Courses

 Register Online April 1st

Note: Schedule of sessions subject to change depending on number of registrants and instructor availability. Please email gibsonssailing@gmail.com with any questions.

Introduction to Sailing – 2023

NOTE ** The CANSail level 1 (a 2 week session)  is also a good choice for new sailors!

Ages 8 and up

Sailors will meet each day at Dougal Park in lower Gibsons at 9:00 am. Please pick up at 3:00 pm.

This 1 week course introduces younger kids to sailing in a low key environment.  Participants will be working on many of the same skills taught in the full CANSail 1 program.

July 3-7
July 10-14
July 17-21
July 24-28
Aug 7-11
Aug 14-18

Aug 21-25

Cost: $300

Basic Sailing

CANsail 1

This 2 week course teaches new sailors the basics of sailing in Laser-Picos and Optimist dingys.

Sailors will meet each day at Dougal Park in lower Gibsons at 9:00 am. Please pick up at 3:00 pm.

July 3-14
July 17-28
Aug 7-18

Aug 21-25  (1 week session $300.00)

CANsail 2

This 2 week course builds on the basics of sailing (from CANsail 1) in Laser- Picos, Laser 4.7 and Optimist dingys.

Sailors will meet each day at Dougal Park in lower Gibsons at 9:00 am. Please pick up at 3:00 pm.

July 3-14
July 17-28
Aug 7-18

Aug 21-25   (1 week session $300)

Cost: $600.00 per 2 week  session

Intermediate/Advanced Sailing

CANSail levels 3, 4, 5 and 6

***Sailors will meet each day at Dougal Park in lower Gibsons at 9:30 am. Please pick up at 4:00 pm.

CANSail 3

This 2 week course is taught in Laser 4.7, Optis and double-handed club 420 dinghys and emphasizes boat speed and manoeuvring while introducing students to a racing environment that emphasizes technical accuracy over results.

July 3-14
July 17-28 $600.00 for 2 weeks sessions

CANSail 4

This 2 week course teaches advanced sailing skills, sail tuning, tactics and mental skills. Coaches help sailors achieve performance and personal goals. CANSail 4 is taught in Laser 4.7, Optis and double-handed club 420 dinghys.

July 3-14
July 17-28 $600.00 for 2 week sessions

August 7-25  ***This is a 3 week session in order to prepare for racing at Royal Vancouver Yacht Club’s Commodore’s Cup $900.00 per 3 week session

CANSail 5 and CANSail 6

Race training course for Advanced Sailors who prefer to sail Lasers and 420’s.  Sailors are required to compete in a weekend regatta such as Commodore’s Cup  to complete the level.

August 7-25  ***This is a 3 week session in order to prepare for racing at Royal Vancouver Yacht Club’s Commodore’s Cup

Cost: $900.00 per 3 week session