Single sail – $30. Package 1 – $250 gets you 11 sails and a membership. Package 2 – $400 gets you 21 sails and a membership. Once you use up your package, additional sails are $20.
We will be operating for 21 weeks this summer, (May to September), so all it takes is once a week to make package 2 worthwhile! Sails are scheduled every 75 minutes including loading and unloading time.
Our Sonar, which can take parties of 6 will be available to sail as well, call to book an 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 afternoon weekly for this and possibly an evening, depending on demand. The Martin 16 fleet 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 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.
If you want to go to Mobility Cup in August, you must participate in some of the racing sessions at KYC beforehand to become familiar with racing rules and the Martin 16 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.