Offered Wednesday evenings, 18:30 – 21:30 on:
This Sail Canada course will provide the theoretical knowledge required to be able to act safely as both skipper and crew on a sailing cruiser of 10 – 15 meters, any modern rig and inboard engine, operating within 100 miles of shore by day or night in coastal or inland waters in any weather. Topics covered will include: Sail theory, centre of lateral resistance and centre of effort, lee and weather helm, sail shape adjustments, weather (low pressure systems, warm and cold fronts, clouds and their associated weather), collision regulations and distress signals, method of grounding for lightning, winterizing and preparing for launch, electronic navigation aids, on-board emergencies and towing, precautions for heavy weather, non-stop passage planning, dealing with on-board electro-mechanical problems, oil and filter changes, bleeding fuel lines, docking and undocking under sail, sailing at night, yacht stability. The Sail Canada Advanced Cruising exam may be written at the conclusion of the course. A credit of 50% of this course fee will be applied against the Advanced Cruising on-water course fee if the on-water is taken through HBSC on Lake Ontario in 2021.
Basic Cruising Standard
Basic Coastal Navigation
Intermediate Cruising Standard
Intermediate Coastal Navigation
ROC(M) VHF w/DSC endorsement,
Pleasure Craft Operator’s Card.