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Basic Cruising Standard
Sailboats 35' and up

$1,299 /person

(16 years +)

5 days, 40 hours

Monday to Friday​

  • Start time: 8am every day

  • End time: 4pm every day

  • Sail Canada manual included

  • Theoretical exam included

  • Bring your meals

PREREQUISITE: having read the course manual

Basic Cruising Standard
Sailboats 35' and up

PREREQUISITE: having read the course manual

This is one of the entry level Standards in the series of Sail Canada Standards on sailing keelboats and on cruising.  It is preferable, but not mandatory, to have a minimum of experience on the water before taking this course.  It develops the student’s ability to take command of and operate, with assistance of competent crew, an auxiliary powered sailing vessel, by day, in light to moderate conditions.


The course takes place rain or shine with a maximum of 4 participants. The focus of this standard is on the development of basic sailing and seamanship skills as well the knowledge needed to make the decisions expected of a skipper.

Developed Knowledge and Skills

Ashore Knowledge:

Terms and definitions, material and equipment, safety, rules & buoyage, weather, duty of skipper and crew.

Afloat Skills:

Preliminaries, manoeuvring under power, Handling under sail, making fast and snugging down.


Wait no longer and book now!


If a date you would like is not on the calendar, do not hesitate to contact us.

We will do our best to accommodate you.

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