Basic Cruising

Location of course: English Bay & Howe Sound
Cost: $795. Includes course fee, workbook and Pleasure Craft Operator’s Card (PCOC).

Course Objective

With 36 hours of on-the-water instruction, the Basic Cruising Standard introduces the fundamentals of sailing in coastal waters with topics on nautical terminology, points of sail, communication protocols, starting and stopping the boat under sail and under power, anchoring, docking, weather and an introduction to paper and electronic navigation.

This five day course is offered as a multiple weekend schedule or as a five consecutive day commitment.

A written exam and on the water evaluation ensure the student has gained the necessary skills and confidence to receive their Sail Canada certification.

The Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) certification is included in this course.

Resource Material

Sail Canada Basic Cruising Skills by Gillian West
source: copyright Sail Canada.