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General Information

The Fanshawe Yacht Club Sailing School (FYCSS) is located on Fanshawe Lake in London, Ontario and offers certified Learn to Sail courses for youth students (ages 9-18) as a day school in a fun and exciting environment during the summer months. All instructors at the FYCSS are rated by Canada's national authority for sailing, Sail Canada. Class sizes are optimized for learning; Sail Canada recommends a maximum of 10 students per instructor. The fleet of sailboats available at the FYCSS includes CL 14s and Club 420s. CANSail Classes run Monday to Friday, including statutory holidays, from 9am to 4pm. A minimum of 4 students is necessary to form a class. Clothing, Personal Items & Daily Lunch Please ensure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather. At all times on shore and on the water, shorts or swim trunks must be worn. At all times on shore, a shirt going past waist length must be worn. Students are strongly encouraged to bring the following to each class: Appropriate clothes for the forecasted weather (jacket, rainwear). Adequate amounts of water to drink, especially in the hot summer weather. Complete change of dry clothes (just in case). Swimsuit, towel, hat, waterproof sunscreen, sunglasses (and retaining strap). Proper footwear. Shoes protect toes and are better than sandals. Flip-flops are not permitted to be worn while on a boat or dock. Notebook and pen (for taking notes during on shore instruction). A hearty daily lunch (including an ice pack if necessary, drinks and afternoon snack) should be packed with each student every day. Please keep in mind that there is no snack bar, store or water on site or nearby. Please label everything that belongs to your child. Do not allow valuables to be brought to class (ie: phones, cameras, watches, jewellery). These items can be too easily dropped overboard or damaged by the water. Also, the FYCSS cannot be held responsible for valuables left unattended in the buildings or on the dock during a class. Safety & Weather Considerations Safety is the top priority of the FYCSS. Each student is required to wear an approved PFD at all times while in a boat or on a dock. Our programs continue rain or shine. While the FYCSS building provides rain shelter, foul weather gives students the opportunity to learn a number of necessary points outside. Proper dress for such days is essential (warm clothes, foul weather gear, rubber boats). In any training environment for sailing, a degree of boat-to-boat contact is inevitable. However, most contact is avoidable. Students are strongly reminded that every boat must make every reasonable effort to avoid collisions, even if it has right-of-way, and even in light winds. The school provides all necessary sailing equipment, including a personal floatation device (PFD) for each student. Learn to Sail courses are also available for adults. For more information, visit: www.LondonSailing.ca

Beginners - Wet Feet - 1/2 Days

An introduction to sailing for the young child with no previous experience. In stable, sturdy Optimist dinghies (designed specifically for beginners), sailors learn basic steering and sail control skills in a small-group environment. This program emphasizes safety, fun, and learning, and provides ideal preparation for CANSail 1 & 2. Classes run 1 week, half days - 9am – 1pm. A 3 student minimum is needed to run each session. Parents / guardians that will be driving their child to the School should plan to drop off between 8:45 and 9:00 AM and pickup at 1:00 PM. We have submitted a request to UTRCA asking that presentation of your course receipt at the Park gate will grant you free entrance into the Fanshawe Conservation Area for School purposes only. Directions are available online: www.LondonSailing.ca

Jul 02 to Jul 06, 2018

5 remaining add to order ... $175.00

Jul 09 to Jul 13, 2018

6 remaining add to order ... $175.00

Jul 16 to Jul 20, 2018

5 remaining add to order ... $175.00

Jul 23 to Jul 27, 2018

5 remaining add to order ... $175.00
CANSail 1 - 2 - YOUTH

Introduce the beginner to sailing, teaching water safety, seamanship, rigging and basic boat handling under a coach’s direction to a point where the student has sufficient knowledge and skills to sail safely and competently without supervision in winds of 8-15 km/hr. FYCSS regrets that for the safety of each student and all other sailors, enrollment in a course does not guarantee certification at any level. The required skills on the CANSail level checklists must be met by each student in order to achieve certification. Parents / guardians that will be driving their child to the School should plan to drop off between 8:45 and 9:00 AM and pickup around 4:00 PM. We have submitted a request to UTRCA asking that presentation of your course receipt at the Park gate will grant you free entrance into the Fanshawe Conservation Area for School purposes only. Directions are available online: www.LondonSailing.ca

