Cruise and Learn in the 1000 islands

Gananoque MarinaHere is an outline of a 5 day program in the 1000 Islands operating out of Gananoque Ontario.

You will spend 5 days (4 nights) on the boat. What better way to learn to cruise than by doing it in cruising style?

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. We typically take a cruise to Kingston in the middle of the course.

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 (making 5 nights on board). There is no additional charge except for buying dinner and a couple of beers in a local restaurant/pub for the skipper. Alternatively you can make arrangements to stay at Manse Lane; mention Ynot Sailing to receive a discounted price.

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.

Day 1

Morning

Welcome & Boat Familiarisation
Safety briefing & Preliminaries

At the Dock in Gananoque.

Day 1

Afternoon

Manoeuvring Under Power, Anchoring

Local waters.

Day 1

Evening

Theory Q&A / Discussion

Dinner at anchor

Day 2

Morning

Sailing Upwind & Tacking

40 acres

Day 2

Afternoon

Sailing in any direction & Gybing.

40 acres

Day 2

Evening

Theory Q&A / Discussion

Dinner at anchor

Day 3

Daytime

Sailing Practice & Consolidation

Optional cruise to Kingston. Small additional fee applies

Day 3

Evening

Free Time

Dinner ashore

Day 4

Daytime

Heaving to, Reefing COB Recovery,
Heaving a Line

40 Acres en route to 1000 Islands

Day 4

Evening

Theory Q&A / Discussion

Dinner at anchor

Day 5

Morning

Transit to Gananoque

Day 5

Afternoon

Theory Exam, Boat clean up, Exam Marking & Debrief

At the dock in the marina

Day 5

Evening

Departure

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