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Basic Cruising 3 - Day On Water

The On-Water Course is the second part of the Basic Cruising program. The course is designed for the prospective cruising sailor who has minimal or no sailing knowledge or experience. The student is taught the necessary skills to safely sail local waters in moderate winds and sea conditions during daylight hours. The student will learn to perform the duties of both skipper and crew of a 24 – 29 foot sailing vessel. 



CURRICULUM  FOR  AFLOAT  KNOWLEDGE 

·       Knots and Lines

·       Rigging and Readying for Sailing

·       Engines and Operation

·       Leaving and Returning to Dock

·       Sail Shape and Trim for all Points of Sail

·       Maneuvering Under Sail

·       Tacking and Gybing 

·       Dealing with Stronger Winds / Reefing Sails

·       Anchoring

·       Crew Overboard

·       Making Fast and Snugging Down.add text here


Prerequisite : Student must have successfully completed the Ashore portion of the program.

Dates for this course are: June 1st, 2nd and 9th

Course location: Gimli Yacht Club

Course instructor: Wolfe Smythe

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Dates for this course are: July 6th, 7th and 13th

Course location: Gimli Yacht Club

Course instructor: Wolfe Smythe

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Basic Cruising 5-day (Complete program)


Successful completion of the program provides the student with a Sail Canada Basic Cruising Certification.

add text hereCourse – 5 Day is a complete program containing both Ashore and Afloat components. The program is conducted over a week period with half the time spent in classroom and the other half using and practicing the theoretical skills learned in the classroom in a Hands-On format. 

CURRICULUM FOR ASHORE KNOWLEDGE 

·       Terms and Definitions

·       Gear and Equipment 

·       Sailing Theory

·       Safety 

·       Rules of the Road 

·       Weather 

·       Duties of the Skipper and Crew 

·       Seamanship 

·       Emergencies

·       Using a VHF Radio

·       Charts and Charting

·       Tide and Current Tables

CURRICULUM  FOR  AFLOAT  KNOWLEDGE 

·       Knots and Lines

·       Rigging and Readying for Sailing

·       Engines and Operation

·       Leaving and Returning to Dock

·       Sail Shape and Trim for all Points of Sail

·       Maneuvering Under Sail

·       Tacking and Gybing 

·       Dealing with Stronger Winds / Reefing Sails

·       Anchoring

·       Crew Overboard

·       Making Fast and Snugging Down.

Successful completion of the program provides the student with a Sail Canada Basic Cruising Certification.

Prerequisites : None

Course location: Gimli Yacht Club

Course Instructor : Wolfe Smythe

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Course location: Gimli Yacht Club

Course Instructor : Wolfe Smythe

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Course location: Gimli Yacht Club

Course Instructor : Wolfe Smythe

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Course location: Gimli Yacht Club

Course Instructor : Wolfe Smythe

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Course location: Gimli Yacht Club

Course Instructor : Wolfe Smythe

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Course location: Gimli Yacht Club

Course Instructor : Wolfe Smythe

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Course location: Gimli Yacht Club

Course Instructor : Wolfe Smythe

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Restricted Radio Operator Maritime (ROC-M)

The Maritime Radio Course teaches emergency radio procedures and everyday operating techniques. Learn about the uses of marine radios, choice of frequencies, operations, phonetic alphabet, procedural words and phrases, as well as digital selective calling (DSC) and the global maritime distress and safety system (GMDSS). All mariners, including recreational boaters, will want to take advantage of the many features and capabilities of this innovative form of “automatic” radio. Secure your lifeline. Be sure that you and your family take the Maritime Radio Course. This complete package will prepare you for the lifetime Restricted Radio Operators Maritime Certificate with DSC endorsement exam which is included as part of the course. To Operate a marine radio this certificate is a requirement. IT’S THE LAW

Course fees include text, resource material, exam, application and processing fees.

Prerequisites: None


Course runs over 2 evenings 1800 to 2100. This is a virtual classroom course

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