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To learn how to sail a dinghy The CANSail Training Program is used. It consists of the following progressions:

CANSail Wetfeet 

CANSail 1 & 2

CANSail 3 & 4

CANSail 5 & 6

CANSail Chutes & Wires

Dinghy Instructor Program

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About the Program

Additional Information

Since 2011, the FVQ has offered a new Intro to Sailing program. This course last a few hours and provides an introduction to sailing, led by "activity guides", who are trained by the FVQ. At the end of the course, an Intro to Sailing certificate is issued to participants. At the moment, only a few summer camps offer the course, but other organisations are expected to soon add this FVQ approved course to their list of programs.

What is CANSail

  • CANSail refers to Canada’s updated sailor training standards. CANSail Dinghy is Sail Canada’s dinghy program for clubs to deliver across Canada. CANSail is a leading sail training initiative to foster performance in sailing and life long participation in the sport.
Why CANSail
  • 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.

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