Jul 02 to Jul 13, 2018

0 remaining full $445.00

Jul 16 to Jul 27, 2018

15 remaining add to order ... $445.00

Jul 30 to Aug 10, 2018

16 remaining add to order ... $445.00

Aug 13 to Aug 24, 2018

20 remaining add to order ... $445.00
CANSail 3 - 4 - YOUTH

Introduce the sailor to sail trim and basic boat tuning and cover additional safety, seamanship, terminology, sail theory, sail shape and advanced boat handling skills in winds of 15-25 km/hr. CANSail Level 4 requires participation in a full regatta. FYCSS regrets that for the safety of each student and all other sailors, enrollment in a course does not guarantee certification at any level. The required skills on the CANSail level checklists must be met by each student in order to achieve certification. Parents / guardians that will be driving their child to the School should plan to drop off between 8:45 and 9:00 AM and pickup around 4:00 PM. We have submitted a request to UTRCA asking that presentation of your course receipt at the Park gate will grant you free entrance into the Fanshawe Conservation Area for School purposes only. Directions are available online: www.LondonSailing.ca

Jul 02 to Jul 27, 2018

10 remaining add to order ... $995.00

Jul 30 to Aug 24, 2018

8 remaining add to order ... $995.00
CANSail 5 - 6 - RACE TEAM

The Race Team is the most advanced level of instruction offered at FYCSS and provides students with the chance to work towards their CANSail 5 and 6 levels, the highest levels in the certified Sail Canada CANSail program. If you have questions re varying the dates your student is available, please email ss.director@fyc.on.ca Participants on the team will work towards their athletic and certification goals under the guidance of a certified Sail Canada Race Coach while training and travelling to regattas throughout Ontario during July and August. This team is an exciting, intense and rewarding experience for both the participants and their parents. In order to ensure this experience is the best possible for everyone involved, this team requires that both the participants and parents of the team remain committed and involved for the duration of the season. The family of each participant on the Race Team is required to voluntarily contribute to the organization, chaperoning and / or transportation of the team in an amount proportional to the number of participants on the team. Parent / Guardian Agreement I have read and agree to be bound by all expectations, policies and requirements of a parent as described in the 2018 Race Team Package document (7 pages). (see http://www.fyc.on.ca/sailing-school/youth-program/ )

Jul 02 to Aug 24, 2018

add to order ... $1,600.00
Shuttle - YOUTH

8:00 AM - STOP #1: Glen Cairn School 8:10 AM - STOP #2: NE corner of Wonderland and Commissioners in corner of parking lot that dips down near Great Canadian Bagel 8:20 AM - STOP #3: Banting Secondary School 8:30 AM - STOP #4: Masonville School 8:35 AM - STOP #5: Northridge School 9:00 AM - Fanshawe Yacht Club -------------- 4:15 PM - STOP #5: Northridge School 4:20 PM - STOP #4: Masonville School 4:30 PM - STOP #3: Banting Secondary School 4:40 PM - STOP #2: NE corner of Wonderland and Commissioners in corner of parking lot that dips down near Great Canadian Bagel 4:50 PM - STOP #1: Glen Cairn School Bus stops are not supervised, drop-off and pick-up times should be planned in accordance with the scheduled stop times. Every effort will be made to keep to the schedule, however, there are many factors which can affect the departure and arrival times. Your co-operation will be appreciated. The bus driver will be given a roster with the name of each child expected on the bus and their stop number. Children registered after rosters are compiled will have their names added by the bus driver when boarding the bus on the first day and it will be certified by the school staff on arrival. Children 12 and older will be permitted to walk home without an adult ONLY with your written permission. Children younger than 12 will be kept at the bus stop until a parent / guardian arrives. Another person, including an older sibling over 14 years, can be designated on the registration form or via a written note submitted to the School. The FYCSS is concerned for the safety and security of your child and will strictly adhere to your transportation arrangements as noted on the registration form, unless otherwise notified via a written note from a parent or guardian at least one day in advance. For the safety of your child, anyone arriving to pick up your child without the appropriate prior notice will NOT be permitted to collect your child.

Jul 02 to Jul 13, 2018

24 remaining add to order ... $50.00

Jul 16 to Jul 27, 2018

26 remaining add to order ... $50.00

Jul 30 to Aug 10, 2018

30 remaining add to order ... $50.00

Aug 13 to Aug 24, 2018

30 remaining add to order ... $50.00
Fanshawe Sailing School Youth Program

Fanshawe Sailing School Youth Program

PO Box 32041 RPO Northland, London

Fanshawe Yacht Club & Sailing School

519-451-8989