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 5 weeks and is included in your Membership. We plan to offer a choice of eight sessions in 2017:


Session A

May Weekday

  • Monday & Wednesday nights from 6-9 pm
  • May 1 - June 5 (no class May 22)
  • Plus Graduation Party

Session B

May/June Weekday

  • Monday & Wednesday nights from 6-9 pm
  • May 15 - June 19 (no class May 22)
  • Plus Graduation Party

Session C

June/July Weekday

  • Monday & Wednesday nights from 6-9 pm
  • June 12 - July 17 (no class July 3)
  • Plus Graduation Party

Session D

July Weekday

  • Monday & Wednesday nights from 6-9 pm
  • June 26 - July 31 (no class July 3)
  • Plus Graduation Party

Session E

May Weekend (AM)

  • Saturday/Sunday from 9 am-1 pm
  • May 2016 (May 6, 7, 13, 20, 27, June 3, 4)
  • Plus Graduation Party

Session F

May Weekend (PM)

  • Saturday/Sunday from 2-6 pm
  • May 2016 (May 6, 7, 13, 20, 27, June 3, 4)
  • Plus Graduation Party

  • Saturday/Sunday from 9 am - 1 pm
  • June 10, 11, 17, 24, July 8, 15, 16
  • Plus Graduation Party

Session G

June/July Weekend (AM)


  • Saturday/Sunday from 2-6 pm
  • June 10, 11, 17, 24, July 8, 15, 16
  • Plus Graduation Party

Session H

June/July Weekend (PM)


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.