Advantage Boating
2777 Cassels St. Ottawa, ON K2B 6N6
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Learn to Cruise - Basic Cruising

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The course offers a combination of ashore theory and practical on-the-water sessions to prepare you with the skills to sail confidently.

OBJECTIVE
This course is designed to teach the basic skills and knowledge required to helm and/or crew on a sailboat of up to 30 feet in length. Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to sail safely and efficiently, under sail or power, in moderate wind and sea conditions.

 

COURSE OPTIONS

28 Hour Format:

  • Offered in Ottawa,
  • Offered over weekdays, weekends or evenings,
  • Maximum of four students per boat,
  • Aboard our 22 - 25 foot keelboats: Tanzer, Sonar, or Shark.
Basic Cruising boat Basic Cruising course on the Ottawa river.

Live-Aboard Format:

  • Offered in Kingston (summer season) or Caribbean (winter season)
  • Kingston location offered in a 5-day while Caribbean a 7-day program
  • Maximum of four students,
  • Kingston is aboard a CS 30 foot sailboat and Caribbean is aboard Beneteaus.

* Quelques uns de ces cours sont aussi offerts en français. Communiquez avec nous pour obtenir plus de détails.

 

PREREQUISITE None.

 

OPTIONS
Weekends, Weekday, Evenings, Women's only, and Live-Aboard.

 

FEE

Ottawa: $695.00 + HST (includes text) - 28 Hour Format, offered in Ottawa

Kingston: $1,095.00 + HST * Provisioning extra at cost - Live-Aboard offered only in Kingston

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Get Started Now!

  1. Review the course schedule below to find a class that suits your needs.
  2. Register by adding your course choice to your shopping cart and proceeding to the checkout or calling the office at 613-721-8683.
  3. Take the on water course.
  4. Complete your certification by taking the final exam.
  5. Discover your sailing options once you complete Basic Cruising.

 

Class Schedules:

 

OTTAWAWEEKENDS 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., two consecutive weekends.

Please call 613-721-8683 if desired course is full.
Start Finish Code Location Status Add to Cart
Sat./Sun.May 7, 2016 May 15, 2016 WE1 Completed
Sat./Sun.May 21, 2016 May 29, 2016 WE2 Completed
Sat./Sun.June 4, 2016 June 12, 2016 WE3 Completed
Sat./Sun.June 18, 2016 June 26, 2016 WE4 Completed
Sat./Sun.July 2, 2016 July 10, 2016 WE5 Completed
Sat./Sun.July 16, 2016 July 24, 2016 WE6 Completed
Sat. /Sun.July 30, 2016 August 7, 2016 WE7 Completed
Sat./Sun.August 13, 2016 August 21, 2016 WE8 Completed
Sat./Sun.August 27, 2016 September 4, 2016 WE9 Completed
Sat./Sun.September 10, 2016 September 18, 2016 WE10 Completed
Sat./Sun.May 6 May 14 WE1 Completed
Sat./Sun.May 20 May 28 WE2 Completed
Sat./Sun.June 3 June 11 WE3 Completed
Sat./Sun.June 17 June 25 WE4 Completed
Sat./Sun.July 1 July 9 WE5 Full
Sat./Sun.July 15 July 23 WE6 Limited spaces remaining
Sat. /Sun.July 29 August 6 WE7 Limited spaces remaining
Sat./Sun.August 12 August 20 WE8 Limited spaces remaining
Sat./Sun.August 26 September 3 WE9 Limited spaces remaining
Sat./Sun.September 9 September 17 WE10 Limited spaces remaining

 

 

OTTAWAWEEKENDS 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., two consecutive weekends.

Please call 613-721-8683 if desired course is full.

Women's Only Course:

Start Finish Code Location Status Add to Cart
Sat./Sun.May 21, 2016 May 29, 2016 WW1 Completed
Tues- FriMay 24, 2016 May 27, 2016 WW2 Completed
Mon - ThursJune 13, 2016 June 16, 2016 WW3 Completed
Sat./Sun.June 18, 2016 June 26, 2016 WW4 Completed
Sat./Sun.July 16, 2016 July 24, 2016 WW5 Completed
Sat./Sun.August 13, 2016 August 21, 2016 WW6 Completed
Sat./Sun.May 20 May 28 WW1 Closed
Tues- FriMay 23 May 26 WW2 Closed
Mon - ThursJune 12 June 15 WW3 Completed
Sat./Sun.June 17 June 25 WW4 Completed
Sat./Sun.July 15 July 23 WW5 Limited spaces remaining
Sat./Sun.August 12 August 20 WW6 Limited spaces remaining

 

 

OTTAWAWEEKENDS 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., two consecutive weekends.

Please call 613-721-8683 if desired course is full.

En français:

Start Finish Code Location Status Add to Cart
Sat. / Sun.May 7, 2016 May 15, 2016 BCF1 Completed
Sat. / Sun.June 4, 2016 June 12, 2016 BCF2 NSC Completed
Sat. / Sun.July 2, 2016 July 10, 2016 BCF3 Completed
Sat. / Sun.July 30, 2016 August 7, 2016 BCF4 Completed
Sat. / Sun.May 6 May 14 BCF1 Completed
Sat. / Sun.June 3 June 11 BCF2 Completed
Sat. / Sun.July 1 July 9 BCF3 Limited spaces remaining
Sat. / Sun.July 29 August 6 BCF4 Limited spaces remaining

 

 

OTTAWAWEEKDAYS 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday to Thursday (inclusive).

