Fees and Programs

We are completely revamping our membership and sailing fees for 2018 to encourage more people to sail more!

Membership $20 includes one sail!  Additional sails $20.

Package 1 $220 12 sails and a membership.  Additional sails $15.

Package 2 $340 23 sails and a membership. Additional sails $10.

We will be operating for 22 weeks this summer, (May to September), so all it takes is once a week to make package 2 worthwhile!  Sails are 75 minutes, dock to dock.

Our Sonar will be available to sail as well, $75 per outing.

Companionship – All sailors will be accompanied by a qualified instructor or an experienced volunteer until they reach the point where they are confident and capable to sail on their own.  At that point, they can invite a friend or family member to go with them.

Sailing lessons will be offered this year.  We will offer a DSA-KYC “solo sailor” certification  which would allow you to take the boat out alone or with a friend.

Racing opportunities will be available again this year, at no extra fee, just the usual per sail fee.  We will set up one or two afternoons for this and possibly an evening, depending on demand.  The 3 Martin 16s will race.  We will be inviting experienced racers from the KYC fleet to come and coach.  A race committee boat will be set up to do proper starts and finishes.

Also the Sonar will be available to race on Mondays in the women’s series and on Wednesdays with the regular KYC fleet.  Experienced crew will be on board to assist.

We will be participating again in the Commodore’s Cup sailing regatta at KYC in August, both in the Martin 16s and in the Sonar.

Boats

Martin 16 – these are the main DSA boats, designed for one operator plus a coach.  Very secure, suitable for even the most challenging disabilities.  Can be fitted with a joystick or sip and puff to allow the sailor full control.

Sonar – a bigger boat designed to take a group of up to 6 people including any caregivers who want to come along.  Core stability is required.  People work as part of a crew and share the responsibilities of running the boat.  A coach would accompany you.

Hobie Tandem trimaran – this is more of a speed junkie type of boat where you are likely to get wet.  Core stability is required.  It can be sailed with or without a coach and can also move just using the extra propulsion device using arms or legs.