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New! BVI course details Janury 2016
2016 BVI Brochure

New! Private course or sailing vacation in the BVI for groups of four or more

New! Sailing tips Docking a Monohull Keelboat

Why go with an out of town Sailing School offering a limited range of courses in Kingston? We have far more experience running courses in Kingston and our locally based Instructors are more experienced and know the waters intimately,we offer a personalized service and support the local sailing community and we sail out of the best marina in Kingston, Collins Bay Marina

Kingstons Premier Sailing School -Fourteen great years of teaching sailing and cruising to over 500 students with CYA ! We participte in the Transport Canada Small Vessel Compliance Program and meet the standard for Recreational Boating Schools (RBS)TP15136

Have you ever dreamt of learning to sail a large keelboat?

Or thinking of chartering a sailboat for a vacation in the sun?

Maybe you already have a cruising sailboat and want to upgrade your skills,

or you just want a different kind of vacation this year?

Come learn with us. Our "cruise and learn" courses with top professional Sail Canada (CYA) and IYT certified instructors provide a safe, enjoyable sailing vacation leading to recognised qualifications in the beautiful 1000 Islands and Prince Edward County regions near Kingston, Ontario - some of the best freshwater sailing areas in the world and just a short drive from Toronto or Ottawa. Our courses are priced in Canadian Dollars!


  • Basic

    This leads to full Sail Canada Basic Certification not just an introductory course to sailing. Even if you have never been on a boat before we will teach you how to handle a cruising boat safely under power and sail in moderate conditions.

  • Intermediate

    This builds on your basic skills. Designed for those who want to charter or purchase a keelboat it includes more navigation and boat management aspects as well as improved sailing skills and boat handling/docking and the ICC practical. 6 Day Live Aboard. Optionally or in conjuction with Sail Canaada Intermediate Cruising we can offer IYT International Bareboat Skipper (contact us)or ICC (see below)

  • International Certificate of Competence

    ICC certification is required to operate a boat in most European Countries. The ICC consists of a practical test in a short passage and a theory test. It is strongly recommended that you have already completed Sail Canada Intermediate cruising and Coastal Navigation or have comparable experience. The course can be taken as a weekend standalone course or as an add on to a 6 day Intermediate live aboard course.

  • Download a brochure for Custom (private) Courses

    We specialize in private courses customized to your needs and avaiability we can offer multilevel courses and family courses where all can participate. they are available on your boat, our Tanzer 7.5 or CS30 or we can arrange to charter a larger boat. Taught as Live aboard courses or day sailing format (Basic only) to suit your time table.

USA US clients note Courses are recognised Internationally and prices are in $Canadian more information in our FAQ

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