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CANSail provides a solid foundation of sailing skills, techniques and experience.


Develop skills through superior training and Olympic-style competition


Learn rope work, small craft operation training, marine navigation, and naval communication


Play sports, learn about healthy living and improve your physical fitness.

The Training Department consist of the Training Officer (TrgO), Training Chief or Petty Officer (TrgCPO/PO), and a staff of senior cadets and adult staff, often with other duties within the unit, serving as instructors for the Phase Training Program - the basic Sea Cadet syllabus. The Trg CPO/PO is often responsible for maintaining each cadet's training record, as well as handling resources and rating instructors.

From September to June, Sea Cadets participate in local training one evening per week. All Sea Cadet Corps are also required to conduct a minimum of 4 weekend activities throughout the year. Most corps augment this with optional activities on alternate weeknights and weekends.Sea Cadets get to participate in a great variety of activities, including many experiences that are unique to this program.

Boating & Sailing

  • Swimming & Watersports

  • Camping

  • Citizenship (Parades, Community Events)

  • Marksmanship & Biathlon

  • Sports & Fitness

  • Naval Knowledge

  • Leadership Training

  • Local, Regional & National Competitions

Sea Cadets are supervised and instructed by members of the Cadet Instructor's Cadre, a component of the Canadian Forces Reserves which specializes in youth training and development. They are supported by Navy League Volunteers, Civilian Instructors and even members of the Regular Forces that volunteer time to work with cadets.

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