What you learn in the Shark Program

Updated for the 2020 Season!

The program includes:

  • Sailing safety
  • Basic sail and boat parts
  • Manoeuvering under power and sail
  • Sail Trim
  • Docking
  • Anchoring
  • Aids to Navigation
  • Rules of the road

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Learn boat care and maintenance

A key part of the program is instruction in boat care and annual maintenance which provides program members with a solid understanding of the commitment involved in boat ownership. Under the guidance and direction of Club Maintenance Mentors, program members learn how to properly maintain and care for a sailboat. Members are responsible for commissioning the boat at the beginning of the season and decommissioning the boat at the end of the season. This can be a valuable experience if you are considering boat ownership in the future. All program members are required to complete a minimum of 10 hours of maintenance work a year including work during the Club’s launch and haul-out weekends.