Junior CANSail Program

2021 Summer Sailing Program for Kids

We have been working with guidance from Sail Canada and Ontario Sailing to define a program that would work under the guidelines the Ontario government has documented to-date. If we are able to operate our sailing program this season the details of how it will be done have been incorporated into our refreshed Parents Handbook. We encourage all new and returning families to read the handbook before registering so that you are familiar with the new structure of our sailing program.

Highlights of Program Changes:

  • Sessions are now two weeks long instead of one week.
  • Increased number of single-handed boats.
  • Two schedules per day to minimize the number of sailors on land.

Returning Sailors

If your child has sailed with SLSC in the past or any other CANSail program then they should already have an account created on the Checklick system. If you need to update address, emergency contact or health card information for your child you can do so by logging into your account on the Checklick site. The site also allows you to see what CANSail levels your child has completed and how they are progressing on their current level.

CANSail Learn to Sail Programs:

Wet Feet: Try sailing for the 1st time! You will be hooked for life!

Recommended Age: 8-9
Skill Level: New to sailing
Prerequisites: Water Comfort
Boat: Sail Cube
Fees: $420/session

Our Wet Feet group gently introduces our youngest sailors to the culture of sailing. Sailing sessions are complimented with a variety of activities to keep the kids safe and having fun at all times.

Wet Feet Registration

CANSail 1-2: Learn to Sail Fundamentals

Recommended Age: 9+
Skill Level: New to sailing
Prerequisites: Water Comfort
Boat: Opti, Pico
Fees: $420/session

This introductory program is for those looking to dip their toes into the sport of sailing with no experience required, all while keeping fun as the main focus. Beginner sailors build a strong foundation of sailing skills, both technical and practical, such as sail trim and teamwork. The children are placed in a boat best for their size and are gradually introduced to important concepts to improve their sailing experience.

CANSail 1-2 Registration

CANSail 3: Learn to Sail Intermediate

Recommended Age: 10-14
Prerequisites: CANSail 2 level completed
Boat: RS Feva, O’Pen Skiff, Opti, Pico
Fees: $420/session

Sailors begin to integrate fundamental boat handling maneuvers and balance with basic sail trim and tactics. They will begin to apply their sailing skills to varying wind and weather conditions, and gain exposure to a variety of different boats available at SLSC. As sailors continue to build their confidence, so will their independence and communication grow working with their fellow sailors.

CANSail 3 Registration

CANSail 4-6: Learn to Sail Advanced

Recommended Age: 14-16
Prerequisites: CANSail 3 level completed
Boats: Club 420, O’Pen Skiff, Laser
Fees: $490/sessions

Experienced sailors start exploring racing and other forms of sailing to find their pathway to a lifelong passion for the sport. These sailors will take their skills and knowledge to the next level in boat handling skills in a variety of conditions and are introduced to trapeze and spinnaker flying.            

*CANSail 4 is the minimum sailing level required to become a Sail Canada certified instructor.

CANSail 4-6 Registration

SLSC Learn to Race Program

Participants working on their CANSail 2 or 3 level in the morning program are invited to participate in our afternoon programs, which will provide extra training to get sailors to the next level.

Learn To Race

Recommended Age: 9-14
Prerequisites: Must be enrolled in the CANSail 2 or 3 morning program at SLSC.
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Fees: $70/session

This introductory program will put a focus on learning the foundations of racing specific terminology, tactics, and boat handling. This group is intended for sailors that have learned the basics, are learning the intermediate sailing skills and are ready for more of challenge.  

*Sailors will compete in their first local club regatta to grow their racing experience before moving on to the next step in the competitive pathway.

Learn to Race Registration

If you have questions about the program or have issues with the online registration please fill out the form below

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