Welcome to Wet Feet (Opti Double)

About Wet Feet:
Wet Feet sailing is the first step in the Buffalo Canoe Club Junior Sailing Program. Children should plan to participate in the Wet Feet program for a minimum of  three to four weeks before moving on the to Opti Single Program.   Students’ progression through the program will be determined by the instructors. This program is designed for children aged 6 to 8.

Wet Feet Curriculum:
Wet Feet introduces young children to sailing in a fun and safe way using the Vanguard Prams. Games and activities are incorporated to keep learning enjoyable. After learning how to rig the boat, junior sailors move into shallow water and learn how to steer a boat, pull in the sail and determine where the wind is coming from. Children in the Wet Feet program will sail with either 1 or 2 other sailors. Instructors are nearby, either standing in the shallow water or in their coach boats, providing safety while giving the children a sense of independence and developing their self-reliance. 

Day/Time:
Monday through Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm or 1:00pm - 4:00pm
*Please note that class sessions are only offered as half day options AM or PM.
**Please note that this program is only offered as a half day program, select only AM or PM option while registering.


Location:
Class meets on the Germain Lawn.

Please Note:
Prices are in Canadian Funds and include taxes.
A Member may take a Non-Member's spot up until 2 weeks prior to the start of the class. A full refund will be given to the Non-Member. Non-Member's will be guaranteed a place in a Day Camp program in the event a Member takes their place.
There are no refunds in the event of inclement weather (on-shore instruction will still take place).

  What to Bring:
  • Life jacket
  • Sunscreen​
  • Hat & sunglasses
  • Sandals/water shoes
  • Towel
  • Spare change of clothes
  • Lunch (if enrolled in day camp as well)
  • Water bottle
  • Rain jacket/pant depending on weather
  • Running shoes
  • Sailing gloves (optional)

2024 Program Dates:
Week 1: June 24th - June 28th 
Week 2: July 1st - July 5th 
Week 3: July 8th - 12th 
Week 4: July 15th - July 19th 
Week 5: July 22nd - 26th 
Week 6: July 29th - August 2nd 
Week 7: August 5th - August 9th
Week 8: August 12th - August 16th