Sailing

CYA Sail Programs, Basic Cruising, Skills Development and more

Sailing - Intro to CANSail/CANSail 1

This introductory course teaches the basics of sailing for wind strengths of 8-15 km/hr. Emphasis is on hands-on experience in the boat and sailing with other students under instructor supervision. Students will work on completing CANSail skills in dinghy class sailboats. No sailing experience necessary to enroll in this course.

Sailing - Adult Recreational Racing

The course is for adult sailing students looking to develop their sailing skills in a fun, social environment. Sail in winds up to 45km/hr with an emphasis on developing basic racing skills and teamwork. Completion of CANSail 2 is a prerequisite.

Sailing - CANSail 1

This course is for beginner sailors who have no previous experience or beginners who are over 100lbs. Students will sail in winds up to 30km/hr and learn basic propulsion, direction and balance skills in a 420 class sailboat. Emphasis will be placed on teamwork, and having fun!

Sailing - CANSail 1/2

This course is for sailors looking to work on CANSail 1 or 2 skills. This course is for intermediate sailors who have previously taken a CANSail 1 or CANSail1 Opti course. Sail in winds up to 35km/hr and continue to refine propulsion, direction and balance skills in 420 class sailboats. Emphasis will be on teamwork, skill development and fun! Students must be 100lbs+.

Sailing - CANSail 2

his course is for intermediate sailors who have previously taken a CANSail 1 or CANSail1 Opti course. Sail in winds up to 35km/hr and continue to refine propulsion, direction and balance skills in 420 class sailboats. Emphasis will be on teamwork, skill development and fun! Students must be 100lbs+.

Sailing - CANSail 2 Adult

This course is for adult sailing students looking to work on CANSail 2 skills. Students will sail in winds up to 35 km/hr and will continue to refine basic propulsion, direction and balance skills in dinghy class sailboats. Intro to CANSail is a prerequisite.

Sailing - CANSail 2/3

This course is for sailors looking to work on CANSail 2 or 3 skills. This course is for intermediate sailors. Sail in winds up to 40km/hr and learn intermediate sailing skills and basic racing knowledge. Emphasis will be on teamwork, skill development and a fun sailing environment! CANSail 2 or CANSail 2 Opti course is a prerequisite.

Sailing - CANSail 3

This course is for intermediate sailors. Sail in winds up to 40km/hr and learn intermediate sailing skills and basic racing knowledge. Emphasis will be on teamwork, skill development and a fun sailing environment! CANSail 2 or CANSail 2 Opti course is a prerequisite.

Sailing - CANSail 3/4

This course is for adult sailing students looking to work on CANSail 3 or 4 skills. You’ll sail in winds up to 45 km/hr and continue to refine your propulsion, direction and balance skills in dinghy class sailboats. CANSail 2 and/or 3 is a prerequisite.

Sailing - CANSail 4

CANSail 4 is a course for intermediate sailors. The course will cover CANSail 4 material, which consists of intermediate sailing skills and basic racing skills. Students must have taken CANSail 3 to register. Students will sail in wind up to 40km/hr, and in Laser class sailboats. Emphasis will be placed in skill refinement in racing specific environments.

Sailing - CANSail 5/Shoots and Wires

This course is for intermediate sailors. Students will sail in 40km/hr+ winds in a safe and fun environment, while learning spinnaker and trapeze skills in a 420 class sailboat. CANSail 4 is a prerequisite.

Sailing - CANSail Opti 1

This course is for students looking to work on their CANSail 1 skills. Sail in winds up to 35 km/hr and refine basic propulsion, direction and balance skills in an Optimist class sailboat, specific to this weight class. Students must be under 100lbs and have taken a Wet Feet course previously.

Sailing - CANSail Opti 2

CANSail Opti 2 supports CANSail 2 skill building. Sail in winds up to 35 km/hr and refine propulsion, direction and balance skills in an Optimist class sailboat, specific to this weight class. Students must be under 100lbs and have taken a Wet Feet or CANSail Opti course previously.

Sailing - Intro to CANSail

This introductory course teaches the basics of sailing for wind strengths of 8-15 km/hr. Emphasis is on hands-on experience in the boat and sailing with other students under instructor supervision. Students will work on completing CANSail skills in dinghy class sailboats. No sailing experience necessary to enroll in this course.

Sailing - Junior Sailing Club

Develop your skills in the Junior Sailing Club! Working on boat handling and racing skills, students sail either Optimist or Laser class sailboats. This program feeds into instructor and competitive streams of the sailing community. You are required to have taken CANSail 2 and there’s no weight minimum.

Sailing - Pre-care and Post-care

Pre-care and/or post-care is available for before and after camp hours.

Sailing - Start Keelboat - Basics

In this introductory sailing course, students will learn the basics of sailing in a Keelboat. Prepare to sail in winds up to 30km/hr with a focus on hands-on experience and learning the basic skills required to operate a keelboat class sailboat. Intro to CANSail or above is a prerequisite.

Sailing - Start Keelboat - Racing

This introductory sailing course teaches the basics of racing a keelboat in winds up to 40km/hr! Emphasis is on hands-on experience and refining physical and technical skills introduced in the Start Keelboat – Basics. Start Keelboat - Basics is a prerequisite.

Sailing - WetFeet 7-8

In this hands-on introductory course, your junior sailor will participate in fun activities on water and on land. Using boats specifically designed for juniors, participants will explore in groups of 2 or 3 with an emphasis on fun and participation. For ages 7 to 8 - no experience necessary.

Sailing - WetFeet 9+

In this hands-on introductory course, students participate in fun activities on water and on land. Using boats specifically designed for juniors, participants will explore in groups of 2 or 3 with an emphasis on fun and participation. For ages 9 and up and under 100lbs – no experience necessary.