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: $725.00 + HST (includes text) - 28 Hour Format, offered in Ottawa

Kingston: $1,175.00 + HST * Provisioning extra at cost - Live-Aboard offered only in Kingston

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CERTIFICATION AWARDED

 

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, 2017 May 14, 2017 WE1 Completed
Sat./Sun.May 20, 2017 May 28, 2017 WE2 Completed
Sat./Sun.June 3, 2017 June 11, 2017 WE3 Completed
Sat./Sun.June 17, 2017 June 25, 2017 WE4 Completed
Sat./Sun.July 1, 2017 July 9, 2017 WE5 Completed
Sat./Sun.July 15, 2017 July 23, 2017 WE6 Completed
Sat. /Sun.July 29, 2017 August 6, 2017 WE7 Completed
Sat./Sun.August 12, 2017 August 20, 2017 WE8 Completed
Sat./Sun.August 26, 2017 September 3, 2017 WE9 Completed
Sat./Sun.September 9, 2017 September 17, 2017 WE10 Completed
Sat./Sun.May 5 May 13 WE1 Completed
Sat./Sun.May 19 May 27 WE2 Completed
Sat./Sun.June 2 June 10 WE3 Completed
Sat./Sun.June 16 June 24 WE4 Completed
Sat./Sun.June 30 July 8 WE5 Completed
Sat./Sun.July 14 July 22 WE6 Completed
Sat. /Sun.July 28 August 5 WE7 Completed
Sat./Sun.August 11 August 19 WE8 In Progress
Sat./Sun.August 25 September 2 WE9 Limited spaces remaining
Sat./Sun.September 8 September 16 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, 2017 May 28, 2017 WW1 Closed
Tues- FriMay 23, 2017 May 26, 2017 WW2 Closed
Mon - ThursJune 12, 2017 June 15, 2017 WW3 Completed
Sat./Sun.June 17, 2017 June 25, 2017 WW4 Completed
Sat./Sun.July 15, 2017 July 23, 2017 WW5 Completed
Sat./Sun.August 12, 2017 August 20, 2017 WW6 Closed
Sat./Sun.May 19 May 27 WW1 Completed
Mon.-Thurs.May 21 May 24 WW2 Closed
Mon - ThursJune 11 June 14 WW3 Completed
Sat./Sun.June 16 June 24 WW4 Completed
Sat./Sun.July 14 July 22 WW5 Closed
Sat./Sun.August 11 August 19 WW6 In Progress

 

 

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, 2017 May 14, 2017 BCF1 Completed
Sat. / Sun.June 3, 2017 June 11, 2017 BCF2 Completed
Sat. / Sun.July 1, 2017 July 9, 2017 BCF3 Completed
Sat. / Sun.July 29, 2017 August 6, 2017 BCF4 Completed
Sat. / Sun.May 5 May 13 BCF1 Completed
Sat. / Sun.June 2 June 10 BCF2 Closed
Sat. / Sun.June 30 July 8 BCF3 Closed
Sat. / Sun.July 28 August 5 BCF4 Closed

 

 

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, 2017 May 4, 2017 DA1 Closed
Mon - ThursMay 8, 2017 May 11, 2017 DA2 Completed
Mon - ThursMay 15, 2017 May 18, 2017 DA3 Completed
Tues - FriMay 23, 2017 May 26, 2017 DA4 Closed
Mon - ThursMay 29, 2017 June 1, 2017 DA5 Completed
Mon - ThursJune 5, 2017 June 8, 2017 DA6 Closed
Mon - ThursJune 12, 2017 June 15, 2017 DA7 Closed
Mon - ThursJune 19, 2017 June 22, 2017 DA8 Completed
Mon - ThursJuly 3, 2017 July 6, 2017 DA9 Completed
Mon - ThursJuly 10, 2017 July 13, 2017 DA10 Completed
Mon - ThursJuly 17, 2017 July 20, 2017 DA11 Completed
Mon - ThursJuly 24, 2017 July 27, 2017 DA12 Closed
Mon - ThursJuly 31, 2017 August 3, 2017 DA13 Completed
Mon - ToursAugust 7, 2017 August 10, 2017 DA14 Closed
Mon - ThursAugust 14, 2017 August 17, 2017 DA15 Completed
Mon - ThursAugust 21, 2017 August 24, 2017 DA16 Completed
Mon - ThursAugust 28, 2017 August 31, 2017 DA17 Completed
Tues - FriSeptember 5, 2017 September 8, 2017 DA18 Completed
Mon - ThursSeptember 11, 2017 September 14, 2017 DA19 Completed
Mon - ThursSeptember 18, 2017 September 21, 2017 DA20 Completed
Mon - ThursApril 30 May 3 DA1 Completed
Mon - ThursMay 7 May 10 DA2 Completed
Mon - ThursMay 14 May 17 DA3 Closed
Mon - ThursMay 21 May 24 DA4 Completed
Mon - ThursMay 28 May 31 DA5 Completed
Mon - ThursJune 4 June 7 DA6 Completed
Mon - ThursJune 11 June 14 DA7 Completed
Mon - ThursJune 18 June 21 DA8 Completed
Mon - ThursJune 25 June 28 DA9 Closed
Mon - ThursJuly 2 July 5 DA10 Completed
Mon - ThursJuly 9 July 12 DA11 Closed
Mon - ThursJuly 16 July 19 DA12 Completed
Mon - ThursJuly 23 July 26 DA13 Completed
Mon - ToursJuly 30 August 2 DA14 Completed
Mon - ThursAugust 6 August 9 DA15 Completed
Mon - ThursAugust 13 August 16 DA16 Completed
Mon - ThursAugust 20 August 23 DA17 Limited spaces remaining
Mon - ThursAugust 27 August 30 DA18 Closed
Mon - ThursSeptember 3 September 6 DA19 Limited spaces remaining
Mon - ThursSeptember 10 September 13 DA20 Closed
September 17 September 20 DA21 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, 2017 May 31, 2017 EV1 Closed
Tues./Thurs.May 9, 2017 June 1, 2017 EV2 Completed
Mon./Wed.June 5, 2017 June 28, 2017 EV3 Completed
Tues./Thurs.June 6, 2017 June 29, 2017 EV4 Completed
Mon./Wed.July 3, 2017 July 26, 2017 EV5 Completed
Tues./Thurs.July 4, 2017 July 27, 2017 EV6 Completed
Mon./Wed.July 31, 2017 August 23, 2017 EV7 Completed
Tues./Thurs.August 1, 2017 August 24, 2017 EV8 Completed
Mon./Wed.May 7 May 30 EV1 Completed
Tues./Thurs.May 8 May 31 EV2 Completed
Mon./Wed.June 4 June 27 EV3 Completed
Tues./Thurs.June 5 June 28 EV4 Completed
Mon./Wed.July 2 July 25 EV5 Completed
Tues./Thurs.July 3 July 26 EV6 Completed
Mon./Wed.July 30 August 22 EV7 In Progress
Tues./Thurs.July 31 August 23 EV8 In Progress

 

 

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, 2017 June 23, 2017 BL1 Completed
Sunday to FridayJuly 16, 2017 July 21, 2017 BL2 Completed
Sunday to FridayAugust 13, 2017 August 18, 2017 BL3 Completed
Sunday to FridayJune 17 June 22 BL1 Closed
Sunday to FridayJuly 15 July 20 BL2 Completed
Sunday to FridayAugust 12 August 17 BL3 Completed