Little Current Yacht Club CANSail
The Little Current Yacht Club, under the direction of the Canadian Yachting Association, is offering the 2016 CANSail program. CAN programming is designed to be a set of progressive Learn-to-Sail standards focused on providing sailors with a solid foundation of core skills. The CAN system allows sailors to learn and progress in any type of boat and consolidate key skills before adding more complex skills. The 2016 program will be supervised again this year by Rear Commodore Tracey Chapman.
If you wish to spend your summer on the largest freshwater island in the world, LCYC is seeking applications from experienced, qualified individuals for a Lead Sailing Instructor/Coach. This position is a full time position for 8 weeks in July and August. Please forward your resume and a cover letter referencing the desired position to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why the change to CANSail?
In 2012, the Canadian Yachting Association (now Sail Canada) launched the new CANSail Learn-to-Sail Program. The CANSaildinghy programming was developed under the framework of Long Term Sailor Development, and has been designed with the sailor’s age and developmental stage in mind. CANSail programming is designed to be a set of progressive Learn-to-Sail standards focused on providing sailors with a solid foundation of core skills. The CANSail system allows sailors to learn and progress in any type of boat and consolidate key skills before adding more complex skills.
CANSail Dinghy Program
Young sailors have fun and learn skills such as safety, rigging, balance, steering and sail trim.
New sailors learn how to properly trim sails and perform basic maneuvers such as tacking and gybing. Sailors also learn basic safety skills, such as capsize recovery and rowing.
Sailors learn to identify wind direction, steer a set course (tacking and gybing), and keep a boat balanced. Physical flexibility is also practiced, as well as seamanship and safety skills.
Sailing skills are further refined, and new skills are introduced, such as sailing by the lee and sailing backwards. Sailing right of way rules are also introduced, as well as racing fundamentals.
Sailors practice advanced sailing skills such as planing and surfing, adjusting sail controls and boat acceleration. Sailors are encouraged to get involved in their larger sailing community.