Find the course that will transform you
from a novice into a confident and
knowledgeable sailor.


Ready, set, go! Take your sailing skills to the
next level, by gaining unparalleled guidance
from experienced instructors


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!

Unsure of which course to take? See our recommendations for you.

RECENT NEWS (more in Sailing Tips & News)


Come down the water is great! Im sure you have heard about high water levels in Lake ontario. The water is higher than the peak reached in 2017. This is not affecting our courses however, we are able to visit the favourite clubs and marinas and all the usual...

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Update on ICC

There is an upcoming ICC course on Saturday andSunday June 1&2 now is your chance to get the ICC which is required to skipper  charters in most European countries. For details see https://learntocruise.ca/learn/international-certificate-of-competence/

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Update on ICC

UNECE has confirmed that Italy and France have not signed Resolution 40, therefore IYT is extending the MCA ICC list of countries to French and Italian IYT citizens. This means that all the candidates that are citizens and residents of either France or Italy can...

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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.



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)



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.



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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