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NYC hosts a variety of licencing courses, race seminars, workshops and general nautical courses year-round. Some of these courses are open to the public. See below for course details.

To register for any of these courses, please fill out our General Course Registration Form and submit completed form to programs@thenyc.com, fax to 416-260-8780 or drop off at the club office.

*ONLINE* Sail Canada Basic Coastal Navigation Course

Open to Non-Members
Taught in a new online format by returning instructor Jeff Cassidy, in this 5-week course taught on the Zoom platform you'll learn the basics of navigation theory including – the role of the navigator, how to read charts, basic plotting and position determination methods, how to use a compass and GPS, techniques that support planning and safe passage making and more.

Upon successful completion of this course you will be awarded Sail Canada’s Basic Coastal Navigation Standard. This course is a pre-requisite for the Intermediate Coastal Navigation Course. This level is also appropriate for those looking to challenge the ICC (International Certificate of Competency) test required for cruising in Europe.

Included in course fee: practice chart, printed copy of worksheets and tables, electronic course notes as well as a PDF of Canadian Chart 1. If you would prefer printed materials provided.

Students must provide: pencil, eraser, note paper, parallel ruler* or Portland plotter*, dividers* and Chart 1*. Clear workspace: recommend 4’ wide x 3’ deep for spreading out full chart. A computer with Zoom installed (phone/tablet not recommended due to small screen size; Zoom is free to download and sign up)

Optional add-ons: binder of printed course notes (+$20), printed copy of Chart 1 (+$10), shipping fees (or pick up at NYC during office hours for free). Please request add-ons when registering.
*available at Genco, binnacle.ca, Nautical Mind

Course Date & Time:
Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 PM - January 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28, February 2 & 4, 2021
*REGISTRATION DEADLINE - Tuesday, December 22, 2020*

Course Fee:

NYC Members – $210 + HST
Non-Members – $305 + HST


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*ONLINE* Sail Canada Intermediate Coastal Navigation Course

Open to Non-Members
Building on the information covered in the Basic Coastal Navigation Course, in this intermediate level you’ll learn how to safely plan and execute a long continuous passage including night sailing in unfamiliar coastal or inland waters, in all conditions of visibility, with or without electronic aids.

Taught on Zoom by returning instructor Jeff Cassidy, this 5-week course focuses on near shore navigation and covers position determination methods using non-electronic means, methods for dealing with current and leeway, determination of intermediate tidal heights and the impact that the Collision Regulations may have on navigational practice.
A prerequisite for this course is the Sail Canada Basic Coastal Navigation certification. The standard emphasizes the navigational skills at a level appropriate for bare boat chartering and for extended cruises in coastal waters.

Included in course fee: practice chart, printed copy of worksheets and tables, electronic course notes as well as a PDF of Canadian Chart 1. If you would prefer printed materials provided.

Students must provide: pencil, eraser, note paper, parallel ruler* or Portland plotter*, dividers* and Chart 1*. Clear workspace: recommend 4’ wide x 3’ deep for spreading out full chart. A computer with Zoom installed (phone/tablet not recommended due to small screen size; Zoom is free to download and sign up)

Optional add-ons: binder of printed course notes (+$20), printed copy of Chart 1 (+$10), shipping fees (or pick up at NYC during office hours for free). Please request add-ons when registering.
*available at Genco, binnacle.ca, Nautical Mind

Course Date & Time:
Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 PM - March 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30, April 1, 2021

Course Fee:

NYC Members – $210 + HST
Non-Members – $305 + HST


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*ONLINE* Marine Radio Course with DSC - ROC(M) Certification

Open to Non-Members
Provided by the Toronto Canadian Power and Sail Squadron exclusively for National Yacht Club

Learn emergency radio procedures and everyday operating techniques. Course content covers the uses of marine radios, choice of frequencies, operation, phonetic alphabet, procedural words and phrases, as well as Digital Selective Calling and the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (DSC/GMDSS).

Registration includes course textbook, a webinar review session and one-on-one oral examination via Zoom meeting for the Restricted Operator Certificate (Maritime) with DSC Endorsement exam. Independent study is required prior to the course date and examination times will be organized between the course instructor and participant after registration.

Successful participants will receive their ROC(M) Licence, which is a lifelong certification and a requirement for all those using a VHF radio. This course also can be taken to upgrade your licence to include DSC endorsement.

To operate a maritime radio, you need the certificate. It’s the law!

*PLEASE NOTE - Pre-Study Required*
 
Course Date & Time:
2021 Dates TBA

Course Fee:

NYC Members – 2021 Fees TBA
Non-Members - 2021 Fees TBA