Looking to round out your sailing skills and learn how to be the person in charge of the boat? Maybe you have taken an introductory course in sailing, such as Start Keelboat Sailing, or spent some time sailing with others and want to fill in some of the blanks. If so, Basic Cruising is the course for you.
Although there are no pre-requisites for this 28-hour course, it is very helpful if you have done some sailing in the past. This is the ideal course for new boat owners or those who want to move up to being the Skipper for an afternoon sail.
This season ABYC will offer this program 18 times in three different formats, scheduled at various times during the week and on weekends (see online registration form for details). This course provides both off- and on-water instruction and is designed to give students the necessary skills to act as both skipper and crew on a sailboat of up to 35 feet in length, in moderate weather conditions. The course is taught on a 25 ft. keelboat.
28 hours of instruction (on-the-water and classroom)
Sail Canada textbook and pre-course package
Logbook and Sail Canada seal
Taught by Sail Canada certified instructors
Includes boat handling under sail, safety equipment and procedures, basic weather and chart reading, reefing and knots, man-overboard procedures, terminology, powering in restricted waters, anchoring and docking, rules of the road.
For more details and how to register see http://abyc.on.ca/adult-learn-to-sail/#StrtKeelboat