Instructor & Coach Resource Page

Are you Interested in Becoming a Sailing Coach or Instructor?
All Sail Canada training programs focus on the development of sailing and boating skills at all levels, including dinghies, sailboards, keelboats and powered vessels. Sail Canada Instructors and Coaches are trained, evaluated and certified to deliver programs that are both age and stage appropriate, in a safe, professional manner. Sail Canada and the Provincial Sailing Associations (Sail Nova Scotia in Nova Scotia) work together to manage and deliver the highest quality of instructor training across Canada.

To find out the requirements of what it takes to be a sailing instructor or coach, please click here.

Courses, Length and Cost 2019

Course                               Length                                    Cost
Fundamental Course              24 hours (2-3 days)                $280
CANSail 1-2 Clinic                 32 hours                                 $240
CANSAIL 3-4 Clinic                32 hours                                 $240
CANSail 5-6 Clinic                  32 hours                                 $225
Evaluation                              4 hours                                   $150-$175

For more information and to register for a course, click here.

Upcoming Instructorand Coach Learn to Sail Courses
To view what Sail Canada Learn to Sail Instructor and Coach Courses Sail Nova Scotia has scheduled click here.
Anyone interested in enrolling in the Advanced Coaching Diploma program (old Level 4) is encouraged to contact Natasha Burgess-Johnson at 902-830-4890

NCCP Pathway
The National Coaching Certification Program has approved the pathway for coaches and instructors in the sport of sailing.
To view the pathway click here  Default NCCP Chart .

Coaching NS
Coaching NS is committed to providing coaches from across the province with current information about coach education opportunities.
Click the graphic to learn about upcoming Professional Development opportunities for coaches and instructors.
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Instructor Job Board
To see which clubs are looking for instructors and coaches click here.
Sail Canada Athlete Development Pathway
The Sail Canada Athlete Development Pathway shows the progression from first time sailor to the Olympic campaign level. It is based on equipment and size of the sailor.
You can view the Pathway here.

Sail Canada Instructor & Coach Resource Page
Click here to view the Sail Canada coach Resource Page which includes re-certification policies and much more.


For more information about Coach and Instructor support please contact
the Sail Nova Scotia office at (902) 425-5450 ext 312 or [email protected]