PRIVATE COURSE

WE ARE A SMALL SCHOOL THAT PROVIDES INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION AND WE SPECIALIZE IN CUSTOM PRIVATE COURSES FOR INDIVIDUALS, COUPLES, FAMILIES OR SMALL GROUPS.

We have organised courses on students’ boats, our own boats and charter boats on Lake Ontario, Georgian Bay and in the Caribbean.

We can teach multilevel courses such as Basic and Intermediate and can combine an introduction to sailing for the kids so they can certify too!

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Perhaps you own keelboat?

If so a private course on your own boat may be the best option. It means you will learn specific techniques relevant to your own boat and its equipment, tuning tips for your boat and recommendations for improvements.

If you don’t have a boat then we can use our CS 30 or you can charter a boat through a charter company and have one of our instructors join for a private course. 

 

We can run either a Basic, Intermediate or Advanced Course.It is also possible to run Basic/Intermediate combination courses.

Note: because of the intense nature of an Advanced course it is not possible to to combine it with other levels Alternatively we can custom create a course (based on achieving CYA or IYT certification) to meet your specific needs. Depending on the boat we can accommodate up to 5 students with varying skill levels with one instructor, or up to 8 students with 2 Instructors for an Advanced Course.

If you are planning on chartering in Europe we can also offer private courses leading to International Certification of Competence. either as a standalone or in conjunction with an intermediate course or challenge.

We can also offer non-certification clinics such as

  • Docking
  • Spinnaker handling
  • Rig and sail tuning

Get a brochure for private courses

Contact us to discuss options and pricing for a private course Instructor@learntocruise.ca

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

SC12

Aug 29-Sept2

1

Confirmed

Place opened up due to cancellation

 

SC14

Sept 5-9

 

0

Full

SC15

Sept 12-16

0

Full

SC16

Sept19-23

3

Open

SC17

Sept26-30

3

Open

SC18

Oct 3-7

3

Open