Find details and resources on instructor training below.

Sail Nova Scotia hosts yearly Clinics to train Sail Canada Coaches and Instructors. These Clinics and Courses are sanctioned by Sail Canada and the Coaching Association of Canada. You can complete the training to become a Community, Dinghy, Keelboat or Cruising Instructor.

Questions about completing the training? Contact Sophia at [email protected].

Sail Canada Dinghy Instructor Training

Trained Sail Canada Dinghy Instructors are eligible to teach the nationally recognized CANSail Curriculum. All Sail Canada Instructors meet the training requirements set by the Coaching Association of Canada.

Clinic Registration:

An Instructor’s level determines which CANSail levels they can teach to their students. The Sail Canada Instructor Levels are as follows:

  • Community Instructor (recommended for assistant instructors)
  • CANSail 1 & 2 Instructor
  • CANSail 3 & 4 Instructor
  • CANSail 5 & 6 Instructor

Review the document below for an overview of the Dinghy Instructor Pathway in Nova Scotia. Community Instructors can review their training requirements here.

Are you an experienced instructor looking to pursue professional development opportunities?
Consider learning from the Coaching Association of Canada, or becoming a Sail Canada Learning Facilitator or Development Coach.

Sail Canada Keelboat & Cruising Instructor Training

Becoming a Certified Keelboat & Cruising Instructor allows you to teach a variety of courses, including PCOC and ROC(M). Check out Sail Canada’s Keelboat & Cruising Instructor page to lean more.

Instructor Levels include:
Start Keelboat Sailing, Basic Cruising, Basic Racing, Keelboat Spinnaker, Intermediate Cruising, Cruising Catamaran, Advanced Cruising, and Offshore Cruising.

Learn how to become a Keelboat & Cruising Instructor by reviewing the Instructor Pathway and inquiring with Sophia at [email protected] about the next upcoming Instructor Clinic.

2023 Basic Cruising Instructor Clinic

Sail Nova Scotia has been a huge advocate for Able Sail right across the province since day one!

Kevin Penny
Able Sail Nova Scotia