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.
- 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.