Start Keelboat Sailing
3 half days
$ 350/ person
This is one of the entry levels in the series of Sail Canada courses on sailing keelboats and on cruising, Three half days on the water learning the basics. Good 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. Good for experienced Sailors if there is a particular skill you want to master.
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Good to know
Great for those new to sailing.
Can be completed 12 to 15 hours of sailing.
Get the material ahead of time to study the theory.
Can be done evenings or weekends or any two days.
Great way to find out if sailing is for you.
What to bring?
Non Scuffing footwear. Boat shoes, Teva-type sandals or tennis shoes. (to see if it scuffs if you take it off and slide an edge of the sole on paper)
Foul weather/Rain gear, fleece jacket, windbreaker and a sweater layer is good, during summer rain gear is usually not needed.
Sunglasses with safety string and side protection, sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher), and a cell phone or camera.’
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