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:
- CANSail 1&2:
- 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: 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.
- 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.
- CANSail after Basic Cruising: This is for participants who have completed their Basic Cruising standard and would now like to experience dinghy sailing. Join a full CANSail course at a discounted rate. Practice and transfer the skills you learned in a keelboat into the dinghies.
A dinghy requires the weight of the skipper/crew to keep the boat upright and prevent it from capsizing.