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.

To meet stage 3 of Ontario COVID response  only Day courses are available currently

Courses will be run with a single family group

 

 

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THE KNOWLEDGE PORTION INCLUDES:

        • parts of the boat
        • terminology
        • Gear and equipment
        • basic chartwork
        • tides and currents
        • anchoring
        • basic local 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

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Included is the Basic Ashore Knowledge on-line module in the fee for our courses.

LearntoCruiseOnline.ca 

  • Access to the online ashore knowledge sessions
  • Email and phone access to LearnToCruiseOnline instructors to deal with any questions you may have
  • Access to LTCO’s online Basic Cruising practice exam.  This simulates the experience of writing the official Sail Canada exam and will help you gauge your readiness to write the official exam.
  • The exam fee is also included in the course fee.
If you wish to do the online course separately from an afloat course  there is a fee of $125 with an additional exam fee of $50 (total $175). (we will refund $125 if you subsequently book a course with us in 2019 in Canada.) See learntocruiseonline.ca to register for this option.

What you need to know

All the information in the Sail Canada written exam is covered in the on-line Basic Ashore Knowledge module  but we also recommend that you buy the Sail Canada textbook Basic Cruising skills.  The exam is conducted at the beginning of the course and exam fees and marking are included in the course fee. 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. (also included in the fees) If needed the Pleasure Craft Operators Card is included free.

To Book a course and for pricing  please email

Instructor@Learntocruise.ca

Other dates may be available please check with us!

More information about your course will be provided in a pre-course package 

Course ID Course Dates Remaining Places Course Status
Day 1
Aug 3-6
0 closed
Day 2
Aug 8&9 15&16
3 Full
Day 3
Aug 17-20
0 Full
Day 3A
Aug 30-4
0 Pending
Day 4

Sept 8-11

0 Full
Day 5

Sept 14-18 

3 Pending
Day 6 Sept 28-Oct1 3 open

Open: means there are no clients registered yet

PENDING: means the course is temporarily held for a few days for clients who hav not registered please contact us if you wish to book –

Full: means all the places have been taken and the course is confirmed. You can join a waiting list but registered  clients rarely cancel.

4  DAY WEEKENDS or WEEKDAYS COURSE

Includes: On-line Ashore Knowledge Study course 

Practical course 28 hours of sailing

Exam and certification

These are day sailing course on Saturday and Sunday of adjacent weekends returning each night to  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. 

See a typical Agenda

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.