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High Performance Laser Team


High Performance Laser Race Team:
The BYC High Performance Laser Race Team program focuses on training for sailing competition at a provincial and national level. Sailors from the team are often selected for their provincial sailing team or even the youth national sailing team. Sailors may also achieve multiple levels in a single season up to Can Sail 6. 
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, 2021 race team training will operate under strict guidelines and rules. The program will run on weekends during the Spring, Monday to Friday during the Summer months, and weekends during the fall. Training is highly dependent on the wind and may be cancelled at any time if the conditions don’t allow for safe sailing. If regatta competitions do resume, the team will be attending most local events as well as CORK and Youth Nationals.
The team is open to all sailors who have their own Laser in good condition to race. To be eligible for the team, sailors must also have either previous racing experience or their CANSail 3 certification. Sailors and their parents/guardians must sign a code of conduct to participate.
 Team Cost: TBD. A $150 deposit will be required. Space is limited


Spring Schedule (dependent on conditions):
• Saturdays - Sundays (May 1st - June 20th)
Summer Schedule (dependent on conditions):
• Mondays - Fridays (June 28th - August 27th)
• Daily schedule will vary depending on the wind (usually a 9:30am start)
• No Training July 1 & August 3
Fall Schedule (dependent on conditions):
• Saturdays - Sundays (September 4th - October 17th)

Payment: Please contact Mark Walton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 613-828-5167 (Ext. 241) to arrange payment. Installment plans are available, and refunds will be issues on a prorated basis if the program is suspended due to COVID-19


Coach Bio: Nicolas Kim

Nick Kim

Nicolas Kim brings a wealth of experience to BYC, having coached with the Quebec Sailing Federation, KYC and RCYC. Nicolas has worked alongside and coached many competitive athletes including Olympians. While he started his coaching career at BYC in 2005, he has been the Head Coach of the Laser team since 2016. In the winter of 2008 while looking for new challenges and opportunities, Nicolas started the International Sailing Academy in Mexico with his friend Vaughn Harrison. A graduate of McGill University, he holds a Master’s in Nutrition. In 2015, following his studies, Nicolas bought a farm near Mont-Tremblant where he practices organic farming. He returned to the BYC Laser Team as coach the following year. Nicolas has a long-term plan to develop a high-performance training program at BYC that will provide youth athletes the opportunities to attain their sailing goals at a national, or even Olympic, level.


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