• Saturday, Jul 20, 2024
  • 11am - 4pm
  • Jerico Sailing Centre at 1300 Discovery St
  • Cost: $35 + tax
  • Beginner
Registration closed

Event Details

=== Registration for this event is now closed ===


This event takes place on the traditional, unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples.

Learn to sail with us in partnership with UBC Sailing Club! In this 2-hour session, you’ll learn the skills to be a competent crew on a dinghy. We’ll spend time on dry land and on the water learning the basics of sailing a small boat. Between sessions, we’ll have a BBQ from 1-2pm for people to connect so we encourage you to either stay after your session or come early!

Date: July 20

Time: 11am-2pm or 1-4pm.

Schedule: There are two 2-hour sessions being offered. You can choose only one.

  • First session 11-1 pm.
  • BBQ from 1-2pm
  • Second session 2-4pm
  • Each session entails:
    • 30 minute on dry land
    • 60-75 minutes on the water
    • 15 minute debrief

Location: Jericho Sailing Centre at 1300 Discovery St

Ticket Price: $35 + tax

Experience level: beginner, must be able to swim or be comfortable treading water in ocean with a life jacket as we will be practicing going overboard

What to bring:

  • Swimwear
  • Clothes that can get wet (a long sleeve breathable shirt and/or breathable athletic shorts are recommended for sun protection as well). Change rooms are available at the sailing center to change after the event.
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Towel

Lesson goal: Learn the skills to be a competent crew on a dinghy in low wind conditions and have fun

Lesson layout
Dry land skills:

  • Assessing wind direction and gaining understanding of the different points of sail
  • Learning basics of trimming for different points of sail
  • Learning the most important parts of the boat and how to help rig
  • How to safely hold the boat in the water and be competent crew during launch

On water skills:

  • Understanding and feeling where the wind is coming from
  • Be able to trim the jib sheet for different points of sail
  • Learning how to manage boat balance as crew
  • Be comfortable crewing during standard maneuvers including tack and gybe
  • Time permitting and if guests feel comfortable, experience a capsize recovery
  • Learning to be a competent crew during the landing
  • If the skipper feels confident in the guests ability, the guest can experience
    helming/steering the boat.
  • When helming, keeping a steady point of sail, sail training for different points of sail

Policy and Community Guidelines 

Cancellation Policy

This policy applies to smaller one-day events. We would like to emphasize that even when the participation fee is low ($10-100) it is important to show up as last moment cancellations make us look bad as a group in front of partners that help us to create affordable events.

  1. Cancellation At Least 7 Days In Advance: For cancellations made at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled event, no penalties will be incurred. Participants can request a full refund. In some cases when we pre-pay for spots with our hosts, we might need to fill in the spot in order to issue a refund.
  2. Cancellation Within 7 Days: In the unfortunate event that a cancellation is requested less than 7 days before the scheduled event, or no shows the following policy will apply:
    1. Refund: Cancellations made less than 7 days of the event will not be eligible for a refund.
    2. Penalty: A three months ineligibility to attend future events. We leave a right to cancel any registration of the person under penalty in this time frame. After the three-month ineligibility period has elapsed, participants can once again sign up for future events without any restrictions.

Photo & Video Release Consent: By purchasing a ticket you grant permission for Colour the Trails and sponsors to use any of the photos or videos from this event that have been taken by Colour the Trails videographers and photographers. They will be used for the purpose of sharing experiences with the community and encouraging future participation in events, which can include but is not limited to, print or digital versions, social media and websites without compensation or recognition given. Colour the Trails will not use the photographs in a manner that would exploit or cause malicious representation toward you. Please contact [email protected] BEFORE the event if you do not want to be photographed or on video during an event.

Please read here for our full community guidelines.

We use cookies to enhance your browsing experience. To learn more, please read our privacy policy.