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This course is aimed at people with a moderate amount of sailing experience, or who have taken our Start Keelboat sailing course and who want to become certified skippers of their own boat. Practical topics include simple maneuvering skills such as docking. Sailing vessel basic sailing skills are developed including sail selection, the use and positioning of sails to provide propulsion, and the operation of the vessel with a crew. Safety equipment, safety procedures and rules for avoiding collisions are explained and this information is applied during the practical sessions. The curriculum also includes an elementary introduction to the Canadian navigation system and to the basic use of charts and tide and current tables. This course is 24 hours long.

Participants are entitled to use the club's facilities after their course and to participate in the Good Neighbours Series races in preparation for the skipper evaluation that takes place at the end of the summer. Sailors who are successful in their examination are awarded the Basic Cruising Standard, a Sail Canada certificate that confirms their basic knowledge of sailing.

Upcoming Events

27 Apr 2019;
08:00AM - 05:00PM
SHIPSHAPE DAY! Continental Breakfast & Lunch
03 May 2019;
08:00AM - 05:00PM
Ouverture du bar-horaire pré-saison
11 May 2019;
08:00AM - 06:00PM
Big Crane Launch Day Launch Potluck
14 May 2019;
05:45PM - 08:00PM
GNS Warm Up
16 May 2019;
05:45PM - 08:00PM
GNS Warm Up

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