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This course is an introduction to boating safety and sailing specific safety. It then works through CYA mandated skills so that one can work towards the internationally recognized White Sail III certification. Topics to be covered include: knots, points of sail, capsizing, basic helming skills, terminology and much more. With lots of on-the-water practice this course is an exceptional introduction to the sport of sailing.
CANSail 1&2 runs on Saturdays in the Spring (May 06-June 17), Summer (July 08-August 19), and Fall (September 02-Oct 14). There will be one theory lesson in the evening on the Monday after the first practical lesson. Exact dates can be found on our website at http://rpsa.ca/programs/adults
Open to persons who have already obtained their CANSail 1&2 (or White Sail III), it is the first advanced sailing course. Topics to be covered include:, ticklers/telltales, rudderless sailing, backwards sailing, sail theory, sail adjustments/draft, and DRY capsizing. This theory-intensive course is the perfect opportunity to spruce up your sailing skills and learn some new ones.
CANSail 3 runs on Sunday afternoons from July 09 - August 20. Exact dates can be found on our website at http://rpsa.ca/programs/adults
Qualified CYA Instructors. To book these lessons please call 604-931-1734 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
What to bring:
- Closed toed shoes that can get wet (ex. old runners) are mandatory (no sandals or flip-flops!)
- Appropriate, layered clothing for the weather
- Change of clothes and towel
- Lunch and snacks
- Water bottle
What to expect:
- Programs run rain or shine
- Participants will be on the water as much as possible
- You will get wet
- Personal flotation devices (PFDs) will be provided to all participants
All programs will begin in front of the Old Mill Boathouse, 2715 Esplanade St. Port Moody BC. V3H 3P4