Weekend Basic Sailing Course


CANSail 1 and 2 are the introductory levels. Courses run for 2 successive weekends from 9am-1pm or 2-6pm (some exceptions).

Level 1, 2 & 3 are available in this format, be sure to pick the appropriate level.

Get your Pleasure Craft Operators Card during the course for 40% off regular rate (optional).


1) Sign up to get your pleasure craft operators card during the course.
2) Opt in to be registered in the Sail Canada database upon completion.

  • Description


    In CANSail 1 you can expect to learn sailing terminology, points of sail, 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.

    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.

    Level 1 classes are taught on our Escape and Zest dinghies. Level 2 & 3 are taught using Zests and 420′s