“The wind is up! Let’s go sailing,” is the call often heard from young sailors at the North Okanagan Sailing Association (NOSA) in the summer months. NOSA is located next to Paddlewheel Park Hall at the Okanagan Landing.
“NOSA is having a great summer for sailing lessons on Lake Okanagan,” said sailing director Glen Dick. “Participation is up with youth sailing and adult sailing, not to mention cadets, scouts and the summer GVPRD recreation camps.”
NOSA is a volunteer association that focuses on teaching safety around the water at the lake, on sailboats or sail boards.
NOSA is a nationally recognized sailing school offering Learn to Sail (LTS) lessons weekly, June through to September, for ages eight and older and instructed by certified CANsail instructors to progressive National Sail Canada Standards.
“This year we are pleased to see more sailing wannabees becoming I CAN SAIL students,” said Dick.
“We have to say thanks to an awesome threesome of nationally certified local instructors including Spencer Freeman-Marsh, Riley Braidwood and Ashley Poulin.”
Said head sailing instructor Freeman-Marsh: “We’ve been able to extend sailing experiences to over 250 new sailors this year, and we focus on learning in a safe and fun environment.”
NOSA’s LTS school also delivers CANsail training to the navy cadets and highs school classes at Okanagan Lake in the spring and fall.
NOSA instructors have also had success speaking to the elementary and middle school classes about water safety at the lake.
For more information about NOSA Learn To Sail, phone 250-260-7234 or e-mail email@example.com.