Courses

Registration begins April 1 2019!

***Schedule of sessions subject to change depending on number of registrants and instructor availability. Please email gibsonssailing@gmail.com with any questions, or if you want to be on a wait list.

Introduction to Sailing

  • NOTE ** The CANSail level 1 (a 2 week session)  is also a good choice for new sailors!

Ages 8 and up
This 1 week course introduces younger kids to sailing in a low key environment.  Participants will be working on many of the same skills taught in the full CANSail 1 program.

July 2-5 (4 days $200)
July 8-12
July 15-19
July 22-26
July 29- Aug 2
Aug 12-16
Aug 19-23

Cost: $260

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TEEN Sailing

  • NOTE** CANSail 1 (2 week session)   BEST choice for new sailors!  No experience needed.

ages 13 and up
This fun 1 week course is a great introduction for new sailors as well as those with some experience.  Participants will be working on many of the skills taught in the CANSail program.

July 2-5

Cost: $200   4 day session


Basic Sailing

CANSail levels 1 & 2

CANsail 1 
This 2 week course teaches new sailors the basics of sailing in Laser-Picos and Optimist dingys.

July 8-19
July 22- Aug 2
Aug 12-23

CANsail 2 
This 2 week course builds on the basics of sailing (from CANsail 1) in Laser- Picos, Laser 4.7 and Optimist dingys.

July 8-19
July 22- Aug 2
Aug 12-23

Cost: $520.00 per 2 week  session


Intermediate Sailing

 CANSail levels 3 & 4

CANSail 3 
This 2 week course is taught in Laser 4.7, Optis and double-handed club 420 dinghys and emphasizes boat speed and manoeuvring while introducing students to a racing environment that emphasizes technical accuracy over results.

July 8-19
July 22- Aug 2

CANSail 4

This 2 week course teaches advanced sailing skills, sail tuning, tactics and mental skills. Coaches help sailors achieve performance and personal goals. CANSail 4 is taught in Laser 4.7, Optis and double-handed club 429 dinghys. Additionally sailors are required to compete in a weekend regatta to complete the level.

July 8-19
July 22- Aug 2

Cost: $520.00 per 2 week session


 


Advanced Sailing

 CANSail levels 5 & 6

 

This course if for Advanced Sailors that prefer to sail Lasers and 420’s, suited to the older and physically larger advanced students.

Participants are encouraged to compete in the Commodore’s Cup Regatta at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club at the end of August.

Aug 12-23

Cost: $520.00 per 2 week session