Start Keelboat Sailing

Start Keelboat Sailing course is one of the entry levels in the series of Sail Canada courses on sailing keelboats and on Cruising. This course is the recommended starting point for individuals with minimal practical on water experience. This entry level course builds basic sailing skills with a focus on operation of the vessel as crew. Candidates completing this course will be able to competently contribute as crew to the operation of a keelboat in moderate daytime conditions. This standard is recommended for those with little boating or sailing experience that want to experience sailing on a keelboat and begin to build basic sailing skills in a relaxed environment and at a comfortable pace.

Objective: To be able to sail safely as crew of a sloop rigged keelboat 6 to 12 meters with an outboard or inboard motor in 5 – 20 knots (not gusting over 25 knots) of wind by day.

Prerequisite: None

For more information on Start Keelboat Sailing course, please visit Sail Canada course description.

Location: Lake Simcoe (Cooks Bay Marina, 1155 Gilford Rd, Gilford, ON)

Course Schedule: The Start Keelboat Sailing course typically runs over one weekend:

  •     Friday 6pm-9pm
  •     Saturday 9am-3pm
  •     Sunday 9am-3pm
Boat: U4RIC (Catalina 22 Sport)
Cost: $399 + HST

Start Keelboat Sailing Sign-up:

Please complete the following sign-up form and review the waiver. After submission, you should expect a response within two business days. If you do not hear back from us, you can reach us at (289) 579-9920.

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