The Cobourg Yacht Club Learn to Sail program was established in 1965 and offers instruction to everyone who wishes to discover the challenge and excitement of sailing – young and old alike.
Celebrating over 50 years of quality sailing instruction in the Cobourg community, Learn to Sail @ the CYC uses Sail Canada certified instructors. You will learn to handle a 24-foot sailboat, meeting all of the requirements to skipper or crew in the familiar waters of Lake Ontario.
The Basic Sailing course has 6 sessions on the water, including a sailing evaluation, as well as a text, over 190 minutes hours of online screencast videos, the Sail Canada Basic Cruising standard exam, and optionally (if you do not already have a PCOC card) the Pleasure Craft Operator Competency exam.
Discounts: If you are a member of the Cobourg Yacht Club, check the membership box indicating that your membership is current. Membership will be verified. Members are entitled to a 10% discount for themselves and family members. If you are not a member of CYC, and enrolling with another person in the same course, will check the "2nd person discount" and each person will receive a 10% discount off their course price. An Early Bird Registration is now available until 15 April 2018 for $20 off. Not to be combined with other discounts.
If learning to sail has been your dream, this is the time and place to get your dream started.
HST will be added to all fees during the registration process.
Welcome to Learn to Sail @ the CYC.
Learn to Sail - Keelboat
Basic Cruising is intended to develop individuals to be able to sail safely in familiar waters as both skipper and crew of a sloop-rigged keelboat of 6 to 10 meters with an outboard or inboard motor in moderate wind and sea conditions by day. This course is a minimum of 18 hours on the water with a Learn to Sail Instructor and a 3-hour examination session for the SailCanada Basic Cruising Examination and the Transport Canada Pleasure Craft Operators Card (PCOC). The course include a text book - Basic Cruising Skills - as well as an online learning Course based on the text book that includes over 190 minutes of screencasts. DATES: Weekends #1 Sat May 12-Sun May 20, Weekends #2: Saturdays and Sundays July 7&8, 14 &15 Weekends #3: Saturdays & Sundays July 21&22, 28&29, Weekdays #1: Mon-Thurs Jun 11-14 Weekdays #2: Mon-Fri July 16-19. Weekdays #3: Tues-Friday August 7-10. Week Nights #1: Tues & Thurs (water) & Wed (Lecture) 10 -31MaySOLD OUT. Class start and finish times will be provided in the Spring. You may select ONE of the following Discounts if you qualify: 1) Early Bird (until 15 April 2018) -$20 OR 2) Club Member (-10%) OR 3) Group Discount (-10%).
Jul 16 to Jul 19, 2018
Jul 21 to Jul 29, 2018
Aug 07 to Aug 10, 2018