Welcome to Wet Feet (Opti Double)

All sailing lessons will operate in accordance with public health guidelines.

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.   Students’ progression through the program will be determined by the instructors. 

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 & depending on skill level there is the opportunity to sail solo. 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. Over time, basic race courses and boat handling skills will be introduced while keeping the focus on fun. Sailors will follow the CANSail Wet Feet curriculum. 

Day/Time:
Monday through Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
*Please note that class sessions will only take place in the mornings this year.

*If you wish for your child to remain in our programs for the entire day, please select the Day Camp half day afternoon option to fill their day. Combined full day Cost $325.00 Member | $372.00 Non-Member


Location:
Class meets on the Germain Lawn.

Cost:
Half-day sessions, Weekly: $235 Member | $282 Non-Member

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)
 
Wednesday Racing - Opti, O'Pen Skiff, 420
To be determined.