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Basic Sailing Courses


Build your confidence and earn certification with our high quality courses. We have over 15 years of experience helping beginners pursue the sport of sailing.

Our basic sailing courses follow the internationally recognized curriculum which was designed by Sail Canada. Start with CANSail 1 and work your way up.

Following your introductory course we have a variety of options available to further your development, whether you want to cruise coastal waters, race in local regattas or simply sail a small boat around English Bay.


A great format for optimal retention, these 15 hour courses run Monday to Friday (3 hrs/day eg. 9-12, 1-4, 6-9).

Levels offered: CANSail 1 & 2

Course fee: $270
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16 hour courses over two successive weekends (4 hrs/day eg. 9-1 or 2-6), also some intensive long weekend courses.

Levels offered:  CANSail 1, 2 & 3

Course fee:  $295
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MacSailing offers private instruction for all ages and levels on any boat in our fleet. We have the largest coaching team in Canada. Our instructors come from a variety of sailing backgrounds ranging from national sailing team member to offshore cruiser.

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