The commitment of the Kanata Sailing Club to extend its offer for youth begins here:
starting from 2015, the KSC will allow children of Family members to sail UNACCOMPANIED on some of our boats. These new young sailors, the Yellow Taggers, must be
1) above 12 years old of age
2) children of a Family member and
3) the parent must have either a Blue or Red tag.
The Yellow tag certification is awarded after demonstration of sailing ability in a Laser equivalent to the CanSail2 level of Sail Canada, as outlined in the Yellow Tag Check Out.
Additionally, the ensure the safety of the sailor, the parent must supervise the child at all times while sailing. All details are outlined in the YELLOW TAG RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT, which the parent must sign.
Finally, sailing is allowed:
a. in Lasers or Bytes only;
b. alone or with a Family member who is an adult;
c. in winds less than 10 knots (18.5 Km/h) for 12-15 years old;
d. in winds less than 15 knots (28 Km/h) for 16 and 17 years old.
All details are outlined in the “Ashore Knowledge” of the Yellow Tag Check Out.
Welcome on the water, young sailors!