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Adult Keelboat Learn to Sail

Start Keelboat Sailing Course

Available to NYC Members Only

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

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 Only

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 1.1 - Tues. & Thurs. (5 PM-9 PM), June 19, 21, 26, 28, July 3, 5, 10, & 12, 2018 *NEW!*
  • 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 *2 SPOTS LEFT*

Course Fee:

  • $729 + HST

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.


Spinnaker & Advanced Sail Trim

Available to NYC Members Only

Advance your sailing skills at NYC's new on-water training course! During this two-night course, you'll spend 6-hours on-water with hands-on practical training.

Topic #1 - ASYMMETRICAL SPINNAKER

  • From rigging for inside versus outside gybes, hoisting, boat handling during gybes, proper trim and dousing - you’ll learn all the basics of flying an asymmetrical spinnaker. 3 hours of on-water training.

Topic #2 - ADVANCED SAIL TRIM

  • Learn how to get the most out of your sails - halyard tension, traveller position, adjusting car position, boomvang, cunningham, outhaul and general sail shape. 3 hours of on-water training.

Spinnaker & Advanced Sail Trim Course Schedule:

  • Session 1 - Tuesday & Thursday (6 PM-9 PM), May 22 & 24, 2018
  • Session 2 - Monday & Wednesday (6 PM-9 PM), May 28 & 30, 2018
  • Session 3 - Tuesday & Thursday (6 PM-9 PM), July 10 & 12, 2018

Course Fee:

  • $179 + HST

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.