Basic Cruising Course for Adults
The ABYC Keelboat Course is a beginner level, internationally recognized Sail Canada program offered in conjunction with Humber College. Classes, which are scheduled at various times during the week and on weekends,provide both off- and on-water instruction and are 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 (C&C 25) and is ideal for new sailors.
The fee includes a one-year Introductory Associate Membership at ABYC with all privileges.
- 27 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.
Students have the option of writing the Pleasure Craft Operator’s Card exam during their course. (There is an additional fee for the PCOC.)
|1.||You must have a properly fitting Department of Transportation approved life jacket. (Bring to class) This may be purchased through a local boating supplies store or outdoor sporting goods store which carries boating equipment.|