Intermediate Cruising


This course prepares you to charter down south.

This course prepares you to charter down south or own a boat.

This program places emphasis on practical training in a live aboard format. This course is highly recommended for people who are interested in chartering or owning a boat. Gain valuable experience while cruising to a different destination and enjoy a different anchorage each night. Continue to improve your sailing skills in a vacation-like setting!

OBJECTIVE: To be able to cruise safely in familiar waters as both skipper and crew of a sailing yacht of 8 – 12 meters in moderate wind and sea conditions by day. Emphasizes on-the-water skills at a level acceptable for bareboat chartering.

PREREQUISITE: Sail Canada Basic Cruising Standard or equivalent certification and VHF Certificate. Also recommended is Coastal Navigation and First Aid / CPR.

1. A 6-day / 5-night continuous live-aboard cruise in the Kingston-Thousand Islands area
2. A Weekend Intensive/Challenge couse in the Kingston-Thousand Islands area.
**If you already have extensive live-aboard sailing experience but would like to attain certification to back-up your experience then the intensive weekend Intermediate Cruising course is the format for you. **
3. Seven days in the Caribbean during the winter months.

~ Our Live-Aboard boat in Kingston is a CS 30 (profile diagram & layout diagram)nancy-o-1
~ This course requires a minimum of three students to run. There will be either three individual students or two couples with one instructor.

FEE: $1,175.00 + HST *Provisioning extra – 6 day/5 night live-aboard course (includes textbook).

FEE: $750 + HST *Provisioning extra – Weekend Intensive/Challenge (please contact the office at 613-721-8683 to arrange)

CERTIFICATION(S) AWARDED: Sail Canada Intermediate Standard.
Optional: IYT ICC & International Bareboat Skipper certifications

NEXT STEPS: Sail Share, Flotilla Getaways, Learn to Sail Program, VHF Radio, Coastal Navigation Standard, Celestial Navigation, Advanced Cruising