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Adult Keelboat Learn to Sail

Start Keelboat Sailing Course

Available to NYC Members

Perfect for the first-time sailor. During our 18-hour introductory program step aboard a Flying Tiger 7.5 keelboat and learn active crew fundamentals. Topics include; basic boat handling, boat parts and terminology, what safety equipment your boat needs, what to do should someone go overboard, basic weather and many other skills that will insure you enjoy your time on the water. Materials and certification are included.

Upon successful completion you will be awarded Sail Canada's Start Keelboat Sailing Standard.

Start Keelboat Sailing Course Schedule:

  • Session 1 - Friday (6 pm-9 pm), Saturday & Sunday (9 am-5 pm) - June 1, 2 & 3, 2018
  • Session 2 - Friday (6 pm-9 pm), Saturday & Sunday (9 am-5 pm) - July 20, 21 & 22, 2018
  • Session 3 - Friday (6 pm-9 pm), Saturday & Sunday (9 am-5 pm) - August 24, 25 & 26, 2018

Course Fee:

  • $469.00 + HST
  • EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT AVAILABLE! $100 off registrations received by May 5th, 2018

Click Here to complete the NYC Membership Application, Introductory Crew recommended.

Please click on the link above and fill out the registration form. Completed forms can be dropped off at the Club Office, faxed to 416-260-8780 or emailed to programs@thenyc.com.

Questions?: Call Programs & Marketing Coordinator Amelia Leeksma at 416-260-8686 ext 32.


Basic Cruising Course

Available to NYC Members

Learn to crew and skipper a keelboat by yourself. This 28-hour comprehensive course is designed to build comfort and introduce key concepts to first-time sailors. Develop the skills needed to sail on coastal waterways and charter boats in vacation destinations. Materials and certification included.

Upon successful completion you will be awarded Sail Canada's Basic Cruising Standard.

Basic Cruising Course Schedule:

  • Session 1 - Saturday & Sunday (9 am-5 pm) - May 19, 20, 26 & 27, 2018
  • Session 2 - Saturday & Sunday (9 am-5 pm) - July 7, 8, 14 & 15, 2018
  • Session 3 - Saturday & Sunday (9 am-5 pm) - August 11, 12, 18 & 19, 2018

Course Fee:

  • $729 + HST
  • EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT AVAILABLE! $200 off registrations received by May 5th, 2018

Click Here to complete the NYC Membership Application, Introductory Crew recommended.

Please click on the link above and fill out the registration form. Completed forms can be dropped off at the Club Office, faxed to 416-260-8780 or emailed to programs@thenyc.com.

Questions?: Call Programs & Marketing Coordinator Amelia Leeksma at 416-260-8686 ext 32.