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INTRODUCTION TO SAILING WEEKEND

BASIC CRUISING STANDARD

BASIC CRUISING WITH BASIC COASTAL NAV

INTERMEDIATE CRUISING STANDARD

INTERMEDIATE CRUISING WITH INTERMEDIATE COASTAL NAV

BASIC COASTAL NAVIGATION ONLINE/WEBINAR COMING SOON

INTERMEDIATE COASTAL NAVIGATION ONLINE/WEBINAR COMING SOON

COASTAL NAVIGATION OLD FORMAT TIL JUNE 30,  2017                                                                                                       

ADVANCED CRUISING STANDARD

OFFSHORE CRUISING STANDARD

BOATING OPERATOR CARD (PCOC)

 

ALL CLASSES TAUGHT BY SAIL CANADA CERTIFIED  INSTRUCTORS

 

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INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY ICC

IRISH & MCA 24m SAIL & 10m POWER COASTAL & INLAND

INTERNATIONAL BAREBOAT SKIPPER SAIL

INTERNATIONAL CREW SAIL

INTERNATIONAL WATCHKEEPER FLOTILLA SKIPPER SAIL

VHF MARINE RADIO OPERATOR

All classes taught by IYT certified instructors. ICC classes may be taught in combination with Intermediate or Advanced Cruising Standards.

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SAIL CANADA OBJECTIVES AND PREREQUISITES    

Introduction to Boating, Sail or Power

OBJECTIVE

To introduce novice boaters to safe practices when preparing to leave the dock, while underway, and when returning to dock. This standard may be taught in a sailing vessel or a powerboat. It is expected that the vessel will be less than 12 meters in length.

PREREQUISITES

None.

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Start Keelboat Sailing 

OBJECTIVE

To be able to sail safely as crew of a sloop rigged keelboat 6 to 12 meters with an outboard or inboard motor in 5 - 20 knots (not gusting over 25 knots) of wind by day.

PREREQUISITES

None.

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Basic Crew Standard

OBJECTIVE

To be able to act as competent crew while cruising safely in familiar waters aboard a sloop rigged keelboat of 6 - 10 metres in moderate wind and sea conditions by day.

 PREREQUISITES

None.

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Basic Cruising Standard

OBJECTIVE

To be able to act as competent skipper and crew while cruising safely in familiar waters aboard a sloop rigged keelboat of 6 - 10 metres in moderate wind and sea conditions by day.

 PREREQUISITES

None.

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Intermediate Crew Standard

OBJECTIVE

To be able to cruise safely in familiar waters as both skipper and crew of a sailing yacht of 9 to 12 meters, sloop rigged with an inboard engine, in moderate wind and sea conditions by day. The standard emphasizes on-the-water skills at a level acceptable for bare boat chartering for extended cruises in coastal waters.

PREREQUISITES

Basic  Crew or Basic Cruising Standard; ROC(M) VHF with DSC endorsement; Pleasure Craft Operator’s Card. It is recommended that the student have a recognized first aid and CPR certificate and have completed the CYA Coastal Navigation Standard. Note: To maximize the likelihood of successfully completing the Intermediate Crew Standard, a student should: a) Have experience as crew of at least ten day sails (or equivalent), b) Have applied the knowledge and practiced the skills in the Basic Crew or Basic Cruising Standard, c) Be able to consistently demonstrate the skills learned in the Basic Crew or Basic Cruising Standard.

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Intermediate Cruising Standard

OBJECTIVE

To be able to cruise safely in familiar waters as both skipper and crew of a sailing yacht of 9 to 12 meters, sloop rigged with an inboard engine, in moderate wind and sea conditions by day. The standard emphasizes on-the-water skills at a level acceptable for bare boat chartering for extended cruises in coastal waters.

