Keelboats & Cruising

Keelboat & Cruising Instructor Courses
Keelboat & Cruising Instructor development courses are scheduled and delivered by our Provincial Sailing Associations. Please contact your PSA regarding clinic schedules, locations and registration.
 
Cruising (Keelboat Sailing) Instructor Courses - click here to learn more
Basic Cruising Instructor - The Basic Cruising Instructor Course is the first certification in the Cruising Instructor stream. The course focuses on the development of lesson planning and teaching skills using a keelboat as a primary teaching aid. Candidates will have the opportunity to practice and refine their ability to deliver training in classroom and on water environments. Candidate sailing skills will be evaluated. On completion of this level, successful candidates will be able to train and certify students at the Introductory (sail) and Basic Cruising levels.
 
Intermediate Cruising Instructor - Candidates who successfully complete this course will be able to certify candidates at the Intermediate Cruising level. This course, open to Basic Cruising Instructors, focuses on the classroom and on water delivery and evaluation of boat systems knowledge and sailboat handling skills needed to operate a vessel in a near coastal environment.
 
Advanced Cruising Instructor - Candidates who successfully complete this course will be able to certify candidates at the Advanced Cruising level. This course, open to Intermediate Cruising Instructors, focuses on the classroom and on water delivery and evaluation of knowledge and skills required to operate a vessel in any conditions day and night up to 100 miles offshore.
 
Offshore Cruising Instructor - Candidates who successfully complete this course will be able to certify candidates at the Offshore Cruising level. This course, open to Advanced Cruising Instructors, focuses on the delivery and evaluation of knowledge and skills required to make long distance ocean passages in sailing vessels.
 
Basic Keelboat Racing Instructor - Open to all Cruising Instructors by application. Approved Instructors will be able to certify candidates at the Basic Keelboat Racing level.
 
Instructor Evaluators
Basic Instructor Evaluator – Candidates who successfully complete this course are authorized to co-conduct at any Instructor Development Program so long as: the IE is certified to certify students at the instructor level to be certified and the IE has taught a minimum of two (2) student level courses at that level provided they are currently registered with Sail Canada.
 
Senior Instructor Evaluator – Candidates who successfully complete this course are authorized to be the lead conductor at any Instructor Development Program so long as: the IE is certified to certify students at the instructor level to be certified and the IE has taught a minimum of two (2) student level courses at that level provided they are currently registered with Sail Canada.
 
Learn to Cruise / Power
The certification period for all Keelboat & Cruising Instructors is 36-months to the end of the calendar year. For example if you completed your clinic in May 2014, your level would expire December 31st, 2017.
 
Cruising Instructor Rules Study Aid - this document is aimed at Cruising Instructors to aid in studying for the Collision Regulations exam.
 
Instructor Recertification: 
 
From Transport Canada:

Transport Canada Recreational Boating Standard TP15136 - Communication from Sail Canada September 2014

Recreational Boating School Standard 
 
Instructor Insurance
Please click here for details regarding the Sail Canada Instructor Liability Insurance policy.