We teach Sail Canada CANSail accredited courses.
This unique program brings together all levels of sailing experience including those who have never sailed before. Sailors first learn how to sail in our fleet of PICOs, Flying Juniors, CLUB 420’s and Lasers for individuals. Students are taught the basics of navigation on water, boat terminology and the theory behind how a boat sails. The focus will be on rigging, knots, tacking/gybing and sailboat maneuvering. They will also gain valuable leadership skills and make friends. This program emphasizes safety, fun and learning, and provides preparation for solo sailing, if desired.
highlights and information.
|CANSail 1 & 2 cost $180. Thursday evening to Sunday every week in the season. Starts on Thursday June 28th, last course ends September 2nd.
Adult classes Thursday and Friday evenings 6 pm - 9 pm & continuing Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 3 pm
|CANSail 3 cost $ 400. (10 weekdays, Monday to Friday)
July 16th – July 27th
August 20st – August 24th
CANSail 4 cost $ 250. (5 weekdays, Monday to Friday)
July 16th – July 20th
August 20th – August 25th
Family Weekend held every week-end from July 6th to September 2nd.
Designed for up to 4 Participants, 2 Adults and 2 Youth (under 18) to participate in this 2.5 day program which runs Friday evening 6-9:00 pm and Saturday / Sunday 9 am - 2 pm.
Students learn the basics to sailboat navigation and are
introduced to the sport in an entertaining and positive
learning atmosphere. Students will engage in technical and
practical detail that is important to develop navigational
skills. Based around the Competency Base Education Training curriculum, Sail Canada has adopted a standard to take account of different skill levels available
in a single group. This allows different people with different
skills to progress at their own pace. From this idea,CANSao; has eliminated all written tests! That's right, no final
exams! With this new curriculum, you will be responsible
for your own focus. This gives room for students to learn
on different boats, learn different skills and move into
a sailing specialty independent of others. More information
on this can be found on our course
Students will start with the first two days as common and
will be able to specialize afterwards, allowing you to complete
your chosen skill set checklist later on. Lessons will cover
theory such as knot tying, basic seamanship, navigation,
wind prediction, and gain skills both as
crew and as skipper..
High lights of this course, based on previous year's experience,
will be a sail under their own seamanship, typically at the end of the course
where anyone can sail freely, race, partake in destination sails
and just plain havin' fun!
Lessons will start in Picos and Flying Juniors and progress to Club 420's. These
dinghy boats provide room for two persons maximum. These
are not keelboats and are no way associated with the Vernon
Yacht Club just down the road. Students are encouraged to
follow skill sets that use our different boats such as Lasers
(1 person). These boats are generally
more efficient and have 'planing' capabilities. NOSA also has a fleet of one person Lasers; use of the Lasers are restricted
to persons completing adequate skill sets in other boats
and those who are of a certain competency equal to CANSail 2. Check out our pictures and a
list of all our boats
Membership fees are as follows:
Please visit our membership
page for more information
What to bring:
NOTE: Club provides life jackets
Students are not guaranteed to stay dry! When sailing these
small dinghies, and when boat does planned capsizing manouvers. It is strongly
suggested that you bring a change of clothes. Under direct instructor direction students will demonstrate how to capsize their dinghy depending on the skill
set right a capsized boat and clear it of water.
Change of clothes, sunscreen, hat with brim, water shoes, (bring
sandals as last resort), and towel. Note: Shoes will get
wet! Bring an appropriate change of shoes.
can either bring a lunch or go out during your one hour
lunch break on both Saturday and Sunday.
If you have your own Certified Canada Coast guard PFD or life jacket, please bring it
as it will be fit for you. Otherwise, the club will provide.
Our facilities are secure and enclosed by a chain link fence.
There is a code gate to get into the compound which provides
security and comfort. Our members also store their boats
here for the year which means you are among 20-30 boats.
Take a tour of NOSA by clicking on the image to the left. you'll find
great pictures and an idea of what this place is really
Located on Okanagan Lake in Vernon, British Columbia, Canada,
NOSA is accessed through the Paddlewheel Park parking lot.
You will see the NOSA sign and its surrounding compound.
Non-members will only be able to get in during class hours.
The compound is locked with a membership code. Ample parking
Directions: Head southwest from Vernon on Okanagan Landing Road for 10 minutes
Keep an eye out for Blue Heron Pub on your right. Once you have passed
this, only a two hundred meters you will see an entrance to
a large parking lot. This is the paddlewheel park parking
lot. Park and look for the sign. If you need a map, please