The Optimist 1 course is designed for beginner sailors that have never sailed before. Certified Sail Canada instructors will teach participants basic sailing skills in a fun and safe environment. The course covers water safety, rigging, knots, seamanship and basic sailing maneuvers. Participants practice teamwork and leadership skills as they learn to skipper and crew the boat.
Participants may obtain Sail Canada certification (CANSail 1) if all skills are demonstrated during the course and the CANSail 1 checklist is completed. Please note it may take longer then one week to complete the checklist.