The basic course for small boat sailors. On the water training is emphasized with applicable theory covered in short class sessions. With an experienced Sail Canada instructor as your coach, you will be taught the skills and knowledge required to safely sail a dinghy in moderate wind and sea conditions.
FEE: $445.00 + HST (includes textbook)
OBJECTIVE: On completion of CANSail 1 the sailor will start to understand the basics of sailing a dinghy and will be able to sail in light wind with the support of a coach boat nearby. Upon completion of CANSail 2 the sailor will be able to sail with confidence, competently in wind speeds of 4-9 knots (8-16 km/hr) and perform the required skills proficiently without supervision.
CERTIFICATION AWARDED: Sail Canada CANSail 1 and/or CANSail 2 (see a summary of the standard here), Pleasure Craft Operator’s Card (requires writing an exam)