|After 4 decades of teaching sailing, I have discovered a number of things. First, sailing might not for everyone, but for those who discover sailing is their passion, the sport provides so many avenues to enjoy boating, sailing and cruising. To find out if sailing is something you want to do, scroll down to Learn to Sail: The Introduction on this page.|
Second, for some people, there is absolutely no doubt sailing is for them, but they have never had the opportunity to get out on the water. If that describes you, Learn to Sail: The Basics is the solution. At InformedBoater Academy, we take a unique approach to learning to sail. Rather than large group lessons with a boat full of students, we know you have greater success with instruction that is tailored to your specific needs.
Our specialty and passion is cruising. The freedom to sail a new waterway, set your anchor in an unfamiliar anchorage, celebrate sunset, cook and share an onboard meal and spend the night 'on the hook'. OK, that's the Hallmark moment – but it is possible with the right instruction and onboard experience. We have schedule 7 opportunities for you to Learn to Cruise (The Basics) to prepare you for owning your own boat or chartering in the islands. This is a 5-day live aboard experience based on Sail Canada Intermediate Cruising Standard. It is a bit of work, but worth every moment. Read on to find out more ...
Learn to Cruise: The Basics
Learn to Cruise PREREQUISITES
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Learn to Cruise 2019 COURSE DATESLTC01 5-day Sun Jun 2 (5 pm) to Fri Jun 7 (3 pm) 1000 Islands
LTC02 5-day Sun Jun 9 (5 pm) to Fri Jun 14 (3 pm) 1000 Islands
LTC03 2-weekend Fri Jun 21 (5 pm) to Sun Jun 3 (3 pm) & Fri Jun 28 (5 pm) to Sun Jun 30 (3 pm); Location: Bay of Quinte or 1000 Island - TBD
LTC04 5-day Sun Jul 7 (5 pm) to Fri Jul 12 (3 pm) 1000 Islands
LTC05 5-day Sun Aug 18 (5 pm) to Fri Aug 23 (3 pm) 1000 Islands
LTC06 5-day Sun Aug 25 (5 pm) to Fri Aug 30 (3 pm) 1000 Islands
LTC07 2-weekend Fri Sep 6 (5 pm) to Sun Sep 8 (3 pm) & Fri Sep 13 (5 pm) to Sun Sep 15 (3 pm); Location: Bay of Quinte or 1000 Island - TBD
Learn to Sail: The BasicsThis is one of the entry level courses in the series of Sail Canada courses on sailing keelboats and on cruising. It develops 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. Basic boating skills are developed under sail and power with a focus on operation of the vessel as both crew and skipper. Individuals with minimal practical on water experience should consider completing the Start Keelboat Sailing standard before attending for this training.
Learn to Sail: The IntroThis is one of the entry levels in the series of Sail Canada courses on sailing keelboats and on cruising. This course is intended to provide novice boaters the opportunity to experience the joys of boating. The session(s) may also be used for the purpose of building crew teamwork skills on water.
Learn to Sail / Cruise: Online Learning
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