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Great Lakes Sailing Trips – Lake Ontario

Back in the 90s, most of my sailing was on the Great Lakes. Predominantly Lake Ontario. I was teaching sailing out of either Hamilton or Kingston. Both areas offered vastly different sailing experiences. It has been years since I even thought about any of…

Canadian Safe Boating Awards —> WINNER!

Nelson Safe Boating Event

I am very proud to announce that Sail Nelson is the recipient of Canada’s Best Boating Safety Initiative Award for 2019! What is the Best Boating Safety Initiative Award? The Best Boating Safety Initiative award is a Canadian Safe Boating Council award. This award…

The beginning… my teaching philosophy from 2017

lighthouse

I am currently finishing up my BC Provincial Instructor Diploma. In writing up my final essay I came across my teaching philosophy statement that I was asked to write when I started the program. This was back in 2017, before I launched Sail Nelson…

2019 Sail Nelson Season Review

Smooth Sailing

Where we started… Well Sail Nelson had another great sailing season this year! The forest fires held off and we were able to have wonderful, clear, sailing all season long! This year’s focus was really on our core Basic Cruising courses. Once again, we…

Sail Selection Part 4 – New Sail Love

Precision Sails

Well I have had my new Precision Sails 110% jib for about two months now. Receiving that shipment in the mail was like Christmas! Sheet Position So far I am figuring out the best position for my sheets relative to my standing rigging and…