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Kingstons Premier Sailing School Fourteen great years of teaching sailing and cruising to over 400 students with CYA !

Newsletter January 2014

New Premium Vacation-Summer Intermediate courses on 39 ft plus yachts

Free Docking Clinic sponsored by Collins Bay Marina Saturday May 17th

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 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.


Download a General course Brochure

The Basic course

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.

The Intermediate course

This builds on your basic skills. It is designed for those who want to charter or purchase a keelboat and includes more navigation and boat management aspects as well as improved sailing skills and boat handling/docking. The 6-day live-aboard experience is far superior to competing courses offering 3 day live aboard courses hich allow litle time for coaching.

New for 2014:

The practical part of the ICC is included in the Intermediate at no extra Charge and
we now offer Premium Intermediate Courses on Larger Yachts.

The 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.

The Advanced course

For the passagemaker, includes continuous day and night sailing and navigation in any weather conditions, man overboard drills at night, docking under sail and other advanced sailing, boat handling and systems management skills. Taught as 6 or 7 day live aboard courses

The practical courses start and end in Collins Bay in Kingston on Lake Ontario.

Private courses

Download a brochure for 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.

Coastal Navigation

Self study or classroom courses can be arrranged- contact us for more information.

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

Interested in Dinghy sailing lessons in Kingston? Contact Collins bay Yacht Club Sailing School.

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