Your Westwood membership gives you access to subsidized sailing lessons. Whether you've never set foot in a boat or you're looking for a refresher, our Learn to Sail class teaches you the basic skills of sailing on our fleet of Albacores. Successful completion of the course certifies you for Sail Canada CANSail Levels 1 & 2.

In 2012, Sail Canada updated their sailing certification lessons and the old "White Sail 1-3" level became "CANSail 1 & 2". To learn more about the new CANSail curriculum, click here.

The CANSail 1 & 2 class runs for about 6 weeks and is included in your Membership. We plan to offer a choice of nine sessions in 2018:


Session A

Weekday (PM)
May 14 - June 25

  • Monday & Wednesday
  • 6 pm - 9 pm
  • May 14 - June 25 (no class May 21)
  • Plus Graduation Party

Session B

Weekend (AM)
May 12 - June 16

  • Saturday/Sunday
  • 9 am - 1 pm
  • May 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, June 2, 9, 16
  • Plus Graduation Party

Session C

Weekday (PM)
May 28 - July 9

  • Monday & Wednesday
  • 6 pm - 9 pm
  • May 28 - July 9 (no class July 2)
  • Plus Graduation Party

Session D

Weekend (AM)
May 19 - July 7

  • Saturday/Sunday
  • 9 am - 1 pm
  • May 19, 20, 26, June 2, 3, 9, 16, 23, July 7
  • Plus Graduation Party

Session E

Weekday (PM)
May 22 - June 28

  • Tuesday & Thursday
  • 1 pm - 4 pm
  • May 22 - June 28
  • Plus Graduation Party

Session F

Weekday (PM)
June 4 - July 16

  • Monday & Wednesday
  • 1 pm - 4 pm
  • June 4 - July 16 (no class July 2)
  • Plus Graduation Party

  • Monday & Wednesday
  • 6 pm - 9 pm
  • July 4 - August 15 (no class Aug 6)
  • Plus Graduation Party

Session G

Weekday (PM)
July 4 - August 15


Session H

Weekend (AM)
July 7 - August 25

  • Saturday/Sunday
  • 9 am - 1 pm
  • July 7, 14, 15, 22, 28, Aug 4, 11, 18, 25
  • Plus Graduation Party

Session I

Weekday (PM)
July 16 - August 27

  • Monday & Wednesday
  • 6 pm - 9 pm
  • July 16 - August 27 (no class August 6)
  • Plus Graduation Party

Session K

Weekday (PM)
August 8 - Sep 17

  • Monday & Wednesday 
  • 6 pm - 9 pm
  • 12 evening classes
  • Plus Graduation Party

NOTE: These class dates are subject to change. A complete schedule of class dates and special events is provided to you at your first class.

 

Helpful Information

Wondering what to expect? Read about what's involved with learning to sail at Westwood.

Wondering what kind of gear you'll need? Click here to find out What the Well-Dressed Sailor is Wearing This Season.

What is good reference material? This inexpensive Book & DVD set is highly recommended: Go Sail by Steve Sleight.

We've also compiled a YouTube list of videos to get your interest piqued: check it out on our YouTube channel.