CANSail 5/6

CANSail 5 & 6

CANSail 5 and 6 / Race Team further develop the sailor’s skill set. The program emphasizes race tactics and strategy and introduces spinnaker and trapeze skills. Sailors generally require CANSail 4. A full summer (6 weeks) of training is also required to complete a level. Sailors are required to compete in a weekend regattas to complete the level. These levels are appropriate for ages 14 thru 19+.

You do not need to be a member to learn sailing at the BYC.

What is CANSail

The CANSail Program is Sail Canada’s national training program for sailing in dinghies. The program is made up of core 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. The programming is designed to get – and keep – sailors excited about sailing for life!

Why CANSail

CANSail is designed to be a set of progressive learn to sail standards focused on providing sailors with a solid foundation of core skills. It allows sailors to learn and progress in any type of boat and consolidates key skills and solid experiences before adding complex skills.

Spring Training

This is a great way to get all the winter rust out before starting your summer session! A variety of skills will be covered, including any student-specific interests or needs. Sessions will be 5 hours long and most of that time will be spent on water. These workshop-style training sessions are a perfect tune-up for summer. You can work on CANSail checklist requirements, or just get out and enjoy an afternoon on the water!

Spring Training


Dates Cost
June 14-25, 2021  $500.00
June 28 – July 2, 2021   $280.00
Dates & Prices
CANSAIL 5 Early Registration
Before May 2
June 14 – 25, 2021 $675.00 $700.00
June 28 – July 2, 2021 $255.00 $280.00
July 5 – 16, 2021 $675.00 $700.00
July 19 – 30, 2021 $675.00 $700.00
August 3 – 13, 2021 $605.00 $630.00
August 16 – 27, 2021 $675.00 $700.00
August 30 – September 3, 2021 $325.00 $350.00


Youth Sailing Camp

2 sailboats launching at the Barrie Yacht Club
Camp Life
adult sailing on Kempenfelt Bay in Barrie Ontario