Introduction to Sailing

This 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. 

Program format: 12 hours

Prerequisites: Non

Instructor: Oleg Nakarikov, Sail Canada Certified Instructor, RYA Yachtmaster Ocean.

School Boat: Hunter 33

Locations: Lake Simcoe. 

  • Friday Harbour Resort, 3999 Friday Dr, Innisfil, ON L9S 0J7, 
  • Lagoon City, Brechin Dray Dock Marina, 150 Laguna Pkwy, Brechin, ON L0K 1B0

The lesson could be presented in 2 languages: in English according to the terminology and rules of sailing and in Russian with a detailed explanation

Course fee:

• minimum 2 hours: CAD 200 + HST

* full course (12 hours): CAD 600+HST

Please call  289 684 2548 for a reservation  


• by e-transfer to


10271 Yonge St # 357, 

Richmond Hill, ON L4C 3B5