2019 Sailing Instructor Clinics

2019 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 2019 Sail Canada Instructor Clinic Schedule is in the process of being developed and the full sked will be out no later than February 8.
Some courses are now open for registration including a November Sail Canada Fundamental Course. See here
https://sailnovascotia.checklick.com/

Pre-requisites information can be found below for those planning to take the course in 2019.

Note: Sail Nova Scotia will not be offering any more Sail Canada Fundamental Courses before summer 2019.

The Coach Boat Safety Courses have been announced. See here.

To become a certified Sail Canada sailing instructor you must complete the following 4 components:
1 - Tune Up/Pro D weekend  May 4-5, 2019 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.

Tune Up / 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 instructorss, and CANSail 5 for CANSail 3&4 instructors). You'll also received 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 committment 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 new 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.

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. 2019 Coach Boat Safety Courses can be found here
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 
- Sailing Fundamental Course - Sail NS offered 2 Fundamental Courses this year. We will not be offering anymore before Fall 2019.
- New for 2019: A valid Criminal Record Check, recognized for 5 years from date of application 

Certification Requirements

- Successful completion of the Make Ethical Decisions online evaluation found athttp://nccpeval.coach.ca/production/med/e/default.asp
- Successful completion of the White Sail Coach evaluation with a certified Sail Canada Evaluator

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. 2019 Coach Boat Safety Courses can be found here 
- Pleasure Craft Operator’s Card 
- CANSail 5 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 

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 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.  2019 Coach Boat Safety Courses here.
- 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. Candidates who successfully complete this course with the pre-reqs will be able to certify at the CANSail 1 level and will be able to register with Sail Canada, which includes instructor liability insurance.

Pre-requisites
Sail Canada Fundamental Course
Coach Boat Safety Course
Pleasure Craft Operator Card
Standard First Aid
CANSail 2 or challenge at course

 

Certification Requirements

- Successful completion of the Make Ethical Decisions online evaluation found athttp://nccpeval.coach.ca/production/med/e/default.asp
- Successful completion of the Bronze Sail Coach evaluation with a certified Sail Canada Learning Facilitator. Evaluator

For more information, contact:

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