Bedford Basin Yacht Club

JUNIOR SAILNG INFORMATION PAGE

2021 updates!

We have set things up a little different this year! We are adding back our keelboat for kids afternoon program from 1-3:30 and FULL DAY programs! As of right now, we will have staggered times and a group limit of 10 (Including the instructor) Due to the pandemic we are facing, we still have a restriction on our group limit, thus numbers will be tighter this year. However, that being said, if group numbers are increased, the first x amount of people on the waitlist will get first come first serve.  

Please note all sailors will have to pay the annual admin fee. HERE: https://bedfordbasin.checklick.com

Members receive 10% junior sailing fees.

Sailors receive 10% off sailing fees if they bring their own boat.

There is always sailing on Holidays! 

Environmental Responsibility 

As sailors we are privileged to play on the ocean everyday and, as such, consider ourselves stewards of the environment. Appreciation for and enjoyment of a clean ocean is a key component of our sailing program.

All programs are FULL DAY again! 

Wetfeet

This program runs from the whole day 8:30-4:00 Monday-Friday for one week.

Wetfeet is designed for sailors ages 5-8, who are looking to gain the basics of sailing and get comfortable on the water. This is a either a full day, week-long course or a half-day, week-long course. If you choose to enroll your student in both the morning session and afternoon session, lunchtime supervision is provided.

Sailors can register for the full day  sessions, and for multiple sessions.

Dates:

Course Code

Date

Time

Cost

Wetfeet  week 1

June 28th-July 2nd

8:30-4:00         

$275          

Wetfeet Week 2

July 5th- July 9th 

8:30-4:00

$275

Wetfeet week 3

July 12th-16th

8:30-4:00

$275

Wetfeet week 4

July 19th-July 23rd

8:30-4:00

$275

Wetfeet week 5

July 26th- July 20th

8:30-4:00

$275

Wetfeet week 6

August 2nd-Aug 6th

8:30-4:00

$275

Wetfeet week 7

August 9-13th

8:30-4:00

$275

Wetfeet week 8         

August 16th-20

8:30-4:00

$275

Wetfeet week 9

August 23rd-27th    

8:30-4:00

$275



To register please click here: bedfordbasin.checklick.com - registration opens February 7th. 

Intro to Opti

This program runs FULL DAYS from 8:30-4:00 

Intro to Opti is a program for sailors who are under 115 lbs and over 9 years old, and are new to sailing, or have minimal sailing experience. This two-week program will provide them with the basics of sailing and get them comfortable handling a boat by themselves.


Course Code         

Date

Time

Cost

Intro Opti Session 1

June 28th- July 9th

8:30-4:00        

$485

Intro Opti Session 2

July 12th-July 23rd

8:30-4:00

$485     

Intro Opti Session 3

July 26th- August 6th

8:30-4:00

$485

Intro Opti Session 4

Aug 9th - Aug 20th

8:30-4:00

$485

Intro Opti Session 5

August 23rd - August 27th 

8:30-4:00

$285



To register please click here: bedfordbasin.checklick.com - registration opens February 7. 

Intro to 420

As of right now, this program only runs in the afternoon from 9:00-4:00 Monday-Friday for two weeks.

Intro to 420 is a program for students who are over 115 lbs, and just getting to know the sport. OR transitioning from intro Opti to intro 420 to learn the skills in a different boat. (This is a great idea for those who have done intro Opti but have outgrown the boat) This two-week program will provide them with the basics of sailing, and get them comfortable sailing the boat with another sailor. Students will work on their CANSail 1 and 2 levels.

Course Code         

Date

Time

Cost          

Intro 420 week 1

June 28th- July 9th

9:00-4:00

$485

Intro 420 week 2

July 12th-July 23rd

9:00-4:00

$485

Intro 420 week 3 

July 26th- August 6th

9:00-4:00

$485

Intro 420 week 4 

Aug 9th - Aug 20th

9:00-4:00

$485

Intro 420 week 5

August 23rd- Aug27th 

9:00-4:00

$285


To register please click here: bedfordbasin.checklick.com - registration opens February 7. 

Intermediate

This course is two weeks long and runs the FULL DAY from 8:45-4:00 Monday - Friday 

Sailors must have their CANSail 2, and will get a chance to work on refining their skills before joining our Race Team. This is also perfect for sailors who aren’t sure if racing is for them, and just want to get out on the water and work on more advanced skills and have FUN with their friends.


Course Code          

Date

Time

Cost           

Intermediate session 1

June 28th- July 9th

8:45-4:00          

$485

Intermediate session 2

July 12th-July 23rd

8:45-4:00

$485

Intermediate session 3 

July 26h- Aug 6th       

8:45-4:00

$485

Intermediate session 4

Aug 9th - Aug 20th

8:45-4:00

$485

Intermediate session 5 

August 23rd- August 27th

8:45-4:00

$285


To register please click here: bedfordbasin.checklick.com - registration opens February 7. 

Keelboat for Kids

This course runs Monday-Friday from 1:00-3:30 for two weeks. 

This is a great chance for your sailor to get on a keelboat and experience big boat sailing! The students will sail the clubs J24s with an instructor on board. The students will get hands-on experience rigging, driving, and learning basic navigation in the Bedford Basin.

Course Code          

Date

Time

Cost

KBFK session 1

June 28th - July 9th

 1:00-3:30 

$250      

KBFK session 2

July 12th - July 23rd

1:00-3:30

$250

KBFK session 3

July 26th    - August 20th

1:00-3:30

$250

KBFK session 4

August 9th- August 20th  

1:00-3:30

$250

KBFK session 5

August 23rd- August 27th

1:00-3:30

$250


To register please click here: bedfordbasin.checklick.com - registration opens February 7. 

What to Bring

Please label all of your sailors belongings.

  • Life Jacket 
  • Sunscreen, Hat, and Sunglasses (we take sun safety very seriously, and sailors without these will not be allowed on water)
  • REUSABLE water bottle
  • Lunch and lots of snacks
  • Change of clothes and extra socks
  • Closed-toed shoes for on the water (water shoes work great)
  • Closed-toed shoes for on land (running shoes are recommended) 
  • Rain Gear
  • Swim Suit and Towel
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