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ABOUT

We offer specialty programming that is
designed to provide unique experiences.
Concentrating on the aspects that matter.

Come learn with us. Our “cruise and learn” Keelboat Sailing 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!

RECENT NEWS (more in Sailing Tips & News)

Cold Water Safety

With the season just beginning sailors are on the water which is still cold, around  7 degrees C on Lake Ontario If you fell in we used to think about hypothermia being the principal cause of death, however in very cold water below 10 degrees the principal cause of death is drowning caused by cold shock.  For about 1 minute you gasp for air often inhaling water especially if you are not wearing a lifejacket to keep your mouth out of the water. In 10 minutes you lose the ability to move your arms and legs -so if you can’t reach somewhere to get out of the water then you wont! You have around 1 hour before hypothermia sets in and around 2 hours before your heart stops and you die. Its really important to wear a life jacket -with it you can survive for at least an hour. For more information Google “Cold Water Bootcamp” or see... read more

Anchoring Seminar and Practice

Do you have problems with anchoring? Many people avoid anchoring because they have had problems in the past. Join our one day  anchoring Seminar and clinic. Cost will be $160 for a full day of instruction with small class sizes on the boat. Dates will be posted soon or contact us The seminar includes: ground tackle Rode makeup Anchor types Selection of an anchorage Anchoring Procedure Windlass use and safety Trip line Setting the anchor Using multiple anchors/tie off to land Selecting scope Verifying anchor is set Use of snubber Anchor bearings Anchor alarm Weighing anchor After this there is an on water practical session for about 4... read more

Docking Seminar and Clinic

Docking is one of the most stressful parts of boating.
Join our full day seminar and docking practice for some much needed stress relief!
This is great for folk who have completed their Basic or Intermediate or just need more instruction and practice in docking. Spend the day with an experienced Instructor learning useful techniques for a safe docking in different conditions.

Cost will be $160 for a full day of instruction with small class sizes on the boat.
Dates will be posted soon or contact us

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COURSE CALENDAR

COURSES

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 conjunction with Sail Canada 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 availability 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.

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