This live-aboard course follows the Basic Cruising standard in the Sail Canada keelboat and cruising training system. Students will participate in operation of the vessel as crew and as skipper. The vessel will be operated under sail and power while making daytime passages. The ability to act as skipper and crew in operation of a sailing vessel by day in unfamiliar waters will be developed, while building the skills and experience needed for live-aboard cruises and bareboat charter.
INSTRUCTOR: Oleg Nakarikov, Sail Canada Certified Instructor, RYA Yachtmaster Ocean.
Student's Personal Boat OR
School Boats: Hunter 33 on Lake Simcoe from May to October
Dufour 43 DL in the Caribbean from November to April
1. Theory online
EXAM: every second week of the month.
From May to October at Lake Simcoe
From November to April in the Caribbean Islands
UPON COMPLETION: Sail Canada Certificate
The course can be presented in 2 languages: in English, according to the terminology and rules of sailing, and in Russian with a detailed explanation
Item to address:
· Crew ability and links (see the initial assignment)
· Crew involvement
· Weather expectations
· Anchorages, characteristics, concerns, reason of anchorage
· Customs port
· Accurate plotted headings, ETAs, navigational safety concerns, currents, expected wind (direction & strength)
· Position, accuracy, log
· Any sailing directions or cruising guides available
· Factor in minimum of 2 hours per day of training maneuvers (one doesn’t learn much on a 5-hour single tack to a distant island)
· Use of resources
Intermediate Course includes provisioning and preparation of meals by students. Candidates should make a plan to get provisions in advance.
You need to have:
Life jacket with harness and teaser
Boat shoes or boots
Plotting tools (one for the crew)