Advantage Boating
2777 Cassels St. Ottawa, ON K2B 6N6
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Intermediate Cruising

This program places emphasis on practical training in a live aboard format. Gain valuable experience while cruising to a different destination and enjoy a different anchorage each night. Continue to improve your sailing skills in a vacation setting!

PREREQUISITE Sail Canada Basic Cruising Standard or equivalent certification, VHF Certificate, Coastal Navigation. Also recommended is First Aid and CPR.


  1. A five day continuous live-aboard cruise in the Kingston-Thousand Islands area
  2. An intensive live-aboard weekend in the Kingston-Thousand Islands area
    ** If you already have gained live-aboard sailing experience but would like to attain certification to back-up your experience then the intensive weekend Intermediate Cruising course is the format for you.    **
    ~ Our primary boat in Kingston is a CS 30, (profile diagram & layout diagram)
  3. Seven days in the Caribbean during the winter months.


Intermediate Cruising boat Continue to refine your sailing skills.


Intermediate Cruising boat This course prepares you to charter down south.


FEE $1,175.00 + HST *Provisioning extra at cost - Five Day Program

FEE $750.00 + HST *Provisioning extra at cost - Intensive weekend Program

OBJECTIVE To be able to cruise safely in familiar waters as both skipper and crew of a sailing yacht of 8 - 12 meters in moderate wind and sea conditions by day. Emphasizes on-the-water skills at a level acceptable for bareboat chartering.

CERTIFICATION AWARDED Sail Canada Intermediate Cruising Standard.

NEXT STEPS Sail Share , Flotilla Getaways, Learn to Sail Program, VHF Radio, Coastal Navigation Standard, Celestial Navigation, Advanced Cruising


Class Schedules:


KINGSTONThousand Islands Area. From 1 p.m. Sunday to 12 p.m. Friday.

Start Finish Code Location Status Add to Cart
Sunday to FridayMay 29, 2016 June 3, 2016 ID1 Kingston Completed
Sunday to Friday June 5, 2016 June 10, 2016 ID2 Kingston Completed
Sunday to FridayJune 26, 2016 July 1, 2016 ID3 Completed
Sunday to Friday July 24, 2016 July 29, 2016 ID4 Completed
Sunday to Friday August 21, 2016 August 26, 2016 ID5 Completed
Sunday to FridaySeptember 11, 2016 September 16, 2016 ID6 Kingston Completed
Sunday to FridayMay 28, 2017 June 2, 2017 ID1 Closed
Sunday to Friday June 4, 2017 June 9, 2017 ID2 Completed
Sunday to FridayJune 25, 2017 June 30, 2017 ID3 Completed
Sunday to FridayJuly 23, 2017 July 28, 2017 ID4 Completed
August 20, 2017 August 25, 2017 ID7 Completed
Sunday to Friday August 27, 2017 September 1, 2017 ID5 Completed
Sunday to FridaySeptember 10, 2017 September 15, 2017 ID6 Completed
Sunday to FridayJune 10 June 15 ID1 Completed
Sunday to FridayJune 17 June 22 ID7 Completed
Sunday to Friday June 24 June 29 ID2 Completed
Sunday to FridayJuly 15 July 20 ID8 Completed
Sunday to FridayJuly 22 July 27 ID3 Completed
Sunday to FridayAugust 5 August 9 ID4 Completed
Sunday - FridayAugust 12 August 17 ID9 Closed
Sunday to Friday August 19 August 24 ID5 Limited spaces remaining
Sunday to FridaySeptember 9 September 14 ID6 Full


KINGSTONIntensive Weekend Program. From 1 p.m. Friday to 5 p.m. Sunday.

** This intensive format is designed for people who are Basic graduates who already own larger boats (30 footer or bigger), graduates of a Basic live-aboard, participants from the Advantage Boating Beyond Basic or have been on an Advantage Boating Flotilla Get-Away and already have their VHF Operator's certificate and Sail Canada Coastal Navigation Standard. **

Start Finish Code Location Status Add to Cart
Call to bookMay 1, 2017 September 15, 2017 IW1 BYC Completed
Call to bookJanuary 1 December 31 IW1 In Progress


CARIBBEANIntegrate learning into your next sailing vacation.

Consider taking a course in the Caribbean during the winter months or join us down south on one of our other vacation programs.