420 CANSail 1

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Age Range:


Optimal Sailor Weight Range:

46 – 73 kg
Weight range is the optimal and recommended for performing the required skills for this program.

Program Description:

The 420 is one of the most popular double handed dinghies for junior sailing.  With one of the largest fleets on Lake Ontario, this boat provides a challenge to advanced sailors, yet is simple enough for beginners to learn the basics. 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 is recommended but not required

Learning Outcomes CANSail 1:
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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