Cruising 1 Course

This course is for beginners with little experience who want to be able to cruise safely as both skipper and crew on a liveaboard sailboat.


Course content

  • Introduction to marine terminology
  • Skipper and crew responsibilities
  • Sail and power techniques
  • Docking, anchoring and knots
  • Introduction to navigation
  • Safety regulations and equipment

Become a Privilege Member

Take an on board basic to advanced course of 5 days or more and become a Voile Mercator Privilege Member and get access to many advantages.

At the end of the course, participants should be able to cruise safely in familiar waters as both skipper and crew of a sloop rigged keelboat of 6 to 10 meters (22’ to 33’) in moderate wind and sea conditions by day.

This course meets the following Québec Sailing federation and Sail Canada Standards:

The Basic Cruising Standard allows you to rent a keelboat (live a board Sailboat) of 10 meters (33’) or less, by day with certain institutions.

sailboat duration dates 2017 waterway boarding/ landing possible stops low
2 days May 26 to Sept. 30 Fri. 5pm to Sun. L'Anse-Saint-Jean Ste-Rose-du-Nord or Baie-Éternité $410 $460
5 days May 22 to Sept. 25 Sun. 5pm to Fri. Tadoussac, Baie-Éternité, Ste-Rose du Nord or L'Anse-St-Jean $925 $1050 
2 to 7 days June 1 to Sept. 30 La Baie Tadoussac, Baie-Éternité, Ste-Rose du Nord or L'Anse-St-Jean - According to # of days
Available options: Personalized schedule, group rates and private courses. 1-888-674-9309. MORE INFORMATION +  BOOK NOW

Included in the course cost: Voile Mercator kit, onboard lodging, instruction, safety equipment, fuel, written test, logbook and certification stamps.

Not included in the course cost: course manual, onboard expenses (food, marina fees other than the boarding and landing days). You will need approximately a day for these expenses as well as other personnel expenses. 15% sales tax not included.


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