Offered Wednesday evenings, 18:30 – 21:30 on:
This Sail Canada course will provide the Ashore (theoretical) Knowledge required to be able to cruise safely in familiar waters as both skipper and crew of a sailing yacht of 9 to 12 meters, sloop rigged with an inboard engine in moderate wind and sea conditions by day. Topics covered will include: Planning and provisioning, recommended tools, spare parts, clothing and safety gear, seasickness prevention and treatment, boat documentation and clearing customs, safe galley procedures, stoves and heaters, 120-volt and 12-volt electrical systems, water distribution systems and proper use of the marine head, weather, on-board emergencies, crew overboard recovery, docking and undocking, managing a dinghy, rafting and anchoring, ropes, responsibilities of the skipper and crew. The Sail Canada Intermediate Cruising exam may be written at the conclusion of the course.
Note: The Sail Canada Intermediate Cruising Standard emphasizes on-the-water skills at a level acceptable for bareboat chartering in coastal waters. A credit of 50% of this course fee will be applied against the Intermediate Cruising on-water course fee if the on-water is taken with HBSC on Lake Ontario in 2021.
Basic Cruising Standard
Basic Coastal Navigation
ROC(M) VHF w/DSC endorsement,
Pleasure Craft Operator’s Card.