Winter Courses

Summer Courses

 

ADULT LEARN-TO-SAIL PROGRAM 2018
ABYC is a Sail Canada and Transport Canada Certified
Recreational Boating School.

WINTER COURSES 2018

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

Saturday & Sunday, February 17 & 18
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
FEE: $250+HST
Instructor: Kurt Wege

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

BASIC NAVIGATION

Sundays, January 21,28 & February 4 (9:00 am – 1:00 pm)
Tuesday, February 6 – Exam (6:00 – 9:00 pm)
Thursday, February 8 – Exam review (6:00 – 8:00 pm)
FEE: $395+HST
Instructor: Diane Reid

Planning a trip? Want to make sure you don’t run into something along the way? You would be amazed at how many things there are out there that can make your trip go the wrong way….. In this 15-hour course you will learn how to plan a trip for an afternoon of sailing and all the meanings of the things you find printed on the charts. Basic Navigation is an excellent introduction to chart reading and passage planning. It is also a pre requisite for Intermediate Navigation and Intermediate Cruising.

INTERMEDIATE NAVIGATION

(Basic Navigation or equivalent required.)

Sundays, March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8 (Exam) (9:00 am – 12:30 pm)
Tuesday, April 10 – Exam review (6:00 – 7:30 pm)
FEE: $275+HST
Instructor: Diane Reid

Intermediate Navigation is the next step after Basic Navigation. Here is where you really get to build your pilotage skills in this 18 hour course. You will never look at passage plans and running fixes the same way again! Don’t have Basic Navigation but do have lots of experience? Let us know and we will help you decide if this course is for you.

MARITIME RADIO RESTRICTED OPERATORS CERTIFICATE

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

Monday & Tuesday January 22 & 23
6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
FEE: $135+HST
Instructor: Diane Reid
(Note: Course will also be offered June 25 & 27, July 16 &18 and August 6 & 8)

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).

OFFSHORE PERSONAL SURVIVAL

Saturdays, February 3 & 10
9:00 am – 5:00 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.

STANDARD FIRST AID (ST. JOHN AMBULANCE}

Saturday & Sunday, February 24-25
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




 

COURSES FOR ADULTS
SUMMER 2018 COURSES

START KEELBOAT SAILING

Tuesdays, May 15, 22, 29 and Thursdays, May 17, 24, 31 (6:00 – 9:00 pm)
OR
Mondays, June 4, 11, 18 and Wednesdays, June 5,12, 19 (6:00 – 9:00 pm)
OR
OR Monday-Wednesday June 25-27 (9:00 am – 3:30pm)
Looking to try out sailing and make some new friends along the way? Start Keelboat Sailing is a Sail Canada course that gives you 18 hours on the water to learn a little bit about sailing. This is the perfect course for someone who has never been sailing before and wants to try it out for the first time. Even if you aren’t sure if sailing is for you, this is the course to take to figure that out. You and your small group will sail aboard a C&C 25 keelboat with a
professional Sail Canada instructor, learning the basic maneuvers and the parts of the boat while having fun on the water this summer! You can continue your training with the Basic Cruising course if you wish.
What to bring:

  • You must have a properly fitting Department of Transportation approved life jacket This may be purchased at a local boating supply store or outdoor sporting goods store that carries boating equipment.
  • Clothing:
    • Deck (boating) shoes (preferred), or white-soled running shoes
    • Windproof/waterproof jacket or foul weather gear
    • Sun hat
    • Soft sided bag with extra warm clothing
  • Other gear
    • Sunscreen
    • Bottle of water
    • Snack

For the registration form, which also indicates specific dates and times for each session, see the START KEELBOAT REGISTRATION FORM

(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.)

BASIC CRUISING

There are 18 classes and 3 formats to choose from!

Various Dates and Times from May-August (see registration form for schedule)
FEE: $750+HST

Looking to round out your sailing skills and learn how to be the person in charge of the boat? Maybe you have taken an introductory course in sailing, such as Start Keelboat Sailing, or spent some time sailing with others and want to fill in some of the blanks. If so, Basic Cruising is the course for you.
Although there are no pre-requisites for this 28-hour course, it is very helpful if you have done some sailing in the past. This is the ideal course for new boat owners or those who want to move up to being the Skipper for an afternoon sail.

Classes, which are scheduled at various times during the week and on weekends (see registration form below for class schedule), 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.

Features:

  • 28 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.
• Students are encouraged to register for a Maritime Radio Restricted Operator’s Certificate course.
• (Additional fees apply)

What to bring:

  • You must have a properly fitting Department of Transportation approved life jacket This may be purchased at a local boating supply store or outdoor
    sporting goods store that carries boating equipment.
  •  Clothing:
    •  Deck (boating) shoes (preferred), or white-soled running shoes
    •  Windproof/waterproof jacket or foul weather gear
    •  Sun hat
    • Soft sided bag with extra warm clothing
  •  Other gear
    •  Sunscreen
    •  Bottle of water
    •  Snack

For the registration form, which also indicates specific dates and times for each session, see the BASIC CRUISING PROGRAM REGISTRATION FORM
You can also email us at admin@abyc.on.ca

PROGRAM TO KEEP YOU SAILING IN 2018!

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 prices and details.

BASIC CRUISING REFRESHER

Friday, May 25
OR
Friday, June 1
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Fee: $100+HST

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

SAFETY EQUIPMENT – CREW OVERBOARD RECOVERY

DATE TBD.
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.
Contact Office if you are interested.

INTERMEDIATE CRUISING

Monday – Friday, June 25-39, 2018
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.

MARITIME RADIO RESTRICTED OPERATORS CERTIFICATE

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

Mondays & Wednesdays: June 5 & 27, OR July 16 &18 OR, August 6 & 8
6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
FEE: $135+HST

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).

YOUTH KEELBOAT PROGRAM

Monday, July 9 – Friday, July 13
OR
Monday, July 16 – Friday July 20
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fee: $450 + HST

This hands-on program is for youth ages 13 – 18 who want to try keelboat 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 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)

DATE TBD.
Instructor: Diane Reid
Fee: $1290 + HST

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