Basic Cruising Course


The Basic Cruising Course was designed by Sail Canada and is internationally recognized. Topics include docking, anchoring, basic navigation and emergency procedures. Lessons take place aboard our 31ft Beneteau.

Upcoming courses

S1 – September 6, 13 & 20 from 6:30-9pm (Classroom), September 9, 16 & 23 from 9-4pm (On water)

S2 – September 6, 13 & 20 from 6:30-9pm (Classroom), September 10, 17 & 24 from 9-4pm (On water)

  • Description


    This course introduces the operation of a cruising keelboat both as a powered vessel and as a sailboat. The terminology used in describing the boat and on water activities is taught and used throughout the course. Practical topics under power include simple maneuvering skills as well as the departure from and returning to the dock. Basic sailing skills are developed including sail selection, the use and positioning of sails to provide propulsion, and the operation of the vessel with a crew.