CANSail 3 & 4

Sailors hanging off of boat.

The CANSail 3 & 4 program is offered in two-week sessions. Each program runs Monday to Friday both weeks, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Here are the session dates for 2021: 

  • July 5 to 16
  • July 19 to 30
  • August 2 to 13
  • August 16 to 27

There are two choices of boats for this program - the Optimist, and the 420 


The Optimist

This program requires an interest in learning how to race an Optimist! Sailors receive an introduction to racing that includes boat handling, equipment, tactics, and strategy. Coaches will cover introductory racing on and off the water. Sailors will have the option of traveling to regattas with a focus on local events. Green Fleet racing is widely known for offering sailors a positive race experience without the pressure. The goal of this program is to introduce racing but to also have a lot of fun! Club boats are limited, so boat ownership is encouraged but not required. 


The 420 

Designed for sailors who have completed CANSail 1&2 420 RAD. This class will introduce and refine racing skills, advanced boat handling, introduction to trapeze and spinnaker, tactics and strategy, and sportsmanship. This is a developmental program that bridges the gap between CANSail 1&2 420 RAD and the 420 Race Team. 


Cost for Participants 

  • $485.00 - program fee for each two-week session (includes use of HSC boat) 
  • $16 - Annual Sail Nova Scotia fee (we remit this fee on your behalf) 
  • $50 - Annual HSC Junior Membership fee. This fee is waived if you hold a Family Membership 
  • Bringing your own boat? Deduct $50 per session 
  • Planning to participate in regattas?  Add the Sail Canada Membership fee of $32.00 


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