Youth Sailing Programs and Camps on Lake Simcoe

2019 Youth Sailing Programs and Camps

Session 1: July 2-12 

Session 2: July 15-26

Session 3: July 29 - August 9

Session 4: August 12-23

Sessions run from 9 am to 4 pm, Monday - Friday 

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CANSail



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+ and sessions start at $472.50. 



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+ and sessions start at $650.00



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+ and sessions start at $1500.00 or $2,300 with a club boat (i.e. - 29er).    



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.

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