2020 Youth Sailing Programs and Camps
Session 1: July 6-17
Session 2: July 20-31
Session 3: August 3-14
Session 4: August 17-28
Sessions run from 9 am to 4 pm, Monday - Friday
The Barrie Yacht Club offers the entire spectrum of Sail Canada-accredited curriculum, including all 6 CANSail progressions. CanSail is designed as a progressive set of standards focused on a
foundation of core sailing skills. Each Cansail level has a checklist of associated skills that must be consistently performed by each sailor to achieve certification at that level. A sailor progresses
thru the levels, consolidating knowledge and experience over time.
CANSail 1 and 2
CANSail 3 and 4
CANSail 5 and 6
CanSail is designed as a progressive set of standards focused on a foundation of core sailing skills. Each Cansail level has a checklist of associated skills that must be consistently performed by each sailor to achieve certification at that level. A sailor progresses thru the levels consolidating knowledge and experience over time.
CANSail 1 and 2 introduce fundamental sailing skills. As the first step in learning to sail a small boat, you’ll learn about the different parts of the boat, and learn some basics sailing skills - like tiller steering and proper body position. Level 1 and 2
typically require at least two weeks of sailing per level to allow sailors time to learn and demonstrate the skills required. These classes are geared towards sailors ages 8 thru 19+
CANSail 3 and 4 builds upon the fundamental sailing skills learned in Cansail 2 while introducing more advanced sailing techniques. The courses emphasize boat speed, maneuver efficiency and technical accuracy. Sailors generally require at least 4 weeks of training to demonstrate and complete the skill set. Sailors in level 4 are required to compete in a regatta to complete the level. Our courses are offered in 2-week blocks to allow for all the material to be covered. These levels are appropriate for ages 11 thru 19+
Cansail 5 and 6 / Race Team further develop the sailor’s skill set. The program emphasizes race tactics and strategy, and introduce 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. Theses levels are appropriate for ages 14 thru 19+
Depending on demand, we have the ability to offer the CanSail accredited "Chutes and Wires” program. This program will focus on teaching Spinnaker, trapeze and other double-handed sailing skills. This program is highly recommended to any students who may desire to race in a double-handed fleet in the future or simply take a more athletic approach to sailing. CANsail 3 is required. Chutes and Wires will be offered during sessions one, two and three of our Sailing School program.