CANSail Levels

CANSail Level 1 (suggested 2 wks. camp):
This level introduces the beginner to sailing. It covers safety, seamanship, rigging and basic boat handling under an instructor’s direction in wind speeds of 4 – 9 knots. Terminology is also introduced to the beginner at this level together with seamanship and boat handling skills under instructor direction in wind speeds of 4 – 9 knots. This is the equivalent to white sail 1&2.

CANSail Level 2 (suggested 3 wks. camp):
A comprehensive level that covers the minimum knowledge and skills a sailor requires to sail safely and competently without supervision in wind speeds of 4 – 9 knots. This is the equivalent to white sail 3.

CANSail Level 3 (suggested 4-5 wks. camp):
This level introduces the sailor to sail trim and basic boat tuning. It also covers safety, seamanship, terminology, sail theory, sail shape and advanced boat handling skills in wind speeds of 9 – 14 knots. This is the equivalent to bronze sail 4.

CANSail Level 4 (suggested 4-5 wks. camp):
Spinnaker use, boat maintenance, trapeze, and sail theory are covered in this level together with advanced boat handling skills in wind speeds of 9 – 14 knots. This is the equivalent to bronze sail 5.

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