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Our affordable CANSail 1/2 and 3/4 courses as well as our mid-week Social Sailing program — unique to our club — prepare you to be out on the water quickly and safely. At TISC we're proud of our comprehensive Learn To Sail course. Our courses are taught by certified Sail Canada instructors. See below for a complete description for each course and registration links. Sign up early as these classes fill up quickly.

CANSail 1/2

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

Both CANSail 1/2 A and CANSail 1/2 B are sold out, but you can still take advantage of our unique social sailing program! 

Social sailing takes place on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evenings. Novice sailors are paired with experienced sailors. This allows members to learn skills at their own pace. You will have the opportunity to improve your skills and achieve Helms, Senior Helms or Skipper status throughout. After social sailing, we fire up the BBQs and socialize over a potluck. Bring something to BBQ for yourself, and something to share! We have limited spaces remaining for social sailing in the 2019 season, so sign up soon!

Have questions? Contact us at info@torontosailing.com.

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

Register for CANSail

    • 22 Jun 2019
    • 20 Jul 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • TISC
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    sailboats in Toronto inner harbourAt TISC we're proud of our comprehensive 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 maneuvers in a controlled manner while in a controlled setting.

    • Open to members only, this CANSail 1/2 course takes place over 6 full days
    • Completion of CANSail 1/2 + a few additional sailing skill demonstration + 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 $150.00 + HST; 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

    Interested and have questions? Contact education@torontosailing.com.

    • 27 Jul 2019
    • 18 Aug 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • TISC
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    sailboats in Toronto inner harbourAt TISC we're proud of our comprehensive 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 maneuvers in a controlled manner while in a controlled setting.

    • Open to members only, this CANSail 1/2 course takes place over 6 full days
    • Completion of CANSail 1/2 + a few additional sailing skill demonstration + 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 $150.00 + HST; 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

    Interested and have questions? Contact education@torontosailing.com.

    • 07 Sep 2019
    • 22 Sep 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • TISC
    • 10
    Register

    Open to members who have completed CANSail 1/2. This intermediate sailing course teaches sailors to integrate the fundamental boat handling maneuvers 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 Senior Helm at the club. CANSail 4 is your best prep for becoming a Skipper.

    We limit the course to 12 students for only $175.00 + HST.

    Start time indicates the marina tender departure time students must take to the island. CANSail 3/4 is a rigorous course so please come on time and prepared to go out on the water quickly.

    Please note that all sales are final for courses.

    Dates are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances, such as inclement weather. Whenever possible in these cases, on-land instruction will be substituted. 

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