Ontario Sailing is offering an online training/development module series at no charge to participants.  To Register, CLICK HERE to go the Ontario Sailing Registration Page.

Schedule:

Ontario Sailing Online Training/Development Modules Series

Course Time Date
Safety 2 hours 7-9 Tue Apr 8
Safety 2 hours 7-9 Tue May 6
Safety 2 hours 7-9 Tue June 17
     
Physics of Sailing 1 2 hours 7-9 Tue Apr 22
Physics of Sailing 2 2 hours 7-9 Thu Apr 24
Effect of Wind, Weather, & Waves in Sailing 2 hours 7-9 Tue Apr 15
Racing Rules & Tactics 2 hours 7-9 Tue Apr 29
     
Physics of Sailing 1 2 hours 7-9 Tue May 20
Physics of sailing 2 2 hours 7-9 Thurs May 22
Effect of Wind, Weather, & Waves in Sailing 2 hours 7-9 Tue May 13
Racing Rules & Tactics 2 hours 7-9 Tue May 27

To Register, CLICK HERE to go the Ontario Sailing Registration Page.

Safety Module Course

The objective of this online module is to provide coaches with additional safety information and a forum to promote discussion about several important safety issues. This module will cover how to properly respond to a capsized boat including different strategies for righting capsized or turtled boats, and a discussion on the recommended equipment and protocol for dealing with sailor entrapment. It will also cover the Ontario Sailing Concussion Policy, specifically the steps that should be taken by the coach and the pathway of the athlete’s return to play. The module will finish with a discussion of several different safety scenarios, and how effective EAP’s (Emergency Action Plans) play a significant role in every situation. This discussion will follow the proper steps that should be taken in each specific situation, what follow up needs to happen afterwards, and the proactive steps that could have been taken to avoid/minimize the risks involved.

This module is STRONGLY recommended for ALL candidates looking to take their CANSail 1&2, 3&4, or 5&6 technical courses. Current coaches looking to continue their professional development should also strongly consider taking this module as it is important to maintain a current knowledge of safety protocols and procedures.

Physics of Sailing Sessions 1&2

The objective of these two online modules is to provide coaches with a basis to start/continue their learning of the different forces acting on the boat. The level of understanding/knowledge that sailing coaches need to have is much higher than that of a normal CANSail student. Having a better understanding of the theory involved in our sport will help coaches to provide factual and clear explanations to the next generation of sailors.

The Physics of Sailing Module 1 will explain the different forces acting on the boat. It will go into detail about the concept of CE &CLR in three-dimensions (as well as common misconceptions like the “banana effect”), and how this affects control of the boat.  It will also discuss wind vectors, specifically basic vector addition and the effect of apparent wind on sail trim.

The Physics of Sailing Module 2 will provide an explanation of the physics of airflow over a sail specifically; defining the angle of attack and its role in generating lift, the principle of attached airflow, and how ticklers provide information about the quality of flow. The module will also explain how sail controls modify the shape of the sail, how those changes affect the airflow over the sail, and ultimately how this affects the boats performance.

This module is STRONGLY recommended for any candidates looking to take their CANSail 1&2, 3&4, or 5&6 technical courses. Current coaches looking to continue their professional development should also strongly consider taking these modules as these topics are very commonly misunderstood.

The Three W’s of Sailing

The objective of this online module is to provide coaches with a basis to start/continue their learning about wind, weather, and waves.  It will explain how wind is generated, why wind

shifts and the different types of wind shifts. This will include an explanation of the adiabatic processes, weather systems, and how to recognize common weather phenomenon and types of clouds. We will also cover the commonly misunderstood topics of current and tide specifically what they are, how they are measured, how they can affect a boat on a race course, and how they affect waves in combination with the wind. There will also be a brief discussion about the commonly misunderstood differences between planing and surfing.

This module is STRONGLY recommended for any candidates looking to take their CANSail 1&2, 3&4, or 5&6 technical courses. Current coaches looking to continue their professional development should also strongly consider taking this module as these topics are very commonly misunderstood.

Racing Tactics and Rules

The objective of this online module is to provide coaches with a basis to start/continue their learning of the latest Racing Rules of Sailing, and how they can be applied in different racing situations.  The module will cover the rules that are most relevant to the CANSail curriculum, and how these rules are applied around the race course. We will discuss several different starting and finishing tactics including how to form an effective pre-race plan, and upwind & downwind tactics based on position and fleet size. Lastly we will cover mark roundings, going into detail about the rules involved in these situations and how they influence strategy at these crucial points in a race.

As this module contains primarily racing content it is STRONGLY recommended for any candidates looking to take their CANSail 3&4 or 5&6. Current coaches looking to continue their professional development, or looking to become better racers should also consider taking this module.