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School Field Trip Programs
The Rocky Point Sailing Association School offers a variety of field trips for grades 4-12. The program challenges students to work as a team using problem solving skills in a dynamic, inclusive and safe environment while learning the basics of sailing and paddling. All school programs are offered from early May through to the end of June 2014. We accept bookings as early as January.
The goal of the program is to promote safe boating and physical literacy, while exposing as many students as possible to a recreational sport like sailing. Sailing is a perfect teaching medium and, of course, an exciting and memorable way to end the school year.
In a one-day lesson, students will be introduced to boat safety, rigging and basic sailing. They will have enough understanding to sail the boats on their own in light to medium wind conditions by the end of the day. Custom programs can be developed at a teacher's request.
RPSA offers three different types or programs:
The morning is spent learning about boat safety, rigging and basic sailing. The afternoon is spent on the water applying the morning's lessons to practical use.
Cost: $25.00 per student. Grades 6+. 9:00am-2:45pm
Sail & Canoe
Students are split into two groups. One group will learn basic Optimist sailing while the other will learn basic paddling. In the afternoon, the groups will switch activities. All students must participate in both sailing and canoeing.
Cost: $25.00 per student. Grades 4+. 9:00am-2:45pm
Students will learn the basics of dragon boat paddling and its physical benefits.
Cost: $15.00 per student. Grades 8+. AM: 9:00am-11:30am PM: 12:30pm-2:00pm
All classes are taught by experienced and certified Sail Canada instructors who are trained to make sailing both fun and safe. Depending of the age of the students, the boats used for training will the Optimist (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optimist_(dinghy)) or the 420 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/420_(dinghy)). A coach boat will also be on the water with the class at all times. All equipment including PFD (life jacket) is included.
All students must do the following:
- Bring a change of clothes
- Dress appropriately for the weather (e.g. rainjacket for wet days; hat & sunscreen for sunny days; warm sweater for cold days)
- Wear closed toed-shoes (flips-flops & sandals are strictly prohibited; an old pair of runners or crocs are ideal)
- Bring a lunch and plenty of water
All teachers must do the following:
- Provide two class lists
- Bring signed copies of waiver forms
- Remain with sail or canoe instructors and students to assist with supervision for duration of activities.
* Teachers will be in safety boat with instructor for sailing programs.
This is a great opportunity to give students a taste of the exciting sports of sailing, and introduce water safety. It is also a fun, yet educational way to end the school year. If you are interested in hearing more about RPSA School Programs please contact:
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