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BASIC CRUISING COURSE FOR ADULTS – SUMMER 2017

(Additional summer courses are listed following “Winter Courses”)

The ABYC Basic Cruising Course is a beginner level, internationally recognized Sail Canada keelboat program. ABYC is a Sail Canada and Transport Canada Registered Boating School.

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, taught on a 25 ft. keelboat, is ideal for new sailors.

Features:

  • 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 and/or Toronto Harbour Licence during their course. (There are additional fees.)

For the registration form, which also indicates specific dates and times for each session, click here
(This form is writable. Save and print it when completed, sign where necessary, and return to ABYC office by email to admin@abyc.on.ca, mail, or in person.)
You can also call Roxanne at 416-698-4498 ext 221 or email us at admin@abyc.on.ca

Requirements

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.

2. Required clothing:

  • deck shoes or white-soled running shoes
  • windproof/waterproof jacket or foul weather gear
  • sun hat
  • soft-sided bag with extra warm clothes

 

PROGRAM TO KEEP YOU SAILING IN 2017!

INTRODUCTORY KEELBOAT CO-OP OPPORTUNITY FOR KEELBOAT PROGRAM GRADUATES

ABYC is providing the opportunity for graduates of the Adult Keelboat Program to continue sailing and fine-tune their sailing skills in the summer they graduate. If certified by the instructor, graduates may sail the three C&C25 co-op keelboats. The low cost of the Introductory Co-op Program membership depends on when the student joins. A training session to familiarize you with the boats will be provided with the membership. We want you to keep sailing!!

Please see the Introductory Co-operative Sailing Program Application Form for details.
(This form is writable. Save and print it when completed, sign where necessary, and return to ABYC office by email to admin@abyc.on.ca, mail, or in person.)

WINTER COURSES 2017

ABYC Learn to Sail Program is pleased to offer a variety of courses in the winter to keep sailors learning about our sport.

Sign up as soon as possible as space is limited.

CALL ROXANNE AT 416-698-4498 ext 221 or email admin@abyc.on.ca

CELESTIAL NAVIGATION

Thursdays, January 5, 12, 26 & February 2

6:00-9:00 pm

FEE: $250+HST

Instructor: Diane Reid

Are you intrigued about how we knew where we were before GPS and Loran existed?   What would you do if your electronic gadgets failed?

Learn the mysteries of celestial navigation and have fun with it the next time you are out on the water!

In this special interest course in celestial navigation you will learn the fundamentals of:

  • Using a sextant
  • Taking a shot
  • Reducing a sight
  • Determining your position

To register Call Roxanne at 416-698-4498 ext 221 or email admin@abyc.on.ca

COASTAL NAVIGATION I

MODULE 1 OF SAIL CANADA ACCREDITED COURSE
(Module 2 must be taken to complete certification)

Sundays, January 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2017
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
FEE: $225+HST
Instructor: Diane Reid
A comprehensive program designed to develop navigation skills. Topics include: charts, publications, tide tables, aids to navigation, use of navigation instruments, effects of time, distance, speed, wind, current, leeway, plotting position and a special electronic navigation session.

To register Call Roxanne at 416-698-4498 ext 221 or email admin@abyc.on.ca

COASTAL NAVIGATION II
MODULE 2 OF SAIL CANADA ACCREDITED COURSE

(Must be taken to complete certification)
Sundays, March 12, 19, 26, April 2, 2017
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
EXAM: Tuesday April 4, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
FEE: $250+HST
Instructor: Diane Reid

This course builds on the lessons learned in module 1. Here you will expand your navigation skills to include: running fixes, secondary and intermediate calculations for tide and current, estimated position and pilotage techniques. Once you have completed modules 1 and 2 you will be able to write the exam to get your Sail Canada certification.

To register Call Roxanne at 416-698-4498 ext 221 or email admin@abyc.on.ca

MARITIME RADIO RESTRICTED OPERATORS CERTIFICATE

To operate a maritime radio, you need the certificate.
It’s the law!

Monday & Tuesday January 16-17 2017
6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
FEE: $125+HST
Instructor: Diane Reid
(Note: Course will also be offered June 20&22, July 11&13 and August 1&3)

The Maritime Radio course teaches emergency radio procedures, and everyday operating techniques. Learn all about the uses of marine radios, choice of frequencies, operation, phonetic alphabet, procedural words and phrases, as well as Digital Selective Calling and the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System, (DSC/GMDSS).

