2017 Course Dates

For 2017, registration will be staggered for returning students and new students.

  • Registration for returning Students will be on April 1st .
  • All other students will be on May 1st .

We will again offer CanSail beginner course Levels 1 & 2 using Flying Junior sailboats. and advanced course Levels 3 & 4 using Lasers.

The 2017 Course Dates are: July 17-21; July 31-Aug. 4; Aug 7-11; Aug 21-25. ALL CANSail Levels 1-2-3 and 4 will be run in each of the 4 weeks.

Other Info

CANSail 1 and 2 groups will use Flying Junior boats while advanced sailors will use Lasers (including a two-person vessel) and a Byte.

All groups will be taught by CANSail approved instructors.

For CANSail 1 and 2 participants, we combine more knowledgeable sailors with “newbies” (generally 3 persons per boat) to provide newcomers with a guiding hand in the first few days. Our instructors are certified by BC Sailing under auspices of a national program. Junior and Intermediate sailors in the CANSail 1 and 2 programs will be evaluated on the Friday afternoon after our traditional picnic on Mortimer Spit. They are eligible for competency certificates from our national sailing organization.

The CANSail 3 and 4 levels are taught using Laser sailboats along with a Byte. Our instructors are CANSail certified, ensuring successful participants will receive nationally recognized certificates of competency.

Courses run from Monday to Friday inclusive. All courses are C$150 per week with registration on April 1st for returning students and May 1st for new participants. For 2017, we have greatly expanded the level of courses to meet student demand.

As of June 1, 2017 we still have openings in 6 of our 8 courses. Space availability is:

July 17 – 21                    CanSail 1/2          0 spaces                             CanSail 3/4          2 spaces

July 31 – Aug 4              CanSail 1/2          3 spaces                             CanSail 3/4          1 space

Aug 7 – 11                      CanSail 1/2          1 space                                CanSail 3/4          3 spaces

Aug 21-25                       CanSail 1/2          0 spaces                              CanSail 3/4          7 spaces