Boom Mobiles

The BOOM Mobile is intended to give participants all across Ontario a fun introduction to the sport of sailing, and give them an opportunity to develop their sailing skills. This program teaches children the basics of sailing using Sail Canada’s CANSail 1 & 2 standards.  By using a combination of double-handed sailing dinghies, we can introduce beginners to sailing while still challenging the intermediate sailor.

  • Maximum Number of Participants: 16
  • Type of Boat used: Laser Picos or R.S. Qubas (double handed dinghies)
  • Age of Participants: 8-14 years of age
  • Number of Instructors: Two CANSail (Sail Canada) certified instructors
  • Additional Equipment Supplied by Ontario Sailing: Lifejackets & PFDs, two coach boats, various teaching aids
  • Evening Classes: Adult Evening Classes are available.  There is a maximum of 8 participants for the evening classes.  The evening classes run Monday-Thursday from 6-9pm.  If you would like to offer Adult Evening Classes on a Holiday week, the classes run for 3 nights only, Tuesday-Thursday at a pro-rated rate.

* Please note Registration is done on a first come first serve basis each year

BOOM – Instructors Only Mobile

In the past, some clubs/communities have secured sailboats for the Learn-To-Sail program but did not have instructors to run the program.  Depending on your club’s needs, Ontario Sailing can work with you and send one or two certified instructors to your area, allowing you to use your own boats.
• Maximum Number of Participants: 16
• Age of Participants: Flexible
• Evening Classes: Typical classes run from 9am-4pm daily for one week.  Evening classes typcially run Monday-Thursday from 6-9pm.  There is a maximum of 8 participants for the evening classes.  If you would like to offer Adult Evening Classes on a Holiday week, the classes run for 3 nights only, Tuesday-Thursday at a pro-rated rate.  Ontario Sailing can work with each club to create a different schedule more appropriate for the club (if need be).
• Number of Instructors: Dependent upon the needs of the program
• Equipment Supplied: Dependent upon the needs of the program
* Please note Registration is done on a first come first serve basis each year

Access BOOM

The Access BOOM program is similar to the BOOM Mobile Program traveling to different sites around Ontario.  They travel with Access Dinghies – specially designed boats to meet the needs of sailors with both physical and cognitive disabilities. The Access Dinghies have a weighted centerboard/keel so they will not capsize, comfortable forward facing seat, joystick steering, and roller furling sail.  This program provides participants with a fun and safe opportunity to learn how to sail. The CANSail certified instructors will teach the CANSail 1 & 2 levels and can modify the program to meet the participants’ needs and abilities.

  • Maximum Number of Participants: 8 full-day participants or 16 half-day participants
  • Type of Boat Used: Access Dinghies
  • Age of Participants: 8 years of age or older
  • Evening Classes: By exception, contact via email or ext.226
  • Number of Instructors: One or two CANSail certified instructors
  • Additional Equipment Supplied: Lifejackets & PFDs, a coach boat, teaching aids
* Please note Registration is done on a first come first serve basis each year

For more information email ucansail@ontariosailing.ca or call 1-888-672-7245 ext 226.


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