420 CANSail 1 

AGES 10-17
Mon-Fri 8:45am-4:00pm

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.

Optimal Sailor Weight Range:

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


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


2-week sessions
Mon-Fri 8:45am-4:00pm

session start end
3* + 4 Jul 3 Jul 13
5 + 6 Jul 16 Jul 27
7 + 8** Jul 30 Aug 10
9 + 10 Aug 13 Aug 24

Pricing for 420 CANSail 2
member non member
2 week $645 $775

HST is extra for kids 14 and up

* Camp Closed Mon, July 2 Canada Day Holiday
**  Camp Closed Mon, Aug 6 Simcoe Day Holiday