TS Playfair coming to Collingwood!
This summer join the crew for a 3-day journey across Georgian Bay. Share your experienc with other youth as you build friendships, explore Ontario coastlines, and make memories to last a lifetime!
- 3-day adventures
- Youth 13 - 18 years old
- No experience necessary
- Financial assistance available
Visit www.brigs.ca for more information or call (416) 596-7117
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2021 Sailing School
For the 2021 season and at this point in the Town's pandemic planning, we are seeking to provide a condensed version of the Sailing School in order to work within the current regulations. We are currently engaged in a recruitment process to acquire Level 3 & 4 instructors. Should we be successful in filling the positions, we will be offering CANSail 3 & 4 only. At these levels, we are able to comfortably support and teach one student in each boat and, therefore, comply with the 2m distancing requirement. Available sessions will be limited to the month of July and the first 2 weeks of August. Once staff are in place, we will post more information regarding registration.
About The Program
The Collingwood Sailing School offers sailing instruction following the Sail Canada accredied CANSail Learn-to-Sail Program.
Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Week 1- July 5 to July 9
Week 2- July 12 to July 16
Week 3- July 19 to July 23
Week 4- July 26 to July 30
Week 5- August 2 to August 6 (yes, we will be operational on Civic Monday)
Week 6 -August 9 to August 13
One week full days $336 per person
Registration can be made online or via phone at 705-444-2500 (Please note that registration is not currently open for the 2021 intake)
Drop off is the Collingwood Terminal's Red Brick Building (1 Heritage Drive) and lessons take place in Collingwood Harbour, a well protected body of water allowing for safety during your sailing experience.
To qualify for CANSail 3, students must be able to swim 50m fully clothed while wearing a lifejacket or PFD and must've successfully completed CANSail 2 Students. Students working on CANSail 3 or above are eligible to enroll in Chutes & Wires.
Students must supply their own Transport Canada approved lifejacket or PFD, soft-soled shoes, and lunch (if enrolled in full day course). Students should also bring a water bottle and dress for the weather including a sun hat, sunscreen, rain gear, and a change of clothes. Students should be prepared for a capsizing drill at any time.
The program is taught by fully qualified and certified Sail Canda Instructors and follows the CANSail curriculum which includes boat handling, sail trim, knots, sailing terms, rigging, capsizing and water safety. Visit the Ontario Sailing website for CANSail curriculum breakdown. Certificates will be offered to successful candidates.
Dinghies range in length from 7.5' suitable for one small person to 12' for three people. The school uses Optimist, Club 420, and Laser dinghies which range from single sail to two sail and a spinnaker.
Can I volunteer?
Unfortunately our volunteer program is postponed for 2021. We hope to bring this amazing experience back in 2022.