Summer Courses


 


 

BASIC CRUISING COURSE FOR ADULTS – SUMMER 2017

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-button

(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.)

 

SUMMER 2017
ADDITIONAL COURSES

 

INTRODUCTION TO ABYC RACING

Saturdays, May 6 (THEORY) & May 13 (ON THE WATER), 2017
9:00 am – 1:00pm
Instructors: Peter Woodall & David Cloutier
Fee: $100+HSTAn 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, June 3, 2017
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Instructor: Diane Reid
Fee: $100+HSTDesigned 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+HSTIn 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.

 

INTRODUCTION TO ASSYMETRICAL SPINNAKERS

Monday, July 3 –& Wednesday, July 5, 2017
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fee: $195+ HSTTaught in Partnership with National One Design Sailing AcademyThis 1D Sailing Certificate course is taught aboard the exciting Flying Tiger 7.5 M sport boat with an onboard instructor coach.
The program is designed as an introduction to the fundamentals of using “A” sails. Proficiency will come with time on the water as with all sailing skills.
All participants will receive instruction and participate in rigging, hoisting, dousing, inside and outside gybes and trimming A Sails.
Asymmetrical spinnakers can dramatically change apparent wind angle and participants will have training in the effects of the apparent wind versus true wind.

 

ADVANCED SAIL AND BOAT TRIM

Monday, July 10 –& Wednesday, July 12, 2017
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fee: $195+ HSTTaught in Partnership with National One Design Sailing AcademyThis 1D Sailing North U Certificate course is taught aboard the exciting Flying Tiger 7.5 sport boat with an onboard instructor coach.
The program is designed to take sailors with fundamental sail trim skills to maximize the efficiency of their foils.
The program emphasizes sail trim but it provides critical knowledge about maximizing the effect of and by the under water foils, boat trim and steering that can be applied aboard their own boats to improve their racing results.

 

New! By popular demand!

INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY (ICC)

Theory: Saturday & Sunday, June 17-18 AND June 24-25, 2017
AND On-the-Water: Saturday & Sunday July 8-9
8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Instructor: Diane Reid
Fee: $1290 + HSTLooking 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

 


YOUTH KEELBOAT PROGRAM

Monday, July 3 – Friday, July 7, 2017
AND/OR
Monday-Friday, July 10 –14, 20179:00 am – 4:00 pmFee: $450/week + HST

Taught in Partnership with National One Design Sailing Academy

This Sail Canada Certificate program is taught aboard the exciting Flying Tiger 7.5 M sport boat with an onboard instructor coach. The program provides the opportunity to make new friends, learn advanced sailing skills that are beyond dinghy sailing and an exhilarating adventure, The course is open to all skill levels with keelboat fundamentals at it’s core. At the conclusion of either one week courses, successful participants will be eligible to qualify for Sail Canada’s Start Keelboat Sailing, Basic Cruisingor CANSail 1;

If a participant elects to take a second week in the CANSail program, successful participants will be eligible to qualify for SailCanada’s CANSail 2. Applicants should determine which certificate they are working toward before the class commences.

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