LEARN TO SAIL WITH TISC'S CANSail LESSONS

Never set foot in a boat? No problem! You’ll have your sea legs in just a few short weeks.


Our affordable CANSail 1/2 and 3/4 courses as well as our Midweek Social Sailing program — unique to our club — prepare you to be out on the water quickly and safely. Our education program, approved by Sail Canada, gives members access to certified instructors.   CANSail is internationally recognized in the world of sailing.  We combine CANSail 1 & 2 into one course to give you more knowledge as well as bang for your buck.  The same applies to CANSail levels 3 & 4.

CANSail 1/2

For formal basic sailing training, CANSail 1/2, a single course combining CANSail levels 1&2 lessons, introduces novice members to boat handling, the different points of sail, and other basic skills.   Mastery of this course will give you what you need to move from Novice to Helms!

New this year, each CANSail session includes 8 classes, up from the 5 offered in previous years, so you'll gain even more experience.

CANSail 3/4

For formal intermediate sailing training, we offer CANSail 3/4, in which the finer points of sail trim and specialized skills like rudderless sailing and roll tacking are mastered.  With this course under your belt you'll be ready to try the Skippers test.

Like CANSail 1/2, CANSail 3/4 are combined and offered over an 8 week period.

A student in CANSail 3/4 must have already passed CANSail 1/2.

Register for CANSail

    • 26 May 2018
    • 07 Jul 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • TISC
    • 3
    Register

    CANSail 3/4 begins on Saturday May 26th. Open to members who have completed CANSail 1/2. This intermediate sailing course teaches sailors to integrate the fundamental boat handling manoeuvers and balance with basic tactics and strategy as well as applied sail trim. Sailors are exposed to a greater variety of conditions. Succeeding at CANSAIL 3 will prime you to become a Sr Helm at the club.  CANSail 4 is your best prep for becoming a Skipper.

    Schedule:

    Saturday May 26, 2018  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Saturday June 2, 2018  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Saturday June 10, 2018  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Saturday June 16, 2018  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Saturday June 23, 2018  No Class / TISC Regatta
    Saturday June 30, 2018  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Saturday July 7, 2018  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    RAINDATE: Sat Jun 30 (long weekend);     RAINDATE: Sun Jul 7

    We limit the course to 10 students.  Tuition is $200.00 + HST.   

    Please note: all start times are Tender times.  CanSail 3/4 is a rigorous course so please come on time and be prepared to go out on the water quickly. 

    ALL SALES ARE FINAL WITHIN 4 WEEKS OF COURSE START DATE.

    • 03 Jun 2018
    • 29 Jul 2018
    • 9 sessions
    • TISC
    • 9
    Register

    At TISC we're proud of our comprehensice learn to sail course. Taught by certified Sail Canada instructors the CANSail programming means lots of time on the water in a safe, fun and active learning environment, with relatively less time spent in a classroom. Sailors learn the skills and enter into fun and challenging experiences suited to their stage of development. The programming is designed to get - and keep - sailors excited about sailing for life! 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.

    CANSail 1 teaches sailors the fundamental sailing skills including basic sheeting, steering, and boat handling on all points of sail. Sailors can sail within defined boundaries set by an instructor.

    CANSail 2 teaches sailors to adjust their bodies and boats for changes in direction and wind speed while sailing, and to perform boat-handling manoeuvers in a controlled manner while in a controlled setting.

    • Open to members only, this CANSail 1/2 course runs on Sundays over 8 weeks
    • Completion of CANSail 1 & 2 + a few boat repairs gives you a TISC Helms status. 
    • Certificates are awarded by Sail Canada 
    • We limit our CANSail 1/2 course to 12 students. 
    • Tuition is $180.00 + GST.  All sales are final for courses.
    • Start times indicate the Tender departure times students must take to the island. 
    • Dates are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances, such as inclement weather. Whenever possible in these cases, on-land instruction will be substituted
    • Course runs from Sunday June 3rd thru Sunday July 29th, assuming there is a session on July 1.  If the Canada Day session is rescheduled, you will be advised.
      HELP THE CLUB:  Please pay by e-transfer if you can and keep the PayPay fees in the club.
      QUESTIONS: email Allan at education@torontosailing.com
      • 07 Jul 2018
      • 25 Aug 2018
      • 8 sessions
      • TISC
      • 12
      Register

      At TISC we're proud of our comprehensice learn to sail course. Taught by certified Sail Canada instructors the CANSail programming means lots of time on the water in a safe, fun and active learning environment, with relatively less time spent in a classroom. Sailors learn the skills and enter into fun and challenging experiences suited to their stage of development. The programming is designed to get - and keep - sailors excited about sailing for life! 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.

      CANSail 1 teaches sailors the fundamental sailing skills including basic sheeting, steering, and boat handling on all points of sail. Sailors can sail within defined boundaries set by an instructor.

      CANSail 2 teaches sailors to adjust their bodies and boats for changes in direction and wind speed while sailing, and to perform boat-handling manoeuvers in a controlled manner while in a controlled setting.

      • Open to members only, this CANSail 1/2 course runs on Sundays over 8 weeks
      • Completion of CANSail 1 & 2 + a few boat repairs gives you a TISC Helms status. 
      • Certificates are awarded by Sail Canada 
      • We limit our CANSail 1/2 course to 12 students. 
      • Tuition is $180.00 + GST.  All sales are final for courses.
      • Start times indicate the Tender departure times students must take to the island. 
      • Dates are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances, such as inclement weather. Whenever possible in these cases, on-land instruction will be substituted
      • Course runs from Sunday June 3rd thru Sunday July 29th, assuming there is a session on July 1.  If the Canada Day session is rescheduled, you will be advised.
        HELP THE CLUB:  Please pay by e-transfer if you can and keep the PayPay fees in the club.
        QUESTIONS: email Allan at education@torontosailing.com

      Not a member? Join us next season!

       CANSail lessons are available to TISC Sailing members.

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