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Introduction & Fundamentals of CANSail

Intro and Fundamentals of CANSail 


Who: For sailors who are brand new to the sport or who are working on CANSail levels up to a CANSail 1. 

Age: 6-12 

Boats: Sailors will learn in our Opti or our Pirate sailboats. 


March Break Session: March 21-25 9am-4pm Each Day. Cost: $350 For the Week-Long Session


Summer Session: Week Long All Summer Long 9am-4pm Each Day. Cost: $350 for the Week-Long Session


Spring Weekend Session: Sunday Mornings 9am - Noon 2 or 3 Sundays in a row. Cost: $40 per Sunday morning session.


This program is designed for those who are new to the sport and for those who have received a basic introduction to sailing. This program is focused completely on solidifying the fundamental skills of sailing: balance, steering and sail control. Sailors will get the opportunity to advance in their fundamental skills while also learning about general water safety and seamanship skills such as knot tying and exposure prevention.


Scheduling Notes:

  • Spring weekend sessions are only available on Sunday Mornings and are sold in 2 or 3 lesson blocks.
  • If our scheduled offerings don't work for you email members@sookesailingclub.com and we would be happy to schedule a private lesson for you.
  • Summer camps will not occur on Monday, August 1 for BC Day or on Friday, September 2 for the Labour Day long weekend
  • We will make every effort to make accommodations if we must cancel a session due to the weather but refunds and credits are not given for sessions lost to weather.
  • Cancellation Policy: If you cancel is more than two weeks before the beginning of your program you will receive a refund. If you cancel with seven days' notice you will receive credit towards a future program. If you cancel inside of a week before the beginning of your program there will be no refund or credit given. Exceptions exist for extraordinary circumstances which will be evaluated by SSA on a case by case basis.


Weekend Session: Sunday Mornings 9am - Noon. Sunday May 15, 22, 29

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Weekend Session: Sunday Mornings 9am - Noon. Sunday June 12, 19, 26

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Summer Session - July 4-8 9am to 4pm Each Day

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Summer Session - July 11-15 9am to 4pm Each Day

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Summer Session - July 18 - 22 9am to 4pm Each Day

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Summer Session - July 25 - 19 9am to 4pm Each Day

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Summer Session - August 2 - 5 9am to 4pm Each Day NO Sailing on Monday BC Day

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Summer Session - August 8 - 12 9am to 4pm Each Day

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Summer Session - August 15- 19 9am to 4pm Each Day

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Summer Session - August 22 - 26 9am to 4pm Each Day

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Summer Session - August 29 - September 1 9am to 4pm Each Day NO Sailing on Friday for Labour Day Weekend

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CANSail Intermediate

CANSail Intermediate 


Who: For sailors excited about sailing who have at least their CANSail 1. CANSail Advanced is all about putting together sailor skills to help them advance and start going fast! 

Age: 8-18

Boats: Sailors will learn in our Opti, Laser and 420 sailboats. 


March Break Session: March 21-25 9am-4pm Each Day. Cost: $350 For the Week-Long Session


Summer Sessions: Week Long All Summer Long 9am-4pm Each Day. Cost: $350 for the Week-Long Session


Spring Weekend Sessions: Sunday Mornings 9am - Noon 2 or 3 Sundays in a row. Cost: $40 per Sunday morning session.


CANSail Intermediate is all about putting together sailor skills to help them advance and start going fast! This program is designed to challenge sailors and provide them with the opportunity to advance their skills to a place where they are comfortable and confident in their sailing skills. This program will be focused on combining sailing skills into complex skills to help sailors progress through their CANSail levels.


Scheduling Notes:

  • Spring weekend sessions are only available on Sunday Mornings and are sold in 2 or 3 lesson blocks.
  • If our scheduled offerings don't work for you email members@sookesailingclub.com and we would be happy to schedule a private lesson for you.
  • Summer sessions will not occur on Monday, August 1 for BC Day or on Friday, September 2 for the Labour Day long weekend
  • We will make every effort to make accommodations if we must cancel a session due to the weather but refunds and credits are not given for sessions lost to weather.
  • Cancellation Policy: If you cancel is more than two weeks before the beginning of your program you will receive a refund. If you cancel with seven days' notice you will receive credit towards a future program. If you cancel inside of a week before the beginning of your program there will be no refund or credit given. Exceptions exist for extraordinary circumstances which will be evaluated by SSA on a case by case basis.

