We will study basic terms, commands, and operation of a sailboat to feel comfortable and competent as a crew member.
Group size and duration
Groups of 2 to 4 people will complete this course. The Start Keelboat course is 18 hours of instruction including 12 hours of coached sailing, 4 hours of sailing theory, and a 2 hour written exam.
Materials and exams
We will use the Sail Canada text book “Basic Cruising Skills” by Gillian West.
Your time sailing will culminate in one practical sailing exam and one in-class written exam.
If you wish for the learning material to be mailed to you please send your mailing address.
$450 per person
It is possible for students of the Start Keelboat course to study together with the Basic Cruising course students in mixed groups.
There are no prerequisites.
Start Keelboat Sailing Standard Course Schedule for 2018
Because places are limited for the summer months, please register early.
To confirm your registration and reserve your time please transfer $225 by Interac transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The remaining part of the fee is due on the course start date.
You can customize the schedule to suit the group.