2020 Sailing Instructor Clinics

2020 Sail Canada Instructor Clinics hosted by Sail Nova Scotia

Any questions, please contact
the 
Sail Nova Scotia [email protected]
(902) 425-5450 ext 312.

The 2020 Sail Canada Instructor Clinic Schedule will be out no later than February 2020.
When posted registration will open here
https://sailnovascotia.checklick.com/

Pre-requisites information can be found below for those planning to take an instructor course in 2020.

Note: ail Nova Scotia will likely offer the Sail Canada Fundamental Course November 9-11 (long weekend) in Halifax. Stay tuned.

To become a certified Sail Canada sailing instructor you must complete the following 4 components:
1 - Tune Up/Pro D weekend (usually early May at Hubbards Sailing Club.)
2 - Sailing Fundamental Course (theory in the classroom)
3 - Technical Course (on-water coaching)
4 - In-field Evaluation (real setting evaluation of coaching skills)

You must complete the Tune-Up Day and Fundamental Course (in any order) prior to attending the Technical Course.

TuneUp / Professional Development Weekend 
This weekend is a way for the Learning Facilitators to ensure that you can still sail at the pre-requisite level (CANSail4 for CANSail 1&2 instructors, and CANSail 5 for CANSail 3&4 instructors). You'll also receive professional development training in Safety, Running an Effective Program and more.
All candidates must attend the weekend. If you cannot attend because you live out of the province, have an exam, have an important family commitment you must inform the Learning Facilitators and at that time let them know when you will get out sailing prior to the Instructor clinic.

Fundamental Course
The Sailing Fundamental Course is the Theory component designed specifically for sailing coaches and instructors. Provincial Sailing Associations are the only organizations to offer this course.  This course never expires and is the foundation for all Sail Canada Instructor courses.
For those out of province, Ontario Sailing offers an on-line version of the Fundamental Course in the winter and early Spring. They post their courses here https://ontariosailing.ca/instructor-registration/

Technical Course
This 4 day course is where your dryland and on-water coaching skills are evaluated by the Learning Facilitators.

Below you will find pre-requisites for the CANSail 1-2 & CANSail 3-4 Coach levels

If you have any questions, please contact Frank Denis, Sail Nova Scotia Executive Director at (902) 425-5450 ext 312.

CANSail 1 & 2 Coach Level

Upon successful completion of this course, the candidate will be a trained Sail Canada CANSail 1&2 Instructor qualified to teach up to the CANSail 2 level. Trained status expires two years after the clinic and if you would like to continue to teach sailing, you will be need to successfully complete an evaluation of your CANSail coaching skills with a certified Sail Canada Learning Facilitator.

Pre-Requisites

- Minimum of 16 years of age before teaching
- First Aid; All instructors must have at least Standard First Aid levelOn-Line First Aid Courses are not acceptable.
- Coach Boat Safety Course.
This course is only offered by a few people in the province and will be scheduled for May and June. Usually takes a day and half to complete and teaches people how to operate a coach boat safely, perform a rescue in a boat, tow boats, etc. Very useful course. 
- Pleasure Craft Operator’s Card - MUST HAVE BEFORE START OF COURSE 
- CANSail 4 Sailing Certificate - MUST HAVE  BEFORE START OF COURSE 
- Successful completion of the Make Ethical Decisions online evaluation found at   http://coach.ca/make-ethical-decisions-med--s16834 This module can only completed AFTER completing the Fundamental Course.
- Sailing Fundamental Course -
- New for 2019: A valid Criminal Record Check, recognized for 5 years from date of application 

CANSail 3 & 4 Coach Level

Upon successful completion of this level, candidates will be trained (qualified) to teach CANSail 1, 2, 3 & 4 levels. Trained status expires two years after the clinic and if you would like to continue to teach sailing, you will be need to successfully complete an evaluation of your coaching skills with a certified Sail Canada Learning Facilitator.

Pre-Requisites 

- Minimum of 16 years of age before teaching 
- First Aid; All instructors must have at least Standard First Aid level. On-line First Aid courses are not acceptable.
- Coach Boat Safety Course.
- Pleasure Craft Operator’s Card 
- CANSail 5 Sailing Certificate - MUST HAVE  BEFORE START OF COURSE 
- Sailing Fundamental Course 
- Successful completion of the Make Ethical Decisions online evaluation found at   http://coach.ca/make-ethical-decisions-med--s16834
- New for 2019: A valid Criminal Record Check, recognized for 5 years from date of application 

CANSail 5-6 Coach Level

Upon successful completion of this level, candidates will be trained (qualified) to teach CANSail 5 & 6 levels. Trained status expires two years after the clinic and if you would like to continue to teach sailing, you will need to successfully complete an evaluation of your coaching skills with a certified Sail Canada Learning Facilitator.

Pre-Requisites 

- Minimum of 16 years of age before teaching 
- First Aid; All instructors must have at least Standard First Aid level. On-line First Aid courses are not acceptable.
- Coach Boat Safety Course. 
- Pleasure Craft Operator’s Card 
- CANSail 6 Sailing Certificate - MUST HAVE  BEFORE START OF COURSE 
- Sailing Fundamental Course 

- New for 2019: A valid Criminal Record Check, recognized for 5 years from date of application 

Community Instructor Level  
There are the community leaders or parents that may not have the required skill level, time, or desire to become a CANSail1 & 2 instructor but are interested in becoming involved. They often want to develop some skills to assist entry level sailors, and would like to be able to offer a certification level. Most live in a community with a shortage of trained CANSail instructors. If you are interested in this course please contact Sail Nova Scotia.

For more information, contact:

Frank Denis                                                                   
Sail Nova Scotia Executive Director                              
425-5450 ext. 312                                          
[email protected]