You completed your cansail 1&2. That's a great accomplishment. It also means that now, you don't have someone to tell you when to show up at the club, what to do, with whom to sail and to watch over you. And it can be a bit daunting to participate in club activities with sailors seemingly much more experienced than you.
This is normal, but we want you to know that you belong and that there are many opportunities for you to participate as a beginner and improve your skills. Notably, you can learn to race, learn other boats or train other sailors.
There is many more opportunities to learn.
First, you can enroll into a cansail 3 and later on a cansail 4 class. Note that we do not typically recommend enrolling in a cansail 3 course immediately after your cansail 1&2. Instead, we suggest that you practice sailing for a season before, in order to derive the maximum benefit from that class.
Second, you can learn to learn how to sail other boats, such as a single person laser or a high speed catamaran by completing one of the clinics. These boats are quite different from an albacore, and some of the things you learned on the albacore might not be useful or being contrary to what you do on these other boats, so unless your goal is to mostly sail laser or catamarans, we suggest that you first improve your skills sailing albacores before exploring the other boats.
If you just started sailing this year, it is unlikely that you will helm your boat towards 1st place on a Friday night race, one of our most competitive event. Nevertheless, you can start racing by:
Just take a boat out and enjoy the Outer Harbour, the Inner Harbour or the Ontario Lake by yourself! Be mindful of the wind and area limitations: (e.g., cansail 2 stay within the Outer Harbor) and all sailors need to be back before sunset.
Participate in casual sailing activities such as: