Thank you for a successful 2021 Season. Im glad we were able to run courses safely during the pandemic with the precautions we put in place. Courses for 2022 are now posted and if you need more information please don't hesitate to contact us.
In the meantime why not take one of our on-line courses at
If you take the: Basic Cruising, Intermediate Cruising or Advanced Cruising Ashore course on-line and subsequently take the corresponding afloat course with us next season we will apply the full fee of the ashore course to the cost for the afloat course
If you plan to take intermediate note that Basic Coastal Navigation and the ROC(M) radio operators certificate are pre-requisites to complete intermediate certification.
Intermediate Costal Navigation (in addition to the above) is a prerequisite for Advanced Cruising.
All these courses are offered at
On Water Courses
Wavelength Sailing school is committed to conduct courses in a safe and responsible manner to ensure the health and safety of our students and Instructors.
Our instructors are fully vaccinated
Please contact us to discuss courses
* Subject to Provincial and Local requirements and Sail Canada recommendations. Vaccinated – at least one dose and 14 days minimum since first dose.
If we have to cancel courses you can rebook at a later date or obtain a refund
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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New Weather courses Available in May . These sessions will be presented by Marco Heitz who we welcome to Wavelength Sailing School. The sessions will be held on Zoom and will be recorded for future reference by registrants. Each sesión priced at $60 plus HST Course...
New Weather & Passage Planning courses Available in April . These sessions will be presented by Marco Heitz who we welcome to Wavelength Sailing School. The sessions will be held on Zoom and will be recorded for future reference by registrants. Each sesión priced...
Interim Measures Coronavirus Pandemic (March 14 2020)Coronavirus (COVID-19) The health and well being of our students is of paramount importance to us. We are implementing the following measures to protect students as far as possible. If you have...
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Feedback from Students
2019 ASA instructor ratings are in !
The 2019 ASA Instructor ratings are based on feedback from students directly to American Sailing Association.
Congratulations to Joel for coming in 4th out of over 2000 ASA Instructors. This is based on the student rating and the number of student certifications.
Rob and Phil taught less courses and so did not make the top 30. However they both obtained a rating of 99+ %
Relaxed yet business like instruction. A very good learning atmosphere, instructor’s depth of knowledge was obvious. Thanks, an excellent experience, I am a more competent sailor as a result of your instruction.
Great instructor would highly recommend him, relaxed style, sense of humour, listened to feedback, patient and flexible.
Instruction couldn’t be better very patient. I had a marvelous experience. Thank you for all of the training, I am miles ahead of where I was prior to the course. It has motivated me to go on and improve my skills.
Excellent guidance: I gained confidence in my ability to communicate with the crew and sail the boat, while advice was still available. Thanks for answering my 1000 questions. Great job of bringing a crew together. I’m sad to be ashore!
Tim now sails Elanor Tarr, see his story Shaun’s Blog – Basic and Intermediate 2012
The approach & delivery were spot on…pitch, timing and pace of instruction were ideal..a great week and a wonderful experience the constant presence and active engagement of the instructor are invaluable. The vast amount of helm time just lifts this live aboard training way beyond comparable shore-based rivals.
I just wanted to say thank you for the great course I took with you in August. Although the weather wasn’t ideal, it did force me to face my fear of strong winds (they certainly were that!) and I gained a great deal of confidence and knowledge. It’s been interesting to see the difference now in my ability to sail our boat. I know so much more and have been able to apply it.
Loved learning how to heave to – we’ve used that a lot, especially to reef our main sail when the winds have suddenly picked up. My husband and I definitely want to do the Intermediate course with you in the BVI this winter.
We want to thank you both for the sailing courses we took from you. We just returned from 2 weeks in the BVI, sailing on our own on a 32′ Beneteau that we chartered. It was a great experience, thanks largely to the practical knowledge and experience you both shared with us.
We revisited some of the places we went to a year ago on the course with you, Phil. And ventured off to explore some new places as well. It was April, so conditions were quite a bit different than when we were there in January – very strong winds, and north swells – so it was a good challenge for us.
We anchored and hooked up to mooring balls with ease, and had no problems coming into docks and tying up for fueling. And we both took turns at the helm (you would have been very proud of my skills, Jim!)
We wanted to let you know because none of this would have been possible without the beginner and intermediate courses we took with you. It was one of our dreams to charter and sail in the BVI for two weeks on our own, and now we’ve done it!
Julie W. Waterloo ON.(Basic Course Sailboat owner)
Phil is a fantastic Instructor, patient able to teach in different methods great for adult learning. I thoroughly enjoy being on his courses. Great boat (Wavelength) to learn on responsive, great size not intimidating.
Knowledgeable Instructor who stepped through all the info. (practical and theoretical) required to pass the CYA Intermediate Standard.
Superb! Phil is a skilled and generous Instructor. He is extremely knowledgeable. He communicates his passion for sailing very well, his approach to teaching is thoughtful and very in tune with his learners. I feel privileged to have spent a week sailing with him.
Through my role as a Specialist Firearms Officer in the UK and as Head of the Tactical Team and of the Firearms Training School, I have been in the adult learning environment for the last 21 years. I have experienced many types and standards of Instructors in this area and I think I can recognise a good one when I see one.
Phil was superb. His style and approach were at a level that both students required. (One novice and one intermediate.) His knowledge was exceptional and his desire for both students to succeed was very evident and he clearly took a great deal of personal pride from seeing us both develop during the week. Whilst we were regularly challenged and exposed to new experiences it was all done in such a way that allowed both students to learn effectively. Phil is to be congratulated on his ability to impart his vast knowledge.
Dave A. (UK)