Cruise and Learn 2 Weekend Format

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Gananoque MarinaHere is an outline of the 2 weekend program operating out of Gananoque, Ontario.

You will spend Saturday night on the boat. What better way to learn to cruise than by doing it in cruising style?

If you wish to avoid the early morning drive on the morning of your first day you may join the boat on the evening before your course. There is no additional charge except for buying dinner and a couple of beers in a local restaurant/pub for the skipper.

At anchor in the 1000 Islands

We spend Friday night at the dock and Saturday night at anchor, weather permitting, in the fabulous 1000 Islands.

Although there is a lot of material to be covered during your cruise and learn program we will also make sure we have time to enjoy our time on, and in the water. We will finish our "formal" practical training sessions at approximately 4:30pm. This will leave enough time for extra-curricular activities, including "junk food" hour.

General Plan

Specific topics may be covered in different sessions dependant on weather conditions and student needs. Theory will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.
It is the student responsibility to read the course textbook before the course.

First Weekend

Friday

Evening

Welcome & Boat Familiarisation
Safety briefing & Preliminaries

At the Dock.
Dinner in local pub.

Saturday

Morning

Manoeuvring Under Power, Anchoring

Local waters.

Saturday

Afternoon

Sailing Upwind & Tacking

Local waters.

Saturday

Evening

Theory Q&A / Discussion

Dinner aboard.

Sunday

Morning

Sailing in any direction & Gybing.

Local waters.

Sunday

Afternoon

Sailing Practice & Consolidation

Local waters.

Sunday

Evening

Departure

Second Weekend

Friday

Evening

Theory Q&A / Discussion

At the Dock.
Dinner in local pub.

Saturday

Morning

COB Recovery.

Local waters.

Saturday

Afternoon

Heaving to, Reefing.
Heaving a Line.

Local waters.
Dinner aboard.

Sunday

Morning

Practice & consolidation.

Local waters.

Sunday

Afternoon

Cruise back to Marina

Local waters.

Sunday

Evening

Departure

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