LEARN TO SAIL WITH TISC'S CANSail LESSONS

Never set foot in a boat? No problem! You’ll have your sea legs in just a few short weeks.


Our affordable CANSail 1/2 and 3/4 courses as well as our Midweek Social Sailing program — unique to our club — prepare you to be out on the water quickly and safely. Our education program, approved by Sail Canada, gives members access to certified instructors.   CANSail is internationally recognized in the world of sailing.  We combine CANSail 1 & 2 into one course to give you more knowledge as well as bang for your buck.  The same applies to CANSail levels 3 & 4.

CANSail 1/2

For formal basic sailing training, CANSail 1/2, a single course combining CANSail levels 1&2 lessons, introduces novice members to boat handling, the different points of sail, and other basic skills.   Mastery of this course will give you what you need to move from Novice to Helms!

New this year, each CANSail session includes 8 classes, up from the 5 offered in previous years, so you'll gain even more experience.

CANSail 3/4

For formal intermediate sailing training, we offer CANSail 3/4, in which the finer points of sail trim and specialized skills like rudderless sailing and roll tacking are mastered.  With this course under your belt you'll be ready to try the Skippers test.

Like CANSail 1/2, CANSail 3/4 are combined and offered over an 8 week period.

A student in CANSail 3/4 must have already passed CANSail 1/2.

Register for CANSail

    • 04 Jun 2017
    • 30 Jul 2017
    • 8 sessions
    • TISC
    • 1

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    • Open to members only, this CANSail 1/2 course runs on Sundays over 8 weeks, where you'll learn the basics of sailing an albacore. By the end of this course, you'll know all you need to know to pass your Helms test with a TISC Skipper (aside from the boat repair part of course).
    • Certified Sail Canada instructors teach this course. 
    • We limit our CANSail 1/2 course to 12 students. Tuition is $180.00 + HST. 
    • Start times indicate the Tender departure times students take to the island. 
    • Please note that all sales are final for courses.
    • Dates are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances, such as inclement weather. Whenever possible in these cases, on-land instruction will be substituted. 
    • 08 Jul 2017
    • 13 Aug 2017
    • 8 sessions
    • TISC
    • 1

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    • Open to members only, this CANSail 1/2 course runs on weekends beginning July 8th (see schedule for dates), where you'll learn the basics of sailing an albacore. By the end of this course, you'll know all you need to know to pass your Helms test with a TISC Skipper (aside from the boat repair part of course).
    • Certified Sail Canada instructors teach this course. 
    • We limit our CANSail 1/2 course to 12 students. Tuition is $180.00 + HST. 
    • Start times indicate the Tender departure times students take to the island. 
    • Please note that all sales are final for courses.
    • Dates are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances, such as inclement weather. Whenever possible in these cases, on-land instruction will be substituted. 

Not a member? Join us next season!

 CANSail lessons are available to TISC Sailing members.

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