Summer sailing sessions offered

Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club offers two-day sailing course for adults

Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club is venturing forth to educate adults in addition to its usual junior sailing summer programs.

This year adults can hit the calm Sidney seas in a two-day course that includes 10 hours on the water and two hours in the classroom.

The club will hire B.C. Sailing certified instructors, mostly local university students, to teach the program. Participants need a life jacket, warm clothes, rain gear, sunscreen and a bag lunch.

Lessons take place on the club-owned 25-foot Capri or 24-foot Martin. For each session there will be three students for each instructor.

The goal is to teach all participants boat handling and safety skills to confidently sail a small keelboat or dinghy. Four sessions run between June 2 and July 21. Register at Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club, 1949 Marina Way or by calling 250-656-4600. Cost is $225.

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