TOPIC 5: Course Schedule and How to Register

When is the course schedule available? How do I register for a course?

FALL/WINTER: To begin training for the following sailing season, Ontario Sailing offers online CANSail Fundamental courses September through December based on demand. Courses are scheduled on a rolling basis and posted for registration on the Ontario Sailing website approximately one month before the course starts.

LATE JANUARY: CANSail Technical Clinics, Recert/Eval Clinics and Coach Boat Safety courses are open for registration through the registration portal of the Ontario Sailing website. Ontario Sailing recommends enrolling in these courses as early as possible to secure a spot in your preferred clinic or course. You can also add your name to a waitlist for each course through the registration portal. These courses and clinics are offered in spring to prepare for the summer sailing season.

WINTER/SPRING: Ontario Sailing offers online CANSail Fundamental courses January through April based on demand. In some years, an in-person CANSail Fundamental course is offered at a location in the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area. Courses are scheduled and posted for registration on the Ontario Sailing website on a rolling basis, approximately one month before the course starts.

How do I register for a course?

  • Register through Ontario Sailing’s HERE. Select a course category from the drop-down menu. Wait a few moments. A course description will appear. If there are courses scheduled and open for registration in that category, they will appear below the general description. Select the button on the right beside a specific course offering to register. If the course is waitlisted, an hourglass icon will appear. Click on that icon to add your name to a waiting list.