Hosting our programs on a sailboat promotes physical activity and exposes our participants to an activity and social environment that they may not otherwise seek out or have the opportunity to encounter and enjoy.
The goal of all our programs is to centre on four aspects of participants lives – intellectual, physical, emotional and vocational. Broad Reach sailing programs focus on building self-esteem, confidence, teamwork, problem solving, reliability and responsibility.
Introductory experience 1-3 day programs
Leaders-in-training experience 3 days. Often paired with Pleasure Craft Operator Card competency
CYA (Canadian Yachting Association) SAILING QUALIFICATION
5-7 days, incorporates PCOC BOATING QUALIFICATION
Taking place on Wednesday evenings, This programs requires a minimum of 5 Wednesday evenings after participating in one of the other Broad Reach programs. This can continue in subsequent years. Can also lead to other programs and this year participants will train for the Lake Ontario 300 Challenge
Opportunity for paid employment through partner programs, minimum of 15 days including participation in a CYA SAILING QUALIFICATION.
Leads to JOB REACH – instructor in training experience 13 days in partnership with different youth agencies
JUNIOR SAILING QUALIFICATION – SCHOLARSHIP
Opportunity for Learn To Sail qualifications at National Yacht Club. Open to participant between 12 – 16 years of age. Commitment of 10 days over two week period. Only available after participation in any of our Broad Reach programs and after meeting selection requirements of the scholarship committee.
Our scholarship is generously donated by the 1/4 Ton Fleet at NYC and the Roly Andrews Memorial Fund.