Tuesday Night Club

A while back we realized that most of our members were introduced to sailing by their parents when they were young. Collectively we want to thank them for passing on their love of sailing. But what about adults who didn't spend their developmental years on the water? For them we have started the "Tuesday Night Club."


Although primarily aimed at first time sailors this program should also be of interest to anyone joining Frenchman’s Bay Yacht Club as a new crew member.  This is not intended to replace more formal courses but is appropriate for anyone interested in trying sailing.  With a mix of classroom and on-boat training students will learn the skills necessary to be competent, useful and happy crewing on a boat where someone else is the skipper. We will be covering a broad range of topics, leaving detailed instruction to other programs and courses. It is taught by a mix of FBYC member volunteers and CYA certified instructors.  The on water portion is taught by a Sail Canada certified instructor on a Transport Canada approved yacht.

The classroom portion is free to all members.  Crew membership is $81.56.  The optional on water portion is $100 for 2 nights.  GST extra. Bring your cheque book on the 1st night. We will start the 1st night at 7:00 pm and discuss a starting time that works for all.



Skills taught will include:

1) safety

2) types of boats

3) crew positions

4) raising and trimming sails

5) tacking and jibing

6) knots

7) using a winch

8) boat etiquette

9) racing rules & strategy

10) cruising

11) assisting in docking

12) not to be missed events.



Session 1
Tuesday  May 31 Class #1 and open house

Tuesday June 7 Class #2
Tuesday June 14 Class #3

Tuesday June 21 Class #4
Dockside on one or 2 of above when weather permit
Optional On Water – sign up for 2 nights

Session 2
For those joining late in the season we may not  schedule classroom sessions, we will just go sailing.  Classroom sessions will be done on Tuesdays when the weather is not good for sailing. As well as the topics above if there is interest we will do a general review for participants from session 1 which will also be an introduction for those that signed up later. 

Optional On Water – sign up for 2 nights


To participate you must complete the Crew Membership Application and email to membership@fbyc.ca


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