Try a different kind of camp for your kids next summer. 

July and August 2018

sailing-school.jpgAre your kids turning 10 in 2018?  Our safe keelboat program with onboard instructors is great for kids of as young as 10 and your teenagers will love it too.   This program is perfect for those who have never sailed before as we utilize the Sail Canada Association's CANSail program.  Participants can gain certification to CANSail level 1 through 6, throughout the summer and by coming back year after year.   Our onboard certified Instructors will guide students through the basics of sailing and as they progress, participants will also be introduced to One Design racing.  We recommend signing up for a two week camp, but students can sign up for a single week or for the whole summer and pricing is set accordingly.

For students who enroll longer, team and match racing skills will be taught along with advanced sail trim and tactics! Regardless of your length of stay, there will always be something new to learn and do! 

flying-tiger.jpgStudents will find the Flying Tiger 7.5 meter (25 foot) boats with carbon fiber masts and asymmetrical spinnakers: fast (planes), exciting, and safe! Everyone gets a chance to steer and crew in all positions;  students of similar ages and students with similar experience  will be grouped together, but unlike other sports, age has no bearing on the race course! Trim and Tactic books are available but not required.

Program Level / # of Weeks 1 Week 2 Weeks 4 Weeks
I CAN Sail  $299.00  $575.00  $1,099.00
CANSail 1 & 2  $473.00  $875.00  $1,699.00
CANSail 3 & 4  $525.00  $949.00  $1,799.00
CANSail 5 & 6  $649.00  $1,199.00  $2,199.00

Prices are subject to change without notice.  Tuition for children over the age of 14 is subject to HST.   Financial aid may be available and is determined on a case by case basis.  For more information or questions, call Toll Free: 1-800- 825-8719 ext 115; or call our head office at  1-905-847-8000 or email 

Complete Registration form below then click register or call 1-800-825-8719 x 115

The Registration Form below must be completed prior to your child taking part in the 1D Sailing  Camp.  If you have any questions arriving from completion of the form, please do not hesitate to call us.   



I recognize that boating can be a dangerous activity and assume all risk of injury, loss or damage to my person or property of myself, or the minor child and property of the minor child for whom this Personal Safety Information and Waiver have been created and whom I am the parent or guardian of, while upon the property or vessels owned, leased and/or under the care and control of National One Design Sailing Academy Inc.; or its servants and/or agents. Furthermore, I relinquish any and all claims against National One Design Sailing Academy Inc., and or the Town of Oakville, their executive, members, servants and/or agents for any injury, loss or damage to my person and/or property, or the minor child and property of the minor child for whom this Personal Safety Information and Waiver have been created, while upon the property or vessels owned, leased and/or under the care and control of National One Design Sailing Academy Inc. and or the Town of Oakville; their servants or agents. 

I understand that during these boating activities, photographs and videos may be taken during which my image or the image of the minor child named herein may be captured or recorded and that during the normal use of 1DSailing’s social media and other corporate communications, my image or the image of the child named herein, may be published on-line and / or in other medias as a result of our participation. In participating in the 1DSailing activity, I acknowledge that 1DSailing is not required to seek our consent to such image being published by it and that we may request that the use of my name, image photograph or likeness be removed from the specific publications I report. 

I hereby acknowledge that from time to time, I will receive communications (including electronic) from National One Design Sailing Academy, which could include special promotions, newsletters, announcements or other news.

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What is CANSail?

CANSail is designed to be a set of progressive learn to sail standards focused on providing sailors with a solid foundation of core skills. It allows sailors to learn and progress in any type of boat and consolidates key skills and solid experiences before adding complex skills.

I CAN Sail - Basic concepts are introduced and tried by first time participants as part of an opportunity to get out on the water and experience sailing.

CANSail 1 – Introduction to sailing. CANSail 1 teaches sailors the fundamental sailing skills including basic sheeting, steering, and boat handling on all points of sail. Sailors can sail within defined boundaries set by an instructor.

CANSail 2 – Basic sailing. CANSail 2 teaches sailors to adjust their bodies and boats for changes in direction and wind speed while sailing, and to perform boat-handling manoeuvers in a controlled manner while in a controlled setting.

CANSail 3 – Intermediate sailing. CANSail 3 teaches sailors to integrate the fundamental boat handling manoeuvers and balance with basic tactics and strategy as well as applied sail trim. Sailors are exposed to a greater variety of conditions and participate in a club race or club training camp.

CANSail 4 – Advanced sailing. CANSail 4 teaches sailors to perform advanced boat handling manoeuvers in a variety of conditions. Sailors can successfully execute manoeuvers in competitive settings and for tactical and strategic purposes. Sailors participate in a one to two-day local regatta.

CANSail 5 – Basic integration of racing. CANSail 5 fully integrates boat handling with tactics and strategy. Sailors are also introduced to the concept of rig tuning and its relation to boat trim and conditions. Sailors participate in a one to two-day local regatta.

CANSail 6 – Full integration of racing. CANSail 6 fully integrates boat handling, sail trim, and rig setup with racing. Sailors train to perform all skills within a competitive race setting in order to achieve accurate sailing within a regatta and in all conditions. Sailors participate in a regional or provincial regatta.



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