Optimist CANSail 3&4

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Age Range:


Optimal Sailor Weight Range:

35 – 45 kg
Weight range is the optimal and recommended for performing the required skills for this program.

Program Description:

The Optimist CANSail 3&4 program is comprised of sailors who have achieved their CANSail 1&2 and would like to progress further in the Optimist fleet.  This program offers a more in-depth understanding of boat speed, sail trim and advanced boat handling skills.  Sailors will also be introduced to basic theoretical knowledge. This course may present opportunities to race at local junior regattas.

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

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


CANSail 2

Learning Outcomes CANSail 3:
Sailors will learn:
  • Heel to assist with steering and helm balance
  • Trim sail using bridle height, vang, cunningham, and outhaul
  • Roll for optimal speed during tack or gybe
  • Adjust sheeting & balance to accelerate in different conditions

Learning Outcomes CANSail 4:
Sailors will learn:
  • Demonstrate optimal body position on all points of sail and all conditions
  • Depower using sail controls, steering and sheeting
  • Tack on a header, Gybe on a lift
  • Steer boat and move body position to promote planing and surfing

Boating Schedule

4-week sessions

Mon-Fri 8:45am-4:00pm

session start end
3*/4/5/6 Jul 4 Jul 28
7/8**/9/10 Jul 31 Aug 25


member non member
4 weeks $1205 $1465

HST is extra for kids 14 and up.

Note: * Camp Closed Mon, July 3 Canada Day Holiday ** Camp Closed Mon, Aug 7 Simcoe Day Holiday PRICING FOR 4-DAY SESSIONS WILL BE PRO-RATED AT 80% OF THE STANDARD WEEKLY RATE

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