Important stuff for Students (and parents)
Every student should bring sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, a water bottle, and their own Personal Floatation Device (that's a life jacket) with a whistle attached. The Rigging Shoppe in Scarborough and Port Whitby Marine Supplies in Whitby are great local places to get a new life jacket.
For footwear, the sailors need something that will protect their feet but can get wet. We recommend some kind of neoprene sailing shoes or athletic sandals that cover the toes. Crocs don't really work. Trust me, it's been tried.
Students must be able to swim. Please indicate their swimming ability/level on the registration form. They will ALWAYS be wearing a life jacket when they are on, near, or in the water, but we've found that students who can swim are just more comfortable.
young girl at sailing summer camp
All FBYC sailing classes run 9 am to 4 pm. Please be on time in the morning as there is a lot to pack into a day. Picking up students early is discouraged as they are usually out on the water.
FBYC Sailing School does not provide lunch. Students are expected to bring their own meals and snacks. Bring lots. This is a very active camp and they will get hungry. A fridge and microwave are available for the students' use.
Sometimes FBYC has to limit class size, or cancel a session because of insufficient enrolment. If this occurs, you will have the option either to join a different session or to receive a full refund.
We promise to return your child to you at the end of the day. But be warned, they will probably be wet, exhausted, and talking non-stop about how much fun they had.