We offer classes for every budget, schedule and level.

  • Classes are run by passionate, experienced and skilled instructors.

  • Each class is no more than 12 people so everyone can get the individual attention they need.

  • Unlike others, we prioritize time on the water over theory in a classroom.

  • All of our classes are active with the possibility of a swim!


Try Sailing

Bring a friend or your whole family and find out what sailing is all about.

Take a short lesson then sail a small sailboat in our beautiful Toronto Outer Harbour location.

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Sailing Fanatics - start sailing with CANSail 1 learn to sail beginner sailing class to learn to basics of sailing

Start sailing

CANSail 1

If you have never been sailing before and want to learn to sail this is where you should start. This is a group learn to sail class for beginners.

Our start sailing or CANSail 1 course will get you out on the water to learn all of the basics. We spend as much time on the water as we possibly can and provide all the special equipment you need.


  • NEW to sailing and have never sailed before;

  • haven't sailed for 2-5 years and need a refresher on the basics;

  • want to improve your basic sailing skills and gain confidence;


In this CANSail 1 learn to sail course we teach you how to prepare to go sailing, sail in every single direction and some very basic safety procedures. Lessons will include:

  • how to rig a sailboat from start to finish;

  • tacking and gybing in a sailboat;

  • launching and recovering a sailboat under supervision;

  • sailing upwind and downwind (sailing in every direction to a really basic level);

  • recovering a capsized sailboat (yes you have to go in the water).

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Next steps

CANSail 2

Register for CANSail 2 to gain greater skill and control over a sailboat. This is a group class for intermediate sailors.

We add to and improve on what you know or have learned in our start sailing CANSail 1 group class. At the end of the class our aim is for you to be able to sail without the supervision of an instructor.


Anyone who has:

  • completed our start sailing (CANSail 1) class;

  • OR can rig a sailboat, tack, gybe, sail upwind and recover a capsized sailboat;

  • OR wants to use our sailboats or sail by themselves without an instructor supervising.


In this course you get lots of practical on water sailing experience and coaching to correct any issues. We refine our CANSail 1 skills, define new maneuvers and cover more safety procedures. Lessons taught include:

  • the 5 essential sailing tips. Course or steering, sail trim, heel and boat trim plus use of the centerboard;

  • how to recover an inverted sailboat;

  • stopping and starting;

  • heading up and bearing off;

  • greater control and precision in a greater range of wind conditions;

  • coming alongside or leaving a dock, dealing with a person who fell overboard.

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Go Pro and Race

CANSail 3