Camps for Every Level
From young sailors who have yet to get their feet wet, to experienced sea goers with a taste for the wind, we have camps and lessons running all summer long for every age and skill level. Can't tell which camp is right for you? Visit our contact page with a description of your camper and their abilities and we will do our best to recommend a program based on your description.
Campers will be given a report card on the conclucsion of a full camp. Example found here
This is an introductory level for children 5 to 8 years old that focuses on getting comfortable with sailing. We teach this level through a variety of educational games and activities. Sailors will learn basic rigging, boat parts, & knots. They will have the opportunity to discover boating at their own pace with the guidance of a CYA certified sailing instructor.
The best boat for this age group is the Optimist class Dinghy or "Opti" for short. At BSBC, we have a fleet of these boats, and a skilled instructor who specializes in this level.
Beginner Sailing Level
CANSail I is a beginner's level for any sailor above age 8. The focus of this level is on balance in a sailboat. This course introduces sailors to the basic concepts & skill set needed to sail a boat.
CANSail II is a basic level for sailors who have completed CANSail 1. The focus of this level is propulsion of a sailboat. Upon completion of this level, sailors should feel comfortable with boat rigging, control, knots, and boat parts.
Intermediate Sailing Level
$580/2 Weeks or $1100/1 Month
CANSail III is an intermediate level with it's focus on the direction of a sailboat. As the third level in the system, it builds on skills in CANSail 1 & 2, focusing on strengthening directional changes, upwind, & downwind sailing.
CANSail IV is a more advanced sailing course that focuses on perfection. At this level, a sailor perfects skills from earlier levels and is introduced to new, advanced sailing skills such as trapeze and spinnaker. Basic racing rules and skills are also introduced at this level. Local regattas are available for those who are interested. .
Before and after hours program for you child starts for early drop off at 8:00 am and late pick up until 5:00 Pm. During this time your children will continue to be supervised within the compound area with crafts, games or some extra help with theory. Children are not permitted to leave the area until a parent or guardian is present to pick them up. Since we are in a very public location please be advised this is for the safety of your child.