Weekend Session: Sunday Mornings 9am - Noon. Sunday May 15, 22, 29

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Weekend Session: Sunday Mornings 9am - Noon. Sunday June 12, 19, 26

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Summer Session: July 4 - 8 9am to 4pm Each Day

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Summer Session: July 11- 15 9am to 4pm Each Day

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Summer Session: July 18 - 22 9am to 4pm Each Day

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Summer Session: July 25 - 29 9am to 4pm Each Day

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Summer Session: August 2 - 5 9am to 4pm Each Day NO Sailing on Monday August 1 for BC Day

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Summer Session: August 8 - 12 9am to 4pm Each Day

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Summer Session: August 15-19 9am to 4pm Each Day

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Summer Session: August 22 - 26 9am to 4pm Each Day

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Summer Session: August 19 - September 1 9am to 4pm Each Day NO Sailing on Friday September 2 for Labour Day Long weekend

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CANSail Advanced

CANSail Advanced


Who: For sailors who have multiple years of experience, are looking to take the next step in their sailing or have participated in the SSA Race Team. This program will help sailors continue to advance in their skills and build them towards competition in the sport - a fun and exciting part of our sport.

Age: 8-18

Boats: Sailors will learn in our Opti, Laser and 420 sailboats. 


Summer Sessions: Week Long All Summer Long 9am-4pm Each Day. Cost: $350 for the Week-Long Session


CANSail Advanced is about taking sailors to the next level! It's perfect for those who are excited about sailing as a sport and want to advance in their skillset and build stronger connections to the broader sailing community. CANSail Advanced will prepare sailors to take on the competition and join the SSA Race Team in the Fall.


If you think your sailor is right for this program and you're looking for more information or opportunities outside of the summer programming season you can email members@sookesailingclub.com


Scheduling Notes:

  • Spring weekend sessions are only available on Sunday Mornings and are sold in 2 or 3 lesson blocks.
  • If our scheduled offerings don't work for you email members@sookesailingclub.com and we would be happy to schedule a private lesson for you.
  • Summer sessions will not occur on Monday, August 1 for BC Day or on Friday, September 2 for the Labour Day long weekend
  • We will make every effort to make accommodations if we must cancel a session due to the weather but refunds and credits are not given for sessions lost to weather.
  • Cancellation Policy: If you cancel is more than two weeks before the beginning of your program you will receive a refund. If you cancel with seven days' notice you will receive credit towards a future program. If you cancel inside of a week before the beginning of your program there will be no refund or credit given. Exceptions exist for extraordinary circumstances which will be evaluated by SSA on a case by case basis.

Summer Session: July 4-8 9am-4pm Each Day

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Summer Session: July 11-15 9am-4pm Each Day

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Summer Session: July 18-22 9am-4pm Each Day

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Summer Session: July 25-29 9am-4pm Each Day

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Summer Session: August 2-5 9am-4pm Each Day NO Sailing on Monday August 1 for BC Day

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Summer Session: August 8-12 9am-4pm Each Day

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Summer Session: August 15-19 9am-4pm Each Day

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Summer Session: August 22-26 9am-4pm Each Day

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Summer Session: August 29 -September 1 9am-4pm Each Day NO Sailing on Friday September 2 for Labour Day Long Weekend

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Adult Learn to Sail

Adult LTS


Who: For Adults who are new to the sport and want to learn, have taken a break and want to get back to sailing, or want to sharpen their existing skills.

Age: 18+

Boats: Sailors will learn in our Laser and 420 sailboats. 


Spring Weekend Sessions: Sunday Mornings 9am - Noon 3 or 4 Sundays in a row. Cost: $40 per Sunday morning session.


Adult LTS is great for adults who want to get on the water and experience sailing at any skill level. The program is taught by our experienced team of CANSail certified coaches using this nationally accreditated curriculum.


If you are interested in the option for lessons outside of this schedule or on our Keelboat reach out to us at members@sookesailingclub.com


Scheduling Notes:

  • Spring weekend sessions are only available on Sunday Mornings and are sold in 2 or 3 lesson blocks.
  • If our scheduled offerings don't work for you email members@sookesailingclub.com and we would be happy to schedule a private lesson for you.
  • Summer sessions will not occur on Monday, August 1 for BC Day or on Friday, September 2 for the Labour Day long weekend
  • We will make every effort to make accommodations if we must cancel a session due to the weather but refunds and credits are not given for sessions lost to weather.
  • Cancellation Policy: If you cancel is more than two weeks before the beginning of your program you will receive a refund. If you cancel with seven days' notice you will receive credit towards a future program. If you cancel inside of a week before the beginning of your program there will be no refund or credit given. Exceptions exist for extraordinary circumstances which will be evaluated by SSA on a case by case basis.


Weekend Session: Sunday Mornings 9am - Noon. Sunday May 15, 22, 29

6 left (waitlist available)

Weekend Session: Sunday Mornings 9am - Noon. Sunday June 12, 19, 26

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