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!
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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...read more
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/read more
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...read more
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.