Let’s Go Sailing!
The Club’s Junior Program gives young sailors a variety of sailing options beyond the Summer Sailing School activities. Junior membership is open to youth from 7 to 18 years of age.
The summer Junior program runs from June to September, and features a number of activities including Junior Program and Sailing School Opening Day in June, summer Fun Sail Nights, racing, educational and social events, and sail training during Junior Week in mid-summer.
Junior Members have access to our dinghy sailing fleet, consisting of C420’s, Lasers, Bytes and Opti’s, all located on beautiful Ganges Harbour. subject to rules and limitations, and depending on the individual Junior Member’s sailing level and ability. Those who do not yet know how to sail may enrol in our Summer Sailing School to take full advantage of Junior Program benefits.
In addition to learning sailing and safety on the water, the Junior Program supported by the Saltspring Island Sailing Club is designed to promote leadership, volunteerism and teamwork through sailing. Leadership is learned by skippering a sailboat with crew, in a regatta, or on a keel boat. Teamwork is learned by participating on our Club Junior Racing Team, and through leisure sailing in a group. To learn the value of volunteerism, our Juniors commit to 20 hours of volunteer time at SISC, just as all adult members do in our self-help Sailing Club. Some of this volunteer time may be assisting with the Sailing School.
Junior Membership may be granted to applicants who are under the age of 19 years. Junior Members do not have voting or mooring rights, but enjoy a range of Club privileges, and students who attend the Summer Sailing School are encouraged to become Junior Members to continue developing their sailing and seamanship skills.
The costs to join as a Junior Member and to renew annual Junior membership have been kept at very affordable levels to enable Juniors to join the Club. Junior Memberships are for a one-year term, beginning June 1st, and are invoiced in May.
The one-time Initiation Fee is $50.00 and the membership fee is $75.00 per year. So the first year total cost is $125.00, and membership renewal each year following is $75.00. Those who participate on the Club Junior Racing Team will pay extra fees (amount to be determined) based on racing schedule and costs. All fees are plus tax. The Junior membership application form is here: Junior Membership Application
Please contact the Fleet Captain Dinghy if you have questions, and watch this page for more information about our Summer Programs.