Please call 613-721-8683 if desired course is full.
Start Finish Code Location Status Add to Cart
Mon - ThursMay 2, 2016 May 5, 2016 DA1 Completed
Mon - ThursMay 9, 2016 May 12, 2016 DA2 Completed
Mon - ThursMay 16, 2016 May 19, 2016 DA3 Completed
Tues - FriMay 24, 2016 May 27, 2016 DA4 Completed
Mon - ThursMay 30, 2016 June 2, 2016 DA5 Completed
Mon - ThursJune 6, 2016 June 9, 2016 DA6 Completed
Mon - ThursJune 13, 2016 June 16, 2016 DA7 Completed
Mon - ThursJune 20, 2016 June 23, 2016 DA8 Completed
Mon - ThursJuly 4, 2016 July 7, 2016 DA9 Completed
Mon - ThursJuly 11, 2016 July 14, 2016 DA10 Completed
Mon - ThursJuly 18, 2016 July 21, 2016 DA11 Completed
Mon - ThursJuly 25, 2016 July 28, 2016 DA12 Completed
Mon - ThursAugust 1, 2016 August 4, 2016 DA13 NSC Completed
Mon - ToursAugust 8, 2016 August 11, 2016 DA14 BYC Closed
Mon - ThursAugust 15, 2016 August 18, 2016 DA15 Completed
Mon - ThursAugust 22, 2016 August 25, 2016 DA16 Completed
Mon - ThursAugust 29, 2016 September 1, 2016 DA17 Completed
Tues - FriSeptember 6, 2016 September 9, 2016 DA18 Completed
Mon - ThursSeptember 12, 2016 September 15, 2016 DA19 Completed
Mon - ThursSeptember 19, 2016 September 22, 2016 DA20 Completed
Mon - ThursMay 1 May 4 DA1 Closed
Mon - ThursMay 8 May 11 DA2 Completed
Mon - ThursMay 15 May 18 DA3 Completed
Tues - FriMay 23 May 26 DA4 Closed
Mon - ThursMay 29 June 1 DA5 Completed
Mon - ThursJune 5 June 8 DA6 Closed
Mon - ThursJune 12 June 15 DA7 Closed
Mon - ThursJune 19 June 22 DA8 Completed
Mon - ThursJuly 3 July 6 DA9 Full
Mon - ThursJuly 10 July 13 DA10 Limited spaces remaining
Mon - ThursJuly 17 July 20 DA11 Limited spaces remaining
Mon - ThursJuly 24 July 27 DA12 Limited spaces remaining
Mon - ThursJuly 31 August 3 DA13 Limited spaces remaining
Mon - ToursAugust 7 August 10 DA14 Closed
Mon - ThursAugust 14 August 17 DA15 Limited spaces remaining
Mon - ThursAugust 21 August 24 DA16 Limited spaces remaining
Mon - ThursAugust 28 August 31 DA17 Limited spaces remaining
Tues - FriSeptember 5 September 8 DA18 Limited spaces remaining
Mon - ThursSeptember 11 September 14 DA19 Limited spaces remaining
Mon - ThursSeptember 18 September 21 DA20 Limited spaces remaining

* Some courses start on Tuesday due to a Holiday Monday.

 

 

OTTAWAWEEKNIGHTS 5:30 - 9:00 p.m., courses run for four weeks.

Please call 613-721-8683 if desired course is full.
Start Finish Code Location Status Add to Cart
Mon./Wed.May 9, 2016 June 1, 2016 EV1 Closed
Tues./Thurs.May 10, 2016 June 2, 2016 EV2 Completed
Mon./Wed.June 6, 2016 June 29, 2016 EV3 BYC Completed
Tues./Thurs.June 7, 2016 June 30, 2016 EV4 Completed
Mon./Wed.July 4, 2016 July 27, 2016 EV5 Completed
Tues./Thurs.July 5, 2016 July 28, 2016 EV6 Completed
Mon./Wed.August 1, 2016 August 24, 2016 EV7 NSC Completed
Tues./Thurs.August 2, 2016 August 25, 2016 EV8 BYC Completed
Mon./Wed.May 8 May 31 EV1 Closed
Tues./Thurs.May 9 June 1 EV2 Completed
Mon./Wed.June 5 June 28 EV3 In Progress
Tues./Thurs.June 6 June 29 EV4 In Progress
Mon./Wed.July 3 July 26 EV5 Limited spaces remaining
Tues./Thurs.July 4 July 27 EV6 Full
Mon./Wed.July 31 August 23 EV7 Limited spaces remaining
Tues./Thurs.August 1 August 24 EV8 Limited spaces remaining

 

 

KINGSTONLIVE ABOARD 1 p.m. Sunday to 12 p.m. the following Friday.

Please call 613-721-8683 if desired course is full.
Start Finish Code Location Status Add to Cart
Sunday to FridayJune 19, 2016 June 24, 2016 BL1 Kingston Completed
Sunday to FridayJuly 17, 2016 July 22, 2016 BL2 Kingston Completed
Sunday to FridayAugust 14, 2016 August 19, 2016 BL3 Kingston Completed
Sunday to FridayJune 18 June 23 BL1 Completed
Sunday to FridayJuly 16 July 21 BL2 Full
Sunday to FridayAugust 13 August 18 BL3 Limited spaces remaining