Basic Cruising Course Materials

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