Welcoming all adults of all sailing levels! Courses are open to members and non-members of ABYC.
Select courses have online registration forms that you’ll find below in the course info. For all
other questions regarding course registration, call 416-698-4498 ext 221, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates:Mondays & Thursdays: February 18,22,25, March 1, 4: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm. March 8: 6:30-7:30
Fee: $410 + HST
Summer On-The-Water: 4 days live-aboard.
Dates: Month of June, to be arranged by group with instructor
Fee: $700 +HST (Provisions not included)
There are no pre requisites for this course. New boat owners or veteran boat owners are all welcome.
At the end of the course, if you wish to write the test, and achieve 70% or better, you will earn a Sail Canada Log book and have completed the theoretical portion of Intermediate Cruising Standard. You will be eligible to take the on-the-water portion of the course.
Dates: Saturday & Sunday February 13 & 14, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Fee: $275 + HST
Dates:Wednesdays, February 3-March 17, from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fee: $450 + HST
Instructor: Diane Reid
Dates:Monday & Friday, January 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29, February 2 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fee: $335 + HST
Dates: : Monday, February 8 & 15, 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Fee: $165 + HST
A one-session (practically free!) safety seminar AL2S believes everyone should take.
Dates: : Saturday, February 20, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fee: $20 + HST per household
Instructor: Diane Reid
Have you ever wondered what you would do if you were suddenly alone on your boat? If your sailing partner fell in, and you had to handle the boat by yourself to get back to them and get them onboard…what would you do? This 3-hour seminar will show you the manoeuvres to manage the boat, the safety equipment that could facilitate onboarding and preventive measures you could employ for future.
Dates: : Saturday and Sunday, March 6 & 7, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Fee: $125 + HST
Instructor: Diane Reid
Sailors are always checking the weather forecast. But the ability to understand the weather where you are, where you are going, and how it will impact you on your trip can be very helpful. This 2-day weather seminar will give you the basic knowledge about what generates weather globally and locally, and a bit of the science behind it. You will also learn which weather observations to record and how to interpret your recordings to determine what weather is coming your way.
See the Sail Canada
Start Keelboat Sailing Standard
|SKS N1 CANCELLED||Tuesday & Thursday||May 11-27||6-9pm|
|SKS N2||Monday & Wednesday||June 21-July 7||6-9pm|
|SKS WE1 CANCELLED||Saturday & Sunday||May 15 & 16||9am-6pm|
|SKS WE2 CANCELLED||Saturday & Sunday||June 5-6||9am-6pm|
|SKS WE3||Saturday & Sunday||Aug 7-8||9am-6pm|
|SKS WE4||Saturday & Sunday||Aug 21-22||9am-6pm|
|SKS WD1 CANCELLED||Monday – Wednesday||May 31, June 1-2||9:30am-3:30pm|
Includes boat handling under sail, safety equipment and procedures, basic weather and chart reading, reefing and
knots, man-overboard procedures, terminology, anchoring and docking, rules of the road.
* Additional Fees Apply
What to bring:
Successful graduates of the Basic Cruising Course are invited to join the ABYC Co-op Program at a low introductory rate to continue their sailing adventures in the summer they graduate.
Spots in the Introductory Coop Program are limited. If you are interested in joining you should submit your registration request when you apply for the Basic Cruising course. You will be linked to the Introductory Coop registration form at the end of your Basic Cruising application. If you do not successfully complete the Basic Cruising course, your application for Introductory Coop will not be processed.
Should you wish to apply at a later date (after you submit your Basic Cruising application), please contact Roxanne at email@example.com for instructions. However, please note that priority is given in order of application.
Applicants will not be charged until they have completed Basic Cruising, confirmed their interest, and it has been determined that there is an available spot.
See the Sail Canada Basic Cruising Standard
PLEASE NOTE: The dates for the theory classes for evening Basic Cruising courses have changed.
|Course No.||On the water Days||Start||End||Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm Theory classes are via Zoom, Exam is in person|
|N1 CANCELLED||Mon./Wed.||May 10||May 26||Theory Tu May 18 & Th May 20, Exam Fri May 28|
|N2 CANCELLED||Mon./Wed.||May 31||June 16||Theory Tu May 25 & Th May 27, Exam Fri, Jun 18|
|N3 CANCELLED||Tues./Thurs.||June 1||June 17||Theory Tu May 25 & Th May 27, Exam Fri, Jun 18|
|N4||Tues./Thurs.||June 22||July 8||Theory Wed June 23 & 30, Exam Fri July 9|
|N5||Mon./Wed.||July 12||July 28||Theory Tu Jul 6 & Th Jul 8; Exam Fri Jul 30|
|N6||Tues./Thurs.||July 13||July 29||Theory Tu Jul 6 & Th Jul 8; Exam Fri Jul 30|
|WE1 CANCELLED||Sat./Sun.||May 15||May 23|
|WE2 CANCELLED||Sat./Sun.||May 29||June 6|
|WE3 CANCELLED||Sat./Sun.||June 12||June 20|
|WE4||Sat./Sun.||June 26||July 4|
|WE5||Sat./Sun.||July 10||July 18|
|WE6||Sat./Sun.||July 24||Aug 1|
|WD1 CANCELLED||Mon.-Fri.||May 17||May 21|
|WD2 CANCELLED||Mon.-Fri.||May 24||May 28|
|WD3||Mon.-Fri.||June 7||June 11|
|WD4||Mon.-Fri.||June 14||June 18|
|WD5||Mon.-Fri.||June 21||June 25|
|WD6||Mon.-Fri.||June 28||July 2|
|WD7||Mon.-Fri.||July 19||July 23|
|WD8||Mon.-Fri.||July 26||July 30|
|WD9||Mon.-Fri.||August 2||August 6|
Saturday May 22 or Sunday May 23 , 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Fee: $250 + HST
Dates: Saturday August 14 or Sunday August 15(Other sections may be offered by arrangement) 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fee: $250 + HST
Prerequisite: Intermediate Cruising Theory – See winter offerings
Dates:4 days Coordinated with your instructor in June.
