Boom Mobiles

The BOOM Mobile is intended to give participants all across Ontario a fun introduction to the sport of sailing, and give them an opportunity to develop their sailing skills. This program teaches children the basics of sailing using Sail Canada’s CANSail 1 & 2 standards.  By using a combination of double-handed sailing dinghies, we can introduce beginners to sailing while still challenging the intermediate sailor.

  • Maximum Number of Participants: 16
  • Type of Boat used: Laser Picos or R.S. Qubas (double handed dinghies)
  • Age of Participants: 8-14 years of age
  • Number of Instructors: Two CANSail (Sail Canada) certified instructors
  • Additional Equipment Supplied by Ontario Sailing: Lifejackets & PFDs, two coach boats, various teaching aids
  • Evening Classes: Adult Evening Classes are available.  There is a maximum of 8 participants for the evening classes.  The evening classes run Monday-Thursday from 6-9pm.  If you would like to offer Adult Evening Classes on a Holiday week, the classes run for 3 nights only, Tuesday-Thursday at a pro-rated rate.

* Please note Registration is done on a first come first serve basis each year

 

Access BOOM

The Access BOOM program is similar to the BOOM Mobile Program traveling to different sites around Ontario.  They travel with Access Dinghies – specially designed boats to meet the needs of sailors with both physical and cognitive disabilities. The Access Dinghies have a weighted centerboard/keel so they will not capsize, comfortable forward facing seat, joystick steering, and roller furling sail.  This program provides participants with a fun and safe opportunity to learn how to sail. The CANSail certified instructors will teach the CANSail 1 & 2 levels and can modify the program to meet the participants’ needs and abilities.

  • Maximum Number of Participants: 8 full-day participants or 16 half-day participants
  • Type of Boat Used: Access Dinghies
  • Age of Participants: 8 years of age or older
  • Evening Classes: By exception, contact via email or ext.226
  • Number of Instructors: One or two CANSail certified instructors
  • Additional Equipment Supplied: Lifejackets & PFDs, a coach boat, teaching aids
* Please note Registration is done on a first come first serve basis each year
 

For more information email services@ontariosailing.ca or call 1-888-672-7245 ext 226.


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