Basic

For the 2022 course schedule and course fees scroll to the bottom of the page

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 course is offered in a 5 day live aboard format

We are also offering a 4 day course on JUL 4-7& JUL 25-28 at a lower price.

 If there is a demand for live aboard options for these dates we will change these to 5 day Liveaboard(at the regular price)  contact us 

 

 

 

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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

Unsure of which course to take?

See our recommendations for you.

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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.

Open: means there are no clients registered yet

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

Pending* this course is now partially booked with intermediate student(s) and will be run as an Intermediate course.

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

Includes: On-line Ashore Knowledge Study course 

Practical course at least 30 hours of sailing

Exam and certification

Accomodation on the boat.

These are live aboard cruise and learn sailing courses from Monday -Friday  Starting at Collins Bay Marina and cruising in the 1000 Islands -Price Edward Bay areas . Each night we anchor in a sheltered bay or visit a 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.

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.  Ideally The exam is conducted one evening during 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/Sail Canada 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.

 

 

 

COVID 

In 2022 we  resume 5 day live aboard courses for  fully vaccinated students*

We can offer a private course up to 4 students with the fee adjusted accordingly on one of the open scheduled course dates  Contact us to book

* Subject to Provincial and Local requirements and Sail Canada.

our instructors are now fully vaccinated

If we have to cancel courses you can rebook at a later date or obtain a refund

 

5 Day live aboard courses are $1500 for individuals occupying their own  berth and $2800 for a couple sharing a Berth. 

All prices +13% HST

For more details or to Book contact

Instructor@Learntocruise.ca

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

Course ID

2022 Course Dates

Remaining Places

Course Status

SC2 4 Day Basic*

June 6-9

 

0

Full

Priv 1

June12-17

0

Full

SC3

June 20-24

0

Full

SC4

June 27-July1

0

FULL

SC5 

July 4-7

0

Full

SC6

July 11-15

0

Full

SC7 

July18-22

4

Open

SC8

(Day Basic)

Can be run as a 5 Day Liveaboard

July25-28/29

4

Open

SC9

August 8-12

4

Open

SC10

August 15-18

4

Open

SC11

August 22-26

4

Open

SC12

August 29-Sept 2

4

Open

SC14

Sept 5-9

2

Pending*

Courses in mid sept  -mid oct to be scheduled