PREREQUISITES

Basic Cruising Standard; ROC(M) VHF with DSC endorsement; Pleasure Craft Operator’s Card. It is recommended that the student have a recognized first aid and CPR certificate and have completed the CYA Coastal Navigation Standard. Note: To maximize the likelihood of successfully completing the Intermediate Cruising Standard, a student should: a) Have experience as skipper of at least ten day sails (or equivalent), b) Have applied the knowledge and practiced the skills in the Basic Cruising Standard, c) Be able to consistently demonstrate the skills learned in the Basic Cruising Standard.

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Coastal Navigation Standard AVAILABLE IN OLD FORMAT TIL JUNE 30, 2017

OBJECTIVES

To be able to demonstrate the navigational theory required to safely navigate a sailing cruiser in coastal or inland waters. The concepts are practically introduced in the Intermediate standard and practically tested in the Advanced standard. The standard is recommended to be completed prior to the Intermediate standard.

PREREQUISITES

None.
This is one of the standards required by Sail Canada as a prerequisite to taking the
Advanced Cruising Standard. You can attain this standard by passing the Sail Canada Coastal Navigation Examination.

 

Basic Coastal Navigation Standard

 OBJECTIVES

To be able to demonstrate the navigational theory required to safely navigate a sailing cruiser by day in local waters. The concepts are practically introduced in the Intermediate standard and practically tested in the Advanced standard. The standard is recommended to be completed prior to the Intermediate standard.

PREREQUISITES

None. PCOC Recommended
This is one of the standards required by Sail Canada as a prerequisite to taking the
Intermediate Cruising Standard. You can attain this standard by passing the Sail Canada Basic Coastal Navigation Examination.


Intermediate Coastal Navigation Standard

OBJECTIVES

To be able to demonstrate the navigational theory required to safely plan and execute along continuous passage including night sailing in coastal or inland waters, in all conditions of visibility, with or without electronic aids. The concepts are applied and tested in the Advanced standard. The standard is recommended to be completed prior to the Advanced Cruising Standard.

PREREQUISITES

Basic Coastal Navigation Standard.
This is one of the standards required by Sail Canada as a prerequisite to taking the Advanced Cruising Standard. You can attain this standard by passing the Sail Canada Intermediate Coastal Navigation Examination.



Advanced Navigation Standard

OBJECTIVES

To be able to safely navigate a vessel in all conditions of visibility and weather in accordance with a prepared passage plan, applying the principles and techniques of safe navigation by electronic instruments and radar.

PREREQUISITES

Intermediate Coastal Navigation Standard and Intermediate Cruising Standard or Intermediate Powerboat Standard.

 

Celestial Navigation Standard

OBJECTIVE

To be able to demonstrate the celestial navigation theory required to safely navigate a sailing cruiser on an offshore passage. The Standard is applied practically in the Offshore Cruising Standard.

PREREQUISITES

Advanced Navigation

 

 

Advanced Cruising Standard

OBJECTIVE

To be able to act safely as skipper and crew of a sailing cruiser of 8 – 15 metres, operating by day and night in coastal or inland water in any weather.

PREREQUISITES

Intermediate Cruising Standard and Intermediate Navigation Standards; Red Cross or St. John Ambulance Emergency First Aid Certificate and a VHF radio certificate (Radio Operator's Restricted Certificate - Maritime Voluntary). Minimum course time for teaching this Standard is six days.

Note: To maximize the likelihood of successfully completing the Advanced Cruising Standard, a student should have:
a) had experience as a skipper equivalent to at least two seasons or twenty days of cruising, and
b) applied the knowledge and practiced the skills in the Intermediate Cruising Standard and Intermediate Navigation Standard.

 

Offshore Cruising Standard

OBJECTIVE

To be able to safely act as skipper & crew in a sailing cruiser on an offshore passage using Celestial Navigation.

PREREQUISITES

Advanced Cruising Standard and Celestial Navigation Standard, VHF Radio certificate(Radio Operator's Restricted Certificate-Maritime Voluntary, Red Cross or St. John Ambulance Standard First Aid Certificate and a nationally recognized certificate in CPR-Level "B" or higher. Completing the Advanced Navigation Standard is highly recommended