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Sailing Theory Courses

Start learning your sailing skills at home now!

Learning at home

Our Basic Keelboat and Intermediate Keelboat theory classes cover topics outlined in the ashore requirements for Sail Canada’s Basic Cruising and Intermediate Cruising courses.

    Who should take our Sailing Theory courses?

  • “Wannabe” Sailors
  • New Sailors
  • Boat Owners 

BASIC KEELBOAT THEORY (Sail Canada)

A perfect course for:

Basic Keelboat Theory

  • A new sailor who wants to learn some of the basics of sailing
  • A future Sail Canada Basic Cruising Student
  • A boat owner who has never taken a sailing course but wants to “fill in the gaps” in their sailing knowledge
  • A sailor who has completed their Sail Canada Basic Cruising course but would like a refresher on the theory component of the skills they learned

Topics covered include boat & sailing terminology, points of sail, required and recommended safety equipments, boating & sailing rules of the road, anchoring, docking techniques, reading marine charts, navigation buoys, knots, handling emergencies and more!

OPTIONS:
THEORYBC1:  Jan 20 – Feb 17, 2021;  Wednesday evenings from 7 – 8:30 PM
THEORYBC2:  Feb 24 – Mar 24, 2021;  Wednesday evening from 7 – 8:30 PM
THEORYBC3:  March 31 – Apr 28, 2021:  Wednesday evening from 7 – 8:30 PM

FEE:  $125.00 + HST. (includes PDF learning materials, exam written locally @ BYC)

REGISTER HERE!

NOTE:  A credit of  $50 will be applied to those taking this course who then go on to take the  Basic Cruising Afloat on-the-water course with Advantage Boating in Ottawa or the Caribbean in 2021 or 2022.

 

INTERMEDIATE KEELBOAT THEORY (Sail Canada)

A perfect course for:

Bareboat Charter

Topics covered include passage planning for a longer sailing trip (water, fuel, power, equipment), living afloat considerations, safety checks for longer voyages, boat systems including engine, marine head, electrical and boat heating, battery power maintenance, crew overboard recovery techniques, limitation of different types of ropes, handling on-board emergency situations, customs & procedures for sailing between international boarders and more!

INSTRUCTOR:  Diane Reid (Sail Canada, IYT and World Sailing Instructor)

OPTIONS (Zoom course):
THEORYIN4:  Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 6 – 9 PM, Sept 28, 30, Oct 5, 7, 12,  with exam (invigilated over zoom) on Friday Oct 14, 2021
THEORYIN5:  Monday & Thursday evenings from 6 – 9 PM, April 18, 21, 25, 28, May 2, with exam (invigilated over zoom) on May 5, 2022

FEE:  $345 + HST (includes chart, PDF of course materials & the intermediate cruising exam)

REGISTER HERE!

NOTE:  Limit of 8 students per class.  A credit of $100 will be applied to those taking this course who then go on to take the Intermediate Cruising on-the-water course with Advantage Boating in Kingston, Ontario or the Caribbean in 2021 or 2022.