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. We accept bookings as early as January.
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 four different types of programs for field trips.
The morning is spent learning boat safety, rigging and basic sailing. The afternoon is spent on the water applying the morning's lessons.
Grades 4+. 9:00am - 2:45pm
Sail and Canoe
Students are split into two groups. One group learns basic sailing while the other learns canoeing. In the afternoon, the groups will switch activities. All students will participate in both sailing and canoeing.
Grades 5-7. 9:00am - 2:45pm
Sail and Kayak
The program operates in partnership with Rocky Point Kayak. Students are split into groups where one will learn to sail in the morning and the other will learn to kayak. The groups switch activities for the afternoon session. Kayaking has a higher operational cost relative to other school programs.
Grades 6+, 9:00am - 2:45pm. Lunch occurs close to 11:30
In a half day program, students learn the basics of dragon boat paddling and its physical benefits. This requires considerable coordination.
Grades 8+. AM: 9:00am - 11:30am PM: 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Certified Sail Instruction
All classes are taught by experienced and certified Sail Canada instructors who are trained to make sailing both fun and safe. A coach boat will also be on the water with the class at all times. All equipment including PFD (life jacket) is included.
We have included a list of requirements for both students and teachers to ensure a great sailing experience.
- Bring a change of clothes
- Dress appropriately for the weather
- Wear closed toed-shoes (open toed shoes are prohibited)
- Bring a lunch and plenty of water
- Bring 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
- Parent Letter