Optimist CANSail 1

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Boating Schedule

Mon-Fri 8:45am – 4:00pm

Age Range:


Optimal Sailor Weight Range:

35 – 45 kg (77 – 100 lbs)
Weight range is the optimal and recommended for performing the required skills for this program.

Program Description:

The Optimist Dinghy is one of the most widely used training vessels in the world.  It provides an outstanding environment to learn both basic and advanced sailing skills.  This boat is simple to rig and very responsive on the water.  The CANSail 1 program will introduce participants to the fundamental sailing and safety knowledge that is the foundation of the CANSail Learn to Sail framework.

This course is offered in four two-week sessions. Upon successful completion of the skills checklist, sailors will be awarded a certificate of achievement.

One week sessions are available upon request. Recommended minimum to attain CANSail certification is two weeks.


Wetfeet recommended but not required

Learning Outcomes
Sailors will learn:
  • Parts of a boat – rigging and de-rigging
  • Overall safety – measures on water and pre sailing preparation
  • Proper launching and docking procedure
  • Introduction to tacking and gybing

* Camp Closed Mon, July 3 Canada Day Holiday
** Camp Closed Mon, Aug 7 Simcoe Day Holiday


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