Welcome aboard! Below you find all the information for your basic cruising course.
Description of Basic Cruising Standard: This document describes the performance objectives contained in the Basic Cruising standard – both theory and practical.
What to bring: This document provides you with a suggested list of items to bring, along with some information about completing your course.
The Safe Boating Guide: This document published by Transport Canada contains a lot of safety related information that we will be putting into practice.
Navigational chart symbols: This document will help you understand some of the more useful symbols you will come across while navigating using a chart, whether a paper chart or an electronic chart.
A knot description document and video about important knots: In this document we describe some of the more popular and more useful knots you should become familiar with as a boater.
Basic Learn-to-Cruise Theory Modules
- Section I Part A – Terms and Definitions – Boat Parts
- Section I Part B – Terms and Definitions – Structures Rigging and Docking
- Section I Part C – Terms and Definitions – Sails
- Section I Part D – Wind-Boat Relationships – Concepts
- Section I Part E – Wind-Boat Relationships – Concepts
- Section I Part F – Wind-Boat Relationships – Concepts
- Section II Gear and Equipment
- Section III Part A – Safety
- Section III Part B – Safety
- Section IV Part A – Rules of the Road and Canadian Regulations
- Section IV Part B – Rules of the Road and Canadian Regulations
- Section V – Weather
- Section VI – Duties of the Skipper and Crew
- Section VII Part A – Seamanship – Charts, Tides, and Currents
- Section VII Part B – Seamanship – Anchors and Anchoring
- Section VII Part C – Seamanship – Aids to Navigation
- Section VII Part D – Seamanship – Knots and Emergencies
- Section VIII – Crew Overboard
- Section IX – Anchoring