Special Note to the PARENTS of sailors in the CANSail IV, V and VI


We Need You to “GET HITCHED” this Summer!

Participation in off-the-lake regattas has been an important part of our sailing program at LBSC for many years. Starting in CanSail 4, these regattas are a great way to introduce our sailors to the world of competitive sailing with the guidance of our coaches who can “show them the ropes”. But perhaps the greatest benefit to the regatta experience is the fun our kids have traveling together as a group to these events. 

LBSC parents have always provided outstanding support driving and chaperoning for these excursions…but we need even more help. We need more families to equip their vehicles with trailer hitches to assist with transporting boats to regattas.

Although the cost of having a trailer hitch and wiring installed (approx. $300) may seem prohibitive, please consider the fact that your child is participating in one of the best Cansail Programs in Canada, offered by highly certified and experienced coaches, at a price that is lower than virtually any other club. Amortized over the several years your child (children) will be sailing… it’s still a bargain.

If you don’t feel confident driving with a trailer, our coaches who are experienced can do the driving (or parking lot maneuvering) with you in the car. Finally… installing a hitch will not be a life sentence to drive to every regatta! Our goal is to have enough drivers so that each family will have one turn at driving a trailer per summer. Many hands make light work! Please give this request careful consideration this spring. Before you know it, regatta season will be upon us and these decisions are best made in advance.

Coaches and parents will meet early in the summer to decide together which event(s) are appropriate for their particular group. Participation in regattas is always optional.

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