Sailing Programs

The Collingwood Sailing School offers sailing instruction following the Sail Canada accredied CANSail Learn-to-Sail Program.

 There are 3 ways to get involved:

1. One-Week Daytime Courses

2. Volunteer Program

3. Once-a-Week Evening Course - Adult

Daytime CANSail Program

Ages:
8+ years  

Times:
Weekly, July 3 - August 25, 2017
Half days 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Full days 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
It is highly recommended that CANSail 3&4 students enroll in full day courses. 

Pricing:
One week half days $190pp, one week full days $315pp, one week full days family rate $300pp (valid for families with 2+ enrolled).

Registration:

Registration can be made online at https://recreation.collingwood.ca/parksandrec, as well as in person at Centennial Aquatic Centre (451 Third Street), or via phone at (705) 444-2500. Please click here for online account setup instructions.

Location:
Drop off is the Collingwood Terminal's Red Brick Building (1 Heritage Drive) and lessons take place in Collingwood Harbour, a well protected body of water allowing for safety during your sailing experience. 

Prerequisites:
To qualify for CANSail 1, students must be able to swim 50m fully clothed while wearing a lifejacket or PFD. Students who successfully complete CANSail 1 will be eligible to enroll in CANSail 2 and so on through to CANSail 4. Students working on CANSail 3 or above are eligible to enroll in Chutes & Wires. 

What to bring:
Students must supply their own Transport Canada approved lifejacket or PFD, soft-soled shoes, and lunch (if enrolled in full day course). Students should also bring a water bottle and dress for the weather including a sun hat, sunscreen, rain gear, and a change of clothes. Students should be prepared for a capsizing drill at any time. 

What I will learn:
The program is taught by fully qualified and certified Sail Canda Instructors and follows the CANSail curriculum which includes boat handling, sail trim, knots, sailing terms, rigging, capsizing and water safety. Visit the Ontario Sailing website for CANSail curriculum breakdown by clicking here. Certificates will be offered to successful candidates. 

What type of boats are used:
Dinghies range in length from 7.5' suitable for one small person to 12' for three people. The school uses Optimist, Club 420, and Laser dinghies which range from single sail to two sail and a spinnaker. 

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Volunteer Program

Can I volunteer?

Yes! Individuals aged 14+, with a PCOC (boater's licence) and working on CANSail 3 or above may volunteer for full-weeks. Sign up and gain valuable experience from our certified instructors! 

Photo of a Collingwood Sailing School Volunteer What do I gain?
-Leadership skills

-Friendships
-Love for the sport of sailing

-On-water practice for CANSail 3 & 4 skills
-Valuable experience for students wishing to take their CANSail instructor courses

 

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Evening CANSail Program 

Ages:
16+ years  

Times:
Once a week, July 5-26, 2017 & August 2-23, 2017
Wednesdays 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Pricing:
$225pp plus HST  

Registration:

Registration can be made online at https://recreation.collingwood.ca/parksandrec, as well as in person at Centennial Aquatic Centre (451 Third Street), or via phone at (705) 444-2500. Please click here for online account setup instructions.

Location:
Meet at the Collingwood Terminal's Red Brick Building (1 Heritage Drive) and lessons take place in Collingwood Harbour, a well-protected body of water allowing for safety during your sailing experience. 

What I will learn:
The evening courses are aimed at adult learners and content will be geared towards the interest of the group. The program is taught by fully qualified and certified Sail Canda Instructors and follows the CANSail curriculum which includes boat handling, sail trim, knots, sailing terms, rigging, capsizing and water safety. 

Prerequisites:
To qualify for CANSail 1, students must be able to swim 50m fully clothed while wearing a lifejacket or PFD. Students who successfully complete CANSail 1 will be eligible to enroll in CANSail 2 and so on through to CANSail 4. 

What to bring:
Students must supply their own Transport Canada approved lifejacket or PFD, soft-soled shoes, and be prepared for the weather. Students may what to bring a water bottle and dress for the weather including a sun hat, sunscreen, rain gear, and a change of clothes. Students should be prepared for a capsizing drill at any time. 

What type of boats are used:
Dinghies range in length from 7.5' suitable for one small person to 12' for three people. The school uses Optimist, Club 420, and Laser dinghies which range from single sail to two sail and a spinnaker. 

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