Sailing at the Brome Lake Boating Club

IMG_5464_1Welcome to the Brome Lake Boat Club summer sailing program. Our friendly, family oriented club provides an ideal setting for summer sailing camps and race programs geared toward kids, teens and adult sailors. We aim to offer an enjoyable, safe learning adventure for participants of all ages. Our instructors are trained and certified by the Fédération de Voile du Québec and Sail Canada to teach I CAN Sail and CANSail levels 1 through 6. Our sail training programs are available for BLBC members and non-members alike. Please note that BLBC Family Memberships receive a discount on sailing programs. Minimum participation required for all sessions.

Please join us in our 2017 season. We have something for everyone!

General Program Requirements

  • Be able to swim 15 meters unaided
  • Bring your own properly fitting Department of Transportation approved life jacket. Lifejackets can be purchased at any local boating supply store or outdoor sporting goods store (eg. Mountain Equipment Co-op, Canadian Tire).
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    • closed-toe shoes
    • windproof/waterproof jacket
    • sun hat, waterproof sun screen & towel
    • complete change of warm clothes
    • wet suit (recommended)
    • sunglasses
  • Bring your own nut-free  lunch and water bottle

2017 Sailing Races & Events

2012 Price Cup Winner

2012 Price Cup Winner

Quick-Off Weekend Sailing Training – TBC

Night Sailing at Solstice  June 24

Catamaran Club Race  – July 1 – 2

JDQ qualifiers – July 8th

Fisher Cup – July 28th or 29th TBC

Howson Cup – August 5th – 6th

F-18 Catamaran Race – August 26th -27th

Saturday Races are held through June and August, allowing sailors to consolidate skills learned and enjoy friendly competition. The focus will be on learning basic racing skills and strategies, for sailors of all ages and abilities, in a variety of dinghy and multi-hull fleets. Skippers’ meeting will be at 13h00 and first gun at 13h30. Points will be accumulated for BLBC Championship Trophy.

Sailing Race Registrations

Tuesday Night BBQ Supervised Sailing Activities 17h to 20h

We encourage all Sailors to attend the BLBC’s Tuesday Night BBQs. It’s yet an other FUN sailing evening supervised by a member of our sailing staff. Race Team members will initiate sailors of all ages to the Caverne d’Alibaba among other surprises.

Weekly Youth Program

Brome Lake Boat Club offers a Weekly Sailing Youth Program, open to Members and non-members, designed for children and teenagers of all levels. See the Sailing Camp page for program details, the Camp Registration Form for dates and the Dues and Fees Schedule for fees. Please note that fees paid qualify as child care expenditures for tax purposes. Appropriate receipts are provided. All participants must be members of the Fédération de Voile du Québec.

Junior Race Program  sailing-front.jpg

Racing is an exciting and sociable way to develop your sailing. The Junior Race Program covers many aspects of racing including race starts, rules, tactics & strategy, race specific boat handling skills that are designed to increase speed. Sailing and racing skills will also be developed through video analysis and fun races. Racing experience is not required to be on the race team. The main requirements are to love being on the water and a willingness to learn new skills. Athletes may participate in local, regional and national regattas.

See the Sailing Camp page for program details, the Camp Registration Form for dates and the Dues and Fees Schedule for fees. Please note that fees paid qualify as child care expenditures for tax purposes. Appropriate receipts are provided. All participants must be members of the Fédération de Voile du Québec.

Family  IMG_0794Sailing

Nothing builds life long memories like spending time together, in a sailboat! The Family Sailing class is a weekend activity designed for children and their parents or grandparents to learn the basics of sailing together in a fun and friendly environment. Classes encourage and promote sailing activities the whole family can enjoy. Children must be at least 8 years of age and accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times. Each group has a maximum of eight participants. No prior sailing experience is necessary.

  • July 7th, 8th & 9th
  • August 11th,12th & 13th

See the Camp Registration Form for dates and the Dues and Fees Schedule for fees. Please note that fees paid qualify as child care expenditures for tax purposes. Appropriate receipts are provided. All participants must be members of the Fédération de Voile du Québec.

Adult Sailing

Our weekend Adult Sailing program is available for both the beginner and those who already have some experience. Whether you are looking to formalize your sailing experiences, start from scratch, or just want to learn more, our instructors will be ready to teach you all the skills necessary to build confidence, or broaden your existing skills. Each group has a maximum of eight participants.

  • July 16th, 23th and 30th

See the Adult Lesson Registration Form for dates and the Dues and Fees Schedule for fees. All participants must be members of the Fédération de Voile du Québec.

Private Sailing Lessons

Private lessons tailored to your needs are available by request. Sign up using the Child Lesson Registration Form and the Adult Activity Registration Form. See the Dues and Fees Schedule for fees.