The CANSail Program is Sail Canada’s national training program for sailing in dinghies. The program is made up of standards that promote progressive training of core dinghy sailing skills and knowledge.
CANSail programming means lots of time on the water in a safe, fun, and active learning environment. Sailors learn the skills and enter into fun and challenging experiences suited to their age and stage of development. It allows sailors to learn and progress in any type of boat while consolidating key skills and experience before moving on to more complex material.
The programming is designed to get – and keep – sailors excited about sailing for life.
Programming specific to ages 5 to 8, in an Optimist dinghy. Active Start stage of the LTSD.
CANSail 1 & 2
Fundamental skill acquisition in any type of boat (single/double-handed). Fundamental stage of the LTSD.
CANSail 3 & 4
Applied skill acquisition in any type of boat (single/double-handed). Learn to Sail Fast stage of the LTSD
CANSail 5 & 6
Applied skill consolidation in any type of boat (single/double-handed). Learn to Train stage of the LTSD.
Chutes & Wires
Specialized double-handed performance skill consolidation. Learn to Train stage of the LTSD. Chutes and Wires may be delivered concurrently with other levels in the CANSail program.
What CANSail level should my sailor be in this year?