Sailing School Cancelled
Under the advice of Ontario Sailing and the Board we have made the decision to cancel the Sailing School for the summer of 2020. We have considered many options but due to safety concerns, we do not see a possible outcome where we can maintain a safe social distance while running a sailing school. For the health of our students, instructors and volunteers we have decided to cancel. We hope to see you next year.
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.