Fee: $700+ HST per boat, up to 4 people
Dates:Mondays, 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm on
Fee: $165 + HST
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NOTE: If possible, students should pick up their textbook at the ABYC office before the firstclass.
Dates: There are no sessions offered
Fee: $595 + HST
Sailors are introduced to the sport and learn the fundamentals while sailing in 420s; these 14-foot
instructional sailboats are responsive, fast, exciting and a great work-out. Either course is great for solo sailors,
couples, friends, and family members alike. If you’re a keelboat sailor looking to improve your knowledge, a
graduate of our junior sailing program, or a parent of a sailing school attendee who wants in on the action, reserve
your spot now! If you are unsure of your skill level or have any general questions regarding the programs please do
not hesitate to contact our sailing school director (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This program is welcome to non-members too!
This adult course will concentrate on the nationally recognized CANSail 1
& 2 program (previously White Sail I, II, & III). This is a basic sailing course for new sailors or those who
wish to continue gaining knowledge and experience. You will learn the basic elements of sailing theory (parts of the
boat, points of sail, etc.) and on-water skills (safety, crewing, steering, and seamanship). With an experienced Sail
Canada CANSail instructor as your coach, you will master the skills and knowledge required to safely sail a dinghy in
moderate wind and sea conditions.
No 2021 Sessions
Evening Courses: We will be offering two sessions for this course, both two nights a
week for four consecutive weeks, from 6-9 pm on Tuesday and Thursday nights. Session 1 – June 11 – July 4, Session 2 –
July 16 – August 8. Weekend Course: We will be offering one session of this course. It will occur on Saturday and
Sunday for two consecutive weekends 10am-4pm. Additional weekend sessions may be offered with sufficient demand.
Session runs June 8 – June 16.
This adult course will concentrate on expanding skills developed in our
beginner course, and is also suitable for those with some prior sailing experience. The course will focus on
intermediate level skills in Club 420s as well as an introductory session in singlehanded lasers, providing an
introduction to ABYCs coop dinghy program. Intermediate sailors are welcome in all of our other adult dinghy sessions
as well. Instructors are certified to teach up to CANSail 3 & 4.
2021 Session We will be offering one session of this course, two nights a week for four consecutive
weeks, from 6-9 pm on Tuesday and Thursday nights. Session runs June 11 – July 4
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Dates: Monday, July 5 – Friday, July 9 and/or Monday, July 12 – Friday July 16 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Fee: $575 + HST
Students may register for one or both weeks.
By the Wednesday of each session, students should inform the instructor of their
interest in completing the following certifications: – Sail Canada
Basic Cruising certificate
Power Vessel Operator’s Permit (Toronto Harbour License) – must be 14
years old Student will be provided with Sail Canada Basic Cruising text (all theory will have been covered in class),
on-the-water testing, and written exams.
Exam Date for Basic Cruising certificate to be arranged
Additional fee for materials and certificate costs: $130 + HST to be paid in advance. See form for
June 8, 2021: Theory 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (via Zoom)
June 10, 2021: Testing: 5:00 pm – 8:00pm (You will be given a one hour slot in this period)
August 16, 2021: Theory 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (via Zoom)
August 18, 2021: Testing: 5:00 pm – 8:00pm (You will be given a one hour slot in this period)
Fee: $160 +HST (Includes training, testing and PVOP registration fees)
The Power Vessel Operator Permit is required by law if your home port is within the Toronto Harbour limits.
ABYC is well within the harbour limits.
Renewing an expired PVOP: You can either pay for each year of expiry to renew, or do the course again.
Obtaining a PVOP: There is both a practical and a written component of the test.
ABYC will be hosting two PVOP training and testing sessions this summer. Training will include two hours of theory teaching via zoom and one hour for the on water and written test. You will be tested in a club runabout with an outboard engine.
For more details of the PVOP, see the link Powered Vessel Operator Permit
Have kids that would enjoy getting out on the water, learning new skills, and making new friends?
Check out our range of dinghy and keelboat junior and youth programs.