Introduces BEGINNERS 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
NO CLASS ON WED. JULY 1- CANADA DAY
NO CLASS ON MON. AUGUST 3 - CIVIC HOLIDAY
NO CLASS ON WED. JULY 1- CANADA DAY
8:00 AM - STOP #1: Glen Cairn School
8:10 AM - STOP #2: NE corner of Wonderland and Commissioners 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 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.
Each year, FYCSS holds two events for all students from any course during the season. The first event is the Sailing School Regatta, which gives students the opportunity to experience racing in an official regatta format. Parents are encouraged to come out and cheer on the racers. Following the regatta, is the Sailing School Parent Evening and Banquet: a dinner and social evening at the Clubhouse. - to purchase more than 1 ticket, an add on can be selected for extra guests.
Instructors at FYCSS are accredited by Sail Canada/Ontario Sailing Associations. 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 Optimists, CL 14s and Club 420s. CANSail Classes run Monday to Friday, from 9am to 4pm,
CLOSED statutory holidays. 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). Safety (i.e. bike) helmet is encouraged. 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 - especially for prescription glasses. 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 on site. 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 boots). 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 FYCSS is sometimes forced to cancel courses due to insufficient enrolment or other reasons. If this occurs, you will be notified and a full refund will be processed and sent to you.
To complete the profile, you will be required to accept the FYCSS Terms of Service which include the Information Acknowledgement & Liability Waiver, as mandatory to enroll in any FYCSS learn-to-sail program, whether registering online or manually. (see: Youth Info pdf at http://www.fyc.on.ca/sailing-school/youth-program/) You will also be required to accept the Checklick Terms of Service, which are available on the Checklick website at https://www.checklick.com/terms