Cruising 2 Course

This 6, 8 or 12 day course is for people with some experience sailing on a keelboat who have basic navigation knowledge or have already obtained a basic crew, cruising or keelboat certification.


Course content

  • Life on board management
  • Planning a cruise
  • Electrical, plumbing and refrigeration systems
  • Navigation: Dead reckoning, plotting
  • Docking and Anchoring techniques
  • Emergency situations
  • Weather interpretation related to cruising
  • Spinnaker sailing

At the end of the course, participants should be able to cruise safely in familiar waters as both skipper and crew of a sailing yacht of 8 to 12 meters (26’ to 39’) in moderate wind and sea conditions by day in coastal waters. The Course emphasizes on-the-water skills related to life on board.

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

  • Intermediate Crew Standard (details)
  • Intermediate Cruising Standard (details)
  • Coastal Navigation Standard (details)

The Intermediate Cruising Standard allows you to charter a sailboat without a captain in protected waters for several days.

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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