In CANSail 1 you can expect to learn sailing terminology, points of sail in a boat with two sails, tacking, gybing, safety, righting a capsized boat and knot tying. In CANSail 2 you will develop your sailing techniques while learning about sail controls, local geography and weather and right of way rules. Upon completion of CANSail 2 you will be able to confidently skipper your own small sailboat. CANSail 1 & 2 classes are taught on RS Zest dinghies.
In CANSail 3 you will learn advanced boat handling. This includes how to accelerate and slow down efficiently, roll tacks, roll gybes, rudderless sailing, and backward sailing. CANSail 4 is an introduction to racing where you will fine-tune skills learned in previous classes and apply them to the racecourse. The program also incorporates basic racing rules, tactics, and strategy. CANSail 3 & 4 are taught using 420 dinghies.