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Learn to Sail: The Basics



2-Part Seminar
June 10 & 17
7 to 9 PM



Veteran sailing and boating Instructor, Rob MacLeod will be presenting a 2-evening boating / sailing seminar at Port Whitby Marina on Monday evenings, June 10 and 17 from 7 to 9 PM.

This ‘no-charge’ seminar is open to anyone interested in learning or improving their ability to sail and boat safely.

Based on Sail Canada’s Learn to Cruise curriculum, Rob will present The basics of learning to sail a fixed-keel boat. Not sure what that is - no matter, you will by the time Rob is finished.





A sailor and boating instructor for 40 years, Rob is available to answer your questions as part of this seminar series.

Rob is author of Basic Sailing and Cruising Skills - the text for Learn to Sail: The Basics. Copies will be available for purchase at the seminars, or purchase in advance at Port Whitby Marine Supplies for $14.95.

This no-charge seminar series is open to the public. This seminar  is hosted at Port Whitby Marina - 301 Watson St W., Whitby ON





Learn to Sail: The Basics (For sail and power)



This 2-evening seminar is based on the Ashore Knowledge portion Sail Canada's Basic Cruising Standard. SC standards combine both Ashore (theoretic) and Afloat (skills) to certify competence. The Basic Cruising Standard is designed to develop the student’s ability to take command of and operate (with assistance of competent crew) an auxiliary powered sailing vessel, by day, in light to moderate conditions (10-15 knots).








Seminar 1 - June 10
Seminar 2 - June 17

  • Terms and Definitions
  • Gear and Equipment
  • Safety
  • Rules of the Road


  • Weather
  • Duties of Skipper and Crew
  • Seamanship


Download the Sail Canada Basic Cruising standard