Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The CYA Wet Feet program has recently been launched nationally! This program designed by BC Sailing, focuses on providing children aged 5 - 8 years old with a purposeful first sailing experience.

First introduced by BC Sailing, the program aims to make participants feel comfortable around, on and in the water while using an optimist dinghy. All skills are taught, practiced and developed using fun games and activities both on and off the water. The program uses age-appropriate means to learn about safety, balance, propulsion, direction, steering, sheeting, tacking, and stopping.  All skills are taught, practiced and developed using fun games and activities both on and off the water.
 
Coaches interested in being trained to deliver the Wet Program & clubs interested in offering the program should contact their Provincial Sailing Association for more information.

Parents and sailors who would like to take part in the program should contact their local sailing clubs and schools.