To register Call Roxanne at 416-698-4498 ext 221 or email admin@abyc.on.ca

OFFSHORE PERSONAL SURVIVAL

Saturday, March 11 & 18, 2017
9:00 am – 5:00 pm and 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
(A portion of the course held at a local pool)
FEE: $400+HST
Instructor: Diane Reid

Here’s your opportunity to practice

  • firing hand held flares
  • putting out fires
  • swimming in your fowlies
  • getting into a life raft
  • cutting rigging with your bolt cutters

This Offshore Personal Survival Course will give you a hands-on opportunity for all of this. Whether you are sailing across to Rochester, to the Caribbean or in the Lake Ontario 300….something could go wrong and you could be in a position to use your safety equipment and save someone’s life.

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To register Call Roxanne at 416-698-4498 ext 221 or email admin@abyc.on.ca

STANDARD FIRST AID
(ST. JOHN AMBULANCE}

Saturday & Sunday, February 25-26, 2017
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
FEE: $150+HST
Instructor: Nigel Spink

This two-day (13 hour) course meets Canada Labour Code and WSIB requirements for workplaces with more than five employees per shift. The course provides participants with comprehensive training in over 25 first aid scenarios. Each student will receive a St. John Ambulance First Aid Reference Guide with over 400 pages of information, full colour illustrations, charts, glossary and more. A provincially recognized certificate, valid for three years, is issued upon successful completion.

To register Call Roxanne at 416-698-4498 ext 221 or email admin@abyc.on.ca

 

SUMMER 2017
ADDITIONAL COURSES

 

INTRODUCTION TO ABYC RACING

Saturday & Sunday, May 13-14, 2017
12:30 – 4:30pm
Instructors: Peter Woodall & David Cloutier
Fee: $65+HST

An introduction to racing for those who already have basic keelboat sailing skills Includes: fundamentals of racing; parts of the race course; the start line; and the various roles of crew on-board.
Taught by experienced ABYC racers.

To register Call Roxanne at 416-698-4498 ext 221 or email admin@abyc.on.ca

BASIC CRUISING REFRESHER

Saturday, May 20, 2017
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Instructor: Diane Reid
Fee: $65+HST

Designed mainly for those who have recently completed the Basic Cruising Program and want to refresh their skills.

To register Call Roxanne at 416-698-4498 ext 221 or email admin@abyc.on.ca

SAFETY EQUIPMENT – CREW OVERBOARD RECOVERY

Saturday, June 10, 2017
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Instructor: Diane Reid
Fee: $100+HST
In this course you will actually get to practice recovering someone from the water using various pieces of safety equipment.

To register Call Roxanne at 416-698-4498 ext 221 or email admin@abyc.on.ca

INTERMEDIATE CRUISING

Monday-Friday, May 29 – June 2 or Monday – Friday, June 26-30, 2017
Instructor: Nigel Spink
Fee: $1000+HST (Does not include food)
Five-day live-aboard course offered in partnership with SailTrillium on Trillium, a Catalina 34 MkII, sailing out of Ashbridge’s Bay Yacht Club.
Includes Ontario Sailing Seal.

YOUTH KEELBOAT PROGRAM

Monday, July 3 – Friday, July 7, 2017
OR
Monday, July 10 – Friday July 14, 2017
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fee: $450 + HST

This hands-on program, taught aboard a Flying Tiger 7.5m sport boat, is for youth ages 13 – 18 who want to try sailing for the first time or who already have some sailing experience either in keelboats or in dinghies. Upon successful completion students may obtain one of three Sail Canada certifications: Start Keelboat Sailing; Basic Crew; or Basic Cruising standard.

To register call Roxanne at 416-698-4498 ext 221.
or use the Youth Keelboat Program Registration Form
Or email admin@abyc.on.ca

New! By popular demand!
INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY (ICC)

Theory: Saturday & Sunday, June 17-18 AND June 24-25, 2017
AND (pick one)
On-the-Water: Saturday & Sunday July 8-9 OR July 15-16, 2017
8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Instructor: Diane Reid
Fee: $1290 + HST (Fee may be slightly higher depending on exam requirements)

Looking to do a bareboat charter in the future? The International Certificate of Competency is the only certification recognized in the Mediterranean, most of Europe and the UK. It’s even anticipated that you will need this in the Caribbean in the near future. This is your ticket to skipper your charter boat.

This specially tailored ICC prep course is designed for individuals with prior experience skippering locally who now want to have some fun in warmer places with a bareboat charter. If you have prior experience passage planning and skippering overnight on a passage lasting more than 24 hours and greater than 30 miles, then you are a candidate for this course.

The course is comprised of 4 days of classroom theory and 2 days of on water experiences. Want to get a discount on the course? Talk to us about using your boat for the on water practical. Course space is limited…. don’t miss out!

See https://www.iytworld.com/course/international-certificate-competency-icc/  for more information.

To register Call Roxanne at 416-698-4498 ext 221 or email admin@abyc.on.ca

 

To register for all courses
call Roxanne at 416-698-4498 ext 221
Or email admin@abyc.on.ca