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NEW THIS SUMMER! One week Optimist Sailing Camps for 5-8 year olds. Limited spaces available Camps start 1st July

SPECIAL OFFER We are offering the early bird discount again this year to all parents and sailors who register by the May Mother's day weekend. Last day to receive this discount will be May 15th. Our courses offer a lot of value and we run as a Not-for-profit. Any money made from the courses we offer is put back into the maintainance of the boats and the expansion of the program.

Great Slave Sailing Club - A great place to begin your sailing adventure.

Nestled in the rocky outcrops of Back Bay the GSSC has all the advantages of a small club on a big lake. friendly, fun and full of people who love to sail and love exploring the wonderful natural beauty of the Great Slave Lake. Come learn to sail with us and who knows where it may take you.

We have a range of courses aimed at all levels from beginners to advanced and all ages from 5 and up. We encourage competition and organise weekly dinghy races.

What Students Should Bring.....

Lifejacket/PFD if you have your own with your name clearly marked We do supply lifejackets if you don't.

soft-soled, non-marking water shoes

a wetsuit is strongly advised especially for children, they like to have fun in the water and the water is cold!

Otherwise bring appropriate clothing for the weather: Bathing suit, foul weather gear (windproof jacket, pants), towel, etc

extra set of dry clothes and foot wear for on land

hat & sunglasses with string

sunscreen

drinking water & snacks

full day programs - Peanut-free lunch, water bottles (preferably insulated to keep water cold and fresh)

Please store all personal items in a bag, keep your lunch in an insulated bag, and label everything, including your PFD if you have one. All personal belongings are stored in the clubhouse. The Sailing School cannot ensure the safety of any valuables.

** "shorty" wetsuits can provide warmth and a bit of padding. They can be purchased in Yellowknife at Canadian Tire or online through Canadian water sports companies such as M.E.C. and Shuswap Ski & Board.

Discounts

The following discounts may be automatically applied to your entire purchase:

  • 15% off if purchase is made before Wed May 15, 2019
A1-Opti Wet Feet ages 5-8 years (must have completed first year of school)

This 1 week half day morning or full day program (check dates and prices) is a light introduction to sailing accompanied with outdoor activities and wilderness education. The children will become familiar with an optimist sailboat and learn about on the water and off the water safety as well as parts of the sailboat. A very gentle beginner course with the morning split between sailing an Optimist and recreational activities that include field games, nature walks, visiting local nature spots by water and swimming. No experience required. Recommended that children take 2 weeks of program to achieve Wet Feet Certificate. Classes run from 9AM-12PM or 9AM to 4PM Staff will be present from 8.30AM onwards

This 1 week half day morning program is a light introduction to sailing accompanied with outdoor activities and wilderness education. The children will become familiar with a single handed opti sailboat and learn about on the water and off the water safety as well as parts of the sailboat. A very gentle beginner course with the morning split between sailing an Optimist and recreational activities that include field games, nature walks, visiting local nature spots by water and swimming. No experience required. Recommended that children take 2 weeks of program to achieve Wet Feet Certificate

Jul 01 to Jul 05, 2019

6 left (waitlist available) must be born on or before July 01, 2014
add to order ... $195.00 plus GST(5%)

Jul 08 to Jul 12, 2019

6 left (waitlist available) must be born on or before July 08, 2014
add to order ... $195.00 plus GST(5%)

Jul 15 to Jul 19, 2019

6 left (waitlist available) must be born on or before July 15, 2014
add to order ... $195.00 plus GST(5%)

Jul 22 to Jul 26, 2019

6 left (waitlist available) must be born on or before July 22, 2014
add to order ... $195.00 plus GST(5%)

1 Week full days. Classes start 9AM and finish at 4PM

Aug 12 to Aug 16, 2019

5 left (waitlist available) must be born on or before August 12, 2014
add to order ... $400.00 plus GST(5%)

1 Week full days. Classes start 9AM and finish at 4PM

Aug 19 to Aug 23, 2019

5 left (waitlist available) must be born on or before August 19, 2014
add to order ... $400.00 plus GST(5%)
A2-CANSAIL 1 & 2 recommended for Ages 9+ One week session

Classes run from 9AM to 4.00PM. Instructors will be present from 8.30AM. Pick up by 4.30PM CANSail 1 may be completed after taking Opti Wet-Feet or with no sailing experience at all. This class is taught to the CANSail 1 standard in two person Toppers and covers basic sailing skills. CANSail 2 picks up where CANSail finishes and covers intermediate sailing skills Due to the large amount of material in CANSail 1 & 2 we recommend signing up for four sessions in order for any student to cover all material and achieve the course requirements. Otherwise it generally takes multiple sessions for the children to become proficient in all the requirements. Students under age 9 who have sailed on the Topper before are eligible for this course.

