2021 Adult Keelboat Update - Registration Opening Soon!

NYC's ability to run in person training in 2021 will be subject to COVID-19 restrictions as established by relevant government authorities. In the event of course cancellations - full refund will be issued.  Based on our 2020 experience, we are planning and accepting registrations for 2021 Basic Cruising only for semi-private lessons (i.e. 2 students + 1 instructor), which enable compliance with appropriate COVID-19 protocols including social distancing.

Basic Cruising Course

Available with Membership

Learn to crew and skipper a keelboat in our 28-hour comprehensive course, designed to build comfort and introduce key concepts to first-time sailors. In this course you will develop the skills needed to sail on coastal waterways and charter boats in vacation destinations.

Our semi-private course operates with a maximum of 2 students per 1 instructor. This format allows for physical distancing with the added value of increased one-on-one time with your instructor and more direct boat handling time for each student.

Basic Cruising Course materials included. Upon successful completion you will be awarded Sail Canada’s Basic Cruising Standard or the Basic Crew Standard.

2021 Course Schedule:
Session 1 - Saturday & Sunday - 9 AM to 5 PM - May 15, 16, 22 & 23, 2021 *FULL! - Waitlist Available*
Session 2 - Saturday & Sunday - 9 AM to 5 PM - May 29, 30, June 5 & 6, 2021 
*FULL! - Waitlist Available