Development Coaches

Development Coaches

CANSail Development Coach Program is designed for coaches working with race programs at the club, regional or provincial level that extend through 4 or more months of the year.

The program offers:

  • Training and mentoring to instill confidence and effectiveness in coach candidates with experienced Full Time coaches as part of the program.
  • Emphasis on practical on-water coaching at the training clinic.
  • Places importance on sport science elements of fitness, nutrition, and sports psychology.
  • Final evaluations carried out on racecourses and at training camps.
  • Accreditation as a Sail Canada Coach and with the Coaching Association of Canada in the NCCP Competition Development Context (with successful evaluation).
  • Preparation and prerequisite achievement for Sailing Coaches to advance and enter into Canada’s National Coaching Institute (NCI).

Development Coach Program Candidates will have:

  • Previous sail-racing experience (preference for having campaigned a World Sailing-recognized class)
  • A genuine interested in becoming and/or developing personally and professionally as a coach
  • Experience as a high-level sailor or coach with Race Team programs
Eligibility Criteria Document

Full information on the pathway through Coach Training, Certification and Re-certification is available here.

Helpful Information:
  • Making Ethical Decisions Evaluation Module
  • Manage Conflict
  • Leading Drug-Free Sport
Find NCCP Online Evaluation Modules

Code of Conduct

Sail Canada Code of Conduct

Instructor Insurance

Sail Canada Instructor Liability Insurance Policy Information

The CANSail Development Coach Program has been developed by Sail Canada in partnership with the Coaching Association of Canada.


  • Rolex
  • Helly Hansen
  • Gallagher Skippers' Plan
  • BMO Sail Canada MasterCard
  • Government of Canada