing the Start Keelboat Sailing standard before attending for this training. - From Sail Canada

This program takes place over 5 weeks, and meets on Sundays from 11am-5pm. Course is taught on a J24 Sailboat. There is a required textbook "Basic Cruising Skills" for this course which can be purchased from us for $25. Successful completion of an exam is required to achieve the Basic Cruising Standard. Participants who are successful in achieving the Basic Cruising Standard will also receive their Pleasure Craft Operators Card. Click here to view full course outline.

Dates:

Course Title

Dates

Times

Cost

BASIC CRUISING 1

June 5th, 19th, 26th, July 3rd, 10th

11:00-17:00         

$590          

BASIC CRUISING 2

July 17th, 31st, Aug 7th, 21st, 28th

11:00-17:00         

$590

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ADULT PRIVATE LESSONS

Have a tough schedule or very particular goals?

BBYC can create a specific lesson plan for you based on your unique sailing goals.  We can also assist you by teaching you on your own boat rather than a club boat.  Our instructors are available to teach any skills you might need, either in the classroom or on-the-water. Private lessons are ideal for those individuals or families that want special attention or have limited time availability.  Contact the Head Instructor here for additional information on private lessons. 

WHAT TO BRING

  • Life Jacket / PDF – D.O.T. Approved
  • Sunscreen & Hat
  • REUSABLE water bottle
  • Change of clothes & extra socks
  • 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

USEFUL LINKS

Click here for the Wikipedia page on 420 dinghies. 

Click here for the Wikipedia page on J/24s. 


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