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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)

Shortwave is for Sale!

With the ongoing success of our Basic and Intermediate Liveaboards we have decided to focus on these for 2017 onwards.  A further factor influencing this decision is the challenge of adequately teaching Day Skipper courses in a four day format. We have decided to discontinue the four day Basic courses so Shortwave is no longer needed. The boat is in great shape with a 3 year old Nissan 4 stroke electric start outboard and a  3yr old Mainsail. As a bonus we will pay winter storage and will provide assistance with re-rigging and Sailing lessons for the purchaser See details on... read more

Coming soon 2017 Vacation Courses in St Martin

We are just putting the finishing touches on arrangements for Basic/Intermediate courses in the Caribbean (the Sint Maarten/St. Martin, Anguilla and St. Barthelemy cruising area) We will offer Sail Canada (Basic/Intermediate)or IYT (Bareboat Skipper/ICC)certifications there will be four  7 day courses Sunday January 22-29 Sunday January 29- February 5 Sunday February 5-12 Sunday February 12-19 With the advantage of direct flights, experienced instructors, a great boat, beautiful cruising grounds and the opportunity to combine a vacation with certification courses and at a competitive price (we hope to keep this below $2000 US all in -excluding airfare) we are sure the courses will fill quickly watch this space or feel free to contact... read more

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

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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