Jul 01 to Jul 05, 2019

12 left (waitlist available) must be born on or before July 01, 2012
add to order ... $395.00 plus GST(5%)

Jul 08 to Jul 12, 2019

12 left (waitlist available) must be born on or before July 08, 2012
add to order ... $395.00 plus GST(5%)

Jul 15 to Jul 19, 2019

12 left (waitlist available) must be born on or before July 15, 2012
add to order ... $395.00 plus GST(5%)

Jul 22 to Jul 26, 2019

12 left (waitlist available) must be born on or before July 22, 2012
add to order ... $395.00 plus GST(5%)

Jul 29 to Aug 02, 2019

12 left (waitlist available) must be born on or before July 29, 2012
add to order ... $395.00 plus GST(5%)

Aug 05 to Aug 09, 2019

11 left (waitlist available) must be born on or before August 05, 2012
add to order ... $395.00 plus GST(5%)

Aug 12 to Aug 16, 2019

11 left (waitlist available) must be born on or before August 12, 2012
add to order ... $395.00 plus GST(5%)

Aug 19 to Aug 23, 2019

12 left (waitlist available) must be born on or before August 19, 2012
add to order ... $395.00 plus GST(5%)
A3-CANSail 3 & 4 two week session

This two week program is for students who have completed CANSail 2. This course is taught to the Sail Canada CANSail 3 and 4 standards in Club Toppers and covers advanced sailing skills. GSSC does introduce spinnaker at this level. GSSC recommends attending two sessions to cover all of the required material for each level.

Jul 29 to Aug 09, 2019

4 left (waitlist available) must be born on or before July 29, 2010
add to order ... $700.00 plus GST(5%)

Aug 12 to Aug 23, 2019

4 left (waitlist available) must be born on or before August 12, 2010
add to order ... $700.00 plus GST(5%)
B1-Adult Learn to Sail Weekends

A fun and relaxed introduction to sailing for adults who have little or know experience. Course starts Friday evenings with an introduction to the boats and a some theory. Saturday and Sunday are spent sailing in the mornings and afternoons with time given to teaching on dry land to cover basics. Students should bring a change of clothes, wet weather gear, towel etc or a wetsuit if you have one. Please see list and top of page for full list of items

Course 1 , FSS, Fri 6pm-9pm, S/S 9am-4.30pm 18 hours

Jul 05 to Jul 07, 2019

12 left (waitlist available) must be born on or before July 12, 2003
add to order ... $260.00 plus GST(5%)

Course 2 , FSS, Fri 6pm-9pm, S/S 9am-4.30pm 18 hours

Jul 26 to Jul 28, 2019

11 left (waitlist available) must be born on or before July 26, 2003
add to order ... $260.00 plus GST(5%)

Course 3 , FSS, Fri 6pm-9pm, S/S 9am-4.30pm 18 hours

Aug 09 to Aug 12, 2019

12 left (waitlist available) must be born on or before August 09, 2003
add to order ... $260.00 plus GST(5%)
B2-Adult CANSail (all level) Weekday evenings

A course for adults who want to progress in their sailing levels and develop dinghy sailing skills. Open to all but participants should have completed an introduction to sailing or have prior sailing experience. Class runs Monday and Thursday 6:00PM-9:30PM for 3 weeks.

Jul 08 to Jul 26, 2019

12 left (waitlist available) must be born on or before July 29, 2003
add to order ... $270.00 plus GST(5%)

Jul 29 to Aug 16, 2019

12 left (waitlist available) must be born on or before July 30, 2003
add to order ... $270.00 plus GST(5%)
Great Slave Sailing Club

Great Slave Sailing Club

Yellowknife Fort Smith Region, Yellowknife

Great Slave Sailing Club

867-446-8270