Have you've completed your Basic Cruising (or have equivalent years of experience), or Level 1 of the Private Lessons, and are you keen to keep sailing but don't want the hassle and cost of buying and maintaining your own boat? The WVYC's J22s might be just what you're looking for.
The J22 allows approved WVYC junior, intermediate, associate, and active members access to the 2 club-owned J22 keelboats for day use. Approved Junior and intermediate members can use these boats at no cost but must commit to helping twice per year to haul and clean them and do small maintenance on them. Associate and Active members can use these boats at a small cost, and the proceeds go towards maintenance of the boats and supporting the Junior Sailing Program. For more information or to book one please contact the sailing director at firstname.lastname@example.org or (604) 921-7575 Ext 231. If you are new to sailing check out our Private Lessons for learning how to sail one of these boats.
WVYC Associate and Active Members qualified to take them out: $25 an hour
Conditions of Use:
Each and every usage of the J22s must be approved by the Sailing Director in advance as these boats are used for our summer programs, the North Shore Sailing Team, Private Lessons, WES racing and other members. Just because they are not being used at the moment you look does not mean they are necessarily available. If you wish to use a J22 on the weekend you must pre-arrange with the Sailing Director to do so by 4 pm Friday. There are limitations to capacity these boats can carry safely, and therefore you must present a list of all persons who will be onboard prior to use. Boats must be left ship shape and the sails must be rolled and stowed neatly at the front of the boat so they stay dry. Lines must be left neatly stowed on deck so that the companionway can be completely closed to prevent rain from getting in. All rules for boat safety apply. If you get stopped by the coast guard and are found to not have the proper equipment on board it is your fault. Any underage drinking or drug use will result in the permanent ban from ever using these boats again.
All damage must be reported to the sailing directory by email within 24 hours. Damage, caused by misuse or outside of the bounds of normal wear and tear is the responsibility of the user.
This course allows sailors to learn the basics of sailing a small keelboat (22ft). Boat handling, safety, and sail trim are a few of the many components taught in a no stressed environment. Level 1 can usually be accomplished in 10 hours. Requirement: PCOC
With additional sessions, sailors will refine their basic skills as both skipper and crew. Sailors begin to understand how to make boats sail quickly and efficiently. Sailors generally require at least 10 hours of training to complete the Level 2 skill set. Requirement: Level 1 completion.