Sailing Program 2024

2024 Sailing Program Handout

(Born in 2016 or 2017)

This program is designed for youth born in 2016 or 2017 and is conducted by our senior coaches. It introduces our youngest sailors to the ocean and boating safety in a fun and safe learning environment. Whether they are on a short fun sailing ride or having a sandcastle contest on the sandbar, these young sailors will learn that being safe on the water is part of the fun. Recommended completion of Beginner Gliders swim level.

  • Fee: $95 / Student
  • Length: 2 weeks / 4 sessions
  • Offered: M&Th or Tu&F (1:00-3:00)

(Born in 2014 or 2015)

This program is designed for youth born in 2015 or 2014, and follows the the ICANSail curriculum from CanSail. It introduces boating safety and basic sailing skills in a safe and fun environment with our new Laser Bugs, a smaller and beginner-oriented sailboat. The age specific curriculum introduces sailors to water safety along with how to sit, balance, and move properly in a boat with the end goal of preparing sailors for our RS Quest fleet.

  • Fee: $265 / Boat
  • Length: 1 month / 8 sessions
  • Offered: M&Th or Tu&F (10:00-1:00 or 3:00-6:00)

(Born in 2013 or earlier)

Sail Green is the first course in our CANSail program. Sail Green is designed for young sailors who are looking for a fun introduction to the CANSail levels 1 and 2. This course will touch on safety, knots, basic sailing skills, and maneuvers that are covered in the Sail Canada curriculum. With a high focus on safety, sailors will improve their sailing abilities while having fun in the course.

  • Fee: $335 / Student
  • Length: 2 weeks / 10 sessions
  • Offered: Weeks 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, (3:00-6:00)

(Born in 2012 or earlier)

CanSail 2 (Sail Green) is a prerequisite for Sail Gold. This course is designed for sailors to learn CANsail levels 3-4. This course encourages sailors to integrate the fundamentals of boat handling with the tactics and strategy used in the racing environment. This is the ideal course for those who have completed their CANSail 2 and are looking to expand on their sailing skills and knowledge and maybe even work towards joining our coaching staff.

  • Fee: $670/Student
  • Length: 4 weeks / 20 sessions for July and 2 weeks / 10 session for August
  • Offered: weeks 1-4, 5/6 & 7/8, (9:00-12:00)

Chutes & Wires
(Born 2012 or earlier)

CANSail 3 (Sail Gold) is a prerequisite. The addition of a Spinnaker doubles the sail area of the RS Quest, and with all of that power, we need trapeze wires to keep the boats upright! This course introduces sailors to the more advanced rigging found on competitive racing dinghies, and how to apply them in a competitive environment.

  • Fee: $335 / Student
  • Length: 2 weeks / 10 sessions
  • Offered: weeks 1-2, 5-6, (12:00-3:00)

(Born in 2015 or earlier)

This is a course designed to introduce sailing in a family-oriented environment for those new to the sailing community. This program will build confidence in the boats and basic sailing skills, while experiencing some spectacular sunsets on the water. Each family will have their own boat and work closely with our CANSail certified coaches to have a fun and safe experience on the water.

  • Fee: $285/Family (up to four members)
  • Length: 1 week/4 sessions
  • Offered: M/Tu/Th/F evenings, weeks 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 (6:00-8:30)

All family members and participants attending the Family Sail course must stay consistent throughout the week.

(Minimum age 19)

Beginners and experienced sailors are welcome. This course is for those interested in learning or expanding on their sailing and racing knowledge in a relaxed social environment. Sessions will begin with an optional lesson, and sailors will put their skills to the test in a fun racing environment.

  • Fee: $120 / Participant
  • Length: 4 weeks / 4 sessions
  • Offered: Wednesdays, Weeks 1-4, 5-8 (6:00-8:30)

(Born in 2009 or earlier)

This leaders program is designed for sailing students who have completed their CANSail 3 and is a prerequisite for becoming a CBSC Sailing Coach. This course will fine tune our leaders’ sailing abilities as well as teach the basics of lesson planning, coaching safety, class control, and teaching sailing lessons. The program consists of 5 days of training in addition to weekly meetings and volunteer work. Please submit your interest in the Leaders program by joining our waiting list on registration day.

  • Fee: $125 / Student
  • Offered: July 1-5 (Week 1, 3:00-5:00pm)



Our one-on-one coaching is one of the most effective ways to learn both sailing and sup at every level.

Private Lesson Inquiries: Email to inquire about pricing and to reserve a time, and then pay though your ActiveNet account.


(Minimum age 14, or 8 with an adult)

Come out and enjoy a sail or paddle from 12:00-4:00pm every Saturday and Sunday. Please note, for Free Paddle, youths must have completed our Paddle Board Orientation (or another set of Paddle Board Lessons) at CBSC to have access to sign out the CBSC paddle boards for this activity. Additionally, you must have completed a Family Sail, or Sail Green course to sign out sailboats. It is mandatory that all sailors and paddle boarders bring their own lifejackets.


This summer, CBSC will be running two club regattas where sailors can demonstrate and implement the sailing skills they have been learning in their classes. It is also a great opportunity to meet other club members and spend some time on the water in Crescent Beach. We offer races for all sailing abilities, including races for advanced sailors, beginner sailors, families, and adults.

July Regatta: Sunday, July 21st

August Regatta: Saturday, August 17th


(Born in 2008 or earlier)

Comprehensive two-day course offering first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for those who need training due to CBSC requirements or work requirements or who want more knowledge to respond to emergencies at home.

  • Fee: $125/Student
  • Offered: June TBD (10:00-5:00)

RED CROSS CPR Recertification
(Born in 2008 or earlier)

Red Cross first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) recertification skills for those who need training due to CBSC requirements or work requirements or who want more knowledge to respond to emergencies at home.

  • Fee: $70/Student
  • Offered: TBD (10:00-5:00)