WIND IN YOUR SAILS
Sailing lessons through COSA
Giving youth the opportunity to experience the unique and challenging sport of sailing with qualified COSA staff. They learn how to operate and enjoy a sailing boat while getting outside their comfort zone and finding similarities to the challenges of everyday life.
Participants get an opportunity to learn and experience the joys of harnessing the wind and cruising across Lake Okanagan with the sun shining down and the splash of the lake on their faces. Starting with the foundations of sailing participants will learn how to skipper their own boat and sail with confidence. Harness your inner pirate and come join us to learn to sail!
The program is offered to eligible youth free of charge for Elevation believes that no young person should be denied the potential to discover an outdoor pursuit that can keep them motivated, healthy, and stoked on life for the rest of their days! For 2020 any young person interested in sailing will be able to sign up for a 1 week course from COSA.
Youth will be working towards Sail Canada CANSail 1 or 2. Almost all instruction will be on the water, with youth paired in their very own 14’ FJ sailboat. Sailors will learn the basics of sailing on and off the water, including terminology, water safety, the ability to rig and de-rig the boats independently, and the skill to launch, set sail, and return to the dock. By the end of the program, students will be able to sail around Okanagan Lake safely.
Fun is an important part of this course, with age appropriate games and activities including kayaking, paddle boarding, and Hobie Cat sailing!
Youth can sign up for any program being offered by COSA in July/August - seats are available on a first come first serve basis and once COSA has sold out their programs spaces are no longer available so register early to ensure your spot!