A dinghy is generally sailed by one or two people and the boat usually ranges from 6 feet to 18 feet long.
Courses available are:
- BEGINNER SAILOR – CANSail 1&2 (combined class):
- Level 1: New sailors will learn how to properly trim sails and perform basic maneuvers such as tacking and gybing. Sailors also learn basic safety skills such as capsize recovery and towing.
- Level 2: New sailors learn to identify wind direction, steer a set course (tacking and gybing) and keep a boat balanced. Physical flexibility is also practiced as well as seamanship and safety skills.
- INTERMEDIATE SAILOR – CANSail 3: Sailing skills are further refined and new skills, such as sailing by the lee and sailing backwards, are introduced. Participants will become familiar with right-of-way rules and racing fundamentals.
A dinghy requires the weight of the skipper/crew to keep the boat upright and prevent it from capsizing.
SPECIAL: Register for a CANSail and Basic Cruising course in the same season, and receive a special discount. Contact us for more details.