BASIC

OUR BASIC COURSE WILL TEACH YOU THE BASIC SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED TO SKIPPER AND CREW ON A SAILBOAT OF UP TO 10 METRES IN LENGTH, SAFELY UNDER SAIL OR POWER, IN MODERATE WIND AND SEA CONDITIONS IN AN AREA THAT YOU KNOW AND BY DAY

The course leads to Sail Canada (CANADIAN YACHTING ASSOCIATION) BASIC CRUISING STANDARD (DAY SKIPPER SAIL). If required we will also cover the Boaters Card (Pleasure Craft Operators Card) which you need to operate a power boat.

THE KNOWLEDGE PORTION INCLUDES:

        • parts of the boat
        • terminology
        • Gear and equipment
        • basic chartwork
        • tides and currents
        • anchoring
        • basic weather
        • rules of the road and buoyage
        • Dealing with emergencies

THE PRACTICAL SKILLS PORTION INVOLVES SIGNIFICANT TIME ON THE WATER ACTING AS BOTH SKIPPER AND CREW.

WE COVER:

        • Boat handling under sail and power

 

        • Basic navigation

 

        • Knot tying

 

        • Safety equipment and procedures

 

        • Crew-overboard recovery procedure

 

        • Practical application of the rules of the road

 

        • Anchoring and docking practice

 

        • Snugging the boat down

All the information in the Sail Canada written exam is covered in the book Basic Cruising Skills which is included in the course fees and will be sent out to you before the course. A number of other pamphlets and cards will be included which give supporting information for the course. On successful completion of the course you will be provided with a Sail Canada international Cruising log book and registered with the Ontario Sailing Association to recieve a student number and seal for the logbook. (included in the fees)

If needed the Pleasure Craft Operators Card is included free.

 

6 DAY LIVE ABOARD

$1025 plus Tax ($260 to book, balance due 30 days before the course).

Lab 6A  4 Day Live aboard $800 + HST

 

Excludes food at cost and dockage/pumpout while away from Collins Bay Marina (usually around $20 per student) for more details please see terms and conditions.

 

 

These are ideal if you plan to buy a keelboat or join friends on a cruise. It is taught on a larger wheel steered boat. This live aboard runs for a total of six days (and five evenings) starting on Sunday early afternoon and finishing on Friday afternoon. See a Typical Agenda.  At least 4 nights are spent out at anchorage or another marina. The group sleeps on board the boat. This format provides more time for instruction and practice as well as more exposure to the experience of cruising than the day courses. There is at least 36 hours of sailing and over 40 hours of instruction. It provides an introduction to cruising in a a safe environment but does not cover many of the skills necessary for chartering or boat ownership.(these are covered at Intermediate Level) Class sizes are 3 individual students or 2 couples with one instructor on board our CS30.
The live aboard courses are held in Kingston Ontario and start and finish at Collins Bay Marina There is ample free car parking for the duration of the courses and the Marina is well equipped with wash rooms and showers.

 

*We cannot guarantee that all courses will run. We usually need a minimum of 3 people to confirm a live aboard course so if you are flexible on dates it’s best to pick a course which is partially full(pending) especially if you will make up the third or fourth student so the course will be confirmed to run.

 

Live Aboard

 

Course ID Course Dates Remaining Places Course Status
LAB1 Sun-Fri 14-19 May 2017 0 Full
LAB3 Sun-Fri 11-16 June 2017 0 Full
LAB4 Sun-Fri 25-30 June 2017 0  Full
LAB6 Sun-Fri 16-21 July 2017 0 Full
LAB6A Thu-Sun Aug 3-6 0 Full
LAB8 Sun-Fri 20-25 Aug 2017 0 Full
LAB 8A Aug 27-Sept 1 0 Full
LAB9 Sun-Fri 3-8 Sept 2017 0 Full
LAB10 Sun-Fri 17-22 Sept 2017 0 Full
LAB11 Sun-Fri Oct 1-5 0 Full
 
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LAB11 New course just added in October

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Sailing Tips

Any of the Basic or Intermediate/ICC courses can be taken as a private course or on your boat. We can combine levels if feasible.