HSC's Return to Sailing Notice

We want to thank everyone for their patience as we monitored the evolving situation as it applies to Learn to Sail programs and the current pandemic restrictions.

The good news is we have been given the green light to offer programming this summer, provided current public health measures are respected by the club, coaches, participants and their families.

We have been advised that physical distancing guidelines must be followed. As such, our existing programs have to be restructured to adhere to current Sail Canada, Sail Nova Scotia, and provincial guidelines. As you are aware things are changing daily. As restrictions get lifted and social distancing requirements change, HSC will re-evaluate and adapt what it can offer throughout the summer. However, working within the current regulations, HSC’s 2020 summer programming will need to make the following temporary adjustments:

  • Single-handed dinghy sailing focused. (Optis & Lasers). At this time, social distancing prevents double-handed sailing other than by family members. We will accept names of siblings and sailors from bubble families who would like to sail Rad or 420. With enough interest, we will offer double-handed sailing.
  • Returning sailors ONLY. As a precaution, sailors must have experience sailing and the proven ability to sail independently. Coaches will assess each participant's ability and whether it is felt they can participate in the program safely.
  • No Wet Feet program. We love and appreciate our little Wet Feet sailors but unfortunately, with the social distancing requirements in place, we feel it is not possible to operate the program safely at this moment.
  • CanSail 1 will be offered as a half-day program. The use of our property for the delivery of programs will be limited this summer. As a result, sailors will spend extended periods of time on the water. This is not practical for the beginner sailor. Pricing of the program will be reduced accordingly.
  • Staggered arrival and departure times.  Due to group size limitations, we are required to limit the number of people on the property. One group of sailors will be scheduled to arrive and launch prior to the next group’s arrival. Further details on these schedules will follow once classes are finalized.
  • Out of province sailors MUST self isolate for 14 days prior to participation in the program.

We understand this may look quite different from what you planned, but we are fortunate.  Many sports have not been given the go-ahead to operate and are cancelling their seasons. Since our sport enables us to implement social distancing protocol, we will be able to get many sailors out of the house and on the water this summer.