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Learn To Sail


picCANSail Recognized Courses

NOSA  delivers  SAIL CANADA (CANsail) accredited courses.
This unique program brings together all levels of sailing experience including those  who have never sailed before. This series of programs emphasizes safety, fun and learning, and provides preparation for solo sailing, if the sailor so wishes.Sailors first learn how to sail in our fleet of Optis, PICOs, Flying Juniors and CLUB 420’s. Students are taught the basics of safety and navigation on water, boat terminology and the theory behind how a boat sails. The focus will be on rigging boats, tying knots, tacking/gybing and sailboat maneuvering. They will also gain valuable leadership and team working skills and make friends.  

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CANSail 1 & 2 cost $ 250. Each of these courses is 5 weekdays. First summer course starts on Monday July 2nd and the last course ends August 31st.

CANSail 3 cost $ 400.  Course is 10 days (10 weekdays, Monday to Friday over two weeks).
This course is given twice in the season:   
     July 16th – July 27th
     August 20st – August 31st

CANSail 4 cost $ 250.  Course is 5 weekdays.
(5 weekdays, Monday to Friday)    
    July 16th – July 20th  
    August 20th – August 24th     

Please note that the youth CANSail 3 and 4 classes are combined with the adult ones.            

Sail Canada has adopted the standard to take account of different skill levels available in a small group of youth. This allows the youth with different skills to progress at their own pace. From this new idea, we have eliminated all written tests! That's right, no final exams! Within this curriculum, you will be responsible for your own target. This gives room for students to learn on different boats, learn different skills and move into a sailing specialty less dependent of others

Students will experience the 3 days together in common sessions and then may be able to specialize for the duration of time, allowing each student to complete their chosen skill set checklist.  Lessons will cover theory such as parts of a boat, points of sail, knot tying, safety, basic seamanship, navigation, wind prediction, and gain skills both as crew and as a skipper.


Situated on the historic Okanagan Landing, NOSA provides the perfect spot for learning to sail with the benefit of a safe compound.


Enroll your children before school ends Don't let the summer fly by!
NOSA operates its lessons throughout the July and August months. NOSA offers its sailing lessons to students of ages 8 to 17

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picThere is no typical day at NOSA as each day is filled with fun and adventure. Students will be exposed to a thriving environment that builds concentration and team work skills. There is just so much to do, we can barely fit in all in one summer! Remember, these operate all summer long. The whole summer plan includes a variety of activities centered around sailing. Each week something new will happen! Be sure to book early for one, two or more week sessions.


In order to ensure your child is registered, we must receive: Payment in full

   at least one week prior to the course



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