CANSail Windsurf Instructor

CANSail Windsurf Instructor

CANSail Instructor Training Clinics are scheduled and delivered by Provincial Sailing Associations. Please contact your PSA regarding clinic schedules, locations, and registration.

Prerequisites for the Windsurfing Instructor Clinics:

  • Must be 16 years of age in the calendar year of the clinic
  • Pleasure Craft Operators Card (PCOC)
  • Standard First Aid & CPR (Standard First Aid & CPR) issued by a nationally recognized first aid provider
  • Sail Canada Boat Safety Course (*ONLY IF YOU ARE USING A COACH BOAT TO INSTRUCT, still recommended)
  • CANSail Fundamental Course


Sail Canada Code of Conduct

LTSD Online Module

All Sail Canada Dinghy Instructors & Coaches are required to complete this free online module in order to be eligible to register annually.

Click Here to Complete LTSD Module

Make Ethical Decisions – Online Evaluation

All CANSail Instructors & Coaches who have completed the CANSail Fundamental Course are required to complete the Make Ethical Decisions online evaluation by logging into their Locker Profile. Please note that CANSail Windsurf Instructors must complete the Instruction stream.

Click Here To Learn How to Complete

CANSail Instructor & Coach Recertification

Recertification for all CANSail Instructors & Coaches must be completed through a provincial sailing association. To review the updated Recertification Policy, please click here. The certification period for CANSail Instructors and Coaches is 36-months to the end of the calendar year. For example if you completed your clinic in May 2011, your level would expire December 31st, 2014. LF / MLF Recertification Policy

Instructor Insurance

Please click here for more information regarding Sail Canada Instructor liability insurance.

CanSail WindSurf Programs

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