Boot Camp for Sailors

This course was described in one of Canada's leading sailing magazines as "Boot Camp for Sailors". Although a lot will be demanded of you we will plan on having some down time at some point during the course.

Sailing Yacht


On successful completion of the course you will be awarded a Canadian Yachting Association (CYA) Certificate to add to your logbook which can be used internationally as proof of competency.

Advanced Cruising

On this course you will go on an extended cruise and cover such topics as weather, optimum sail trimming, navigation, watch systems and sailing in all types of weather conditions. You will be challenged in many ways including performing different crew overboard recovery procedures both day and night. You will sail continuously for several days including overnight passages. Full details of course material can be found in the performance standard.


You will put into practice all the navigation techniques you learned during Coastal Navigation.

Navigation Chart

You will learn about various watch systems and experience at least one of them.

You will prepare passage plans including contingency measures, provisioning, and boat check out prior to departing on an extended voyage.

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Ynot Sailing Courses are offered in a non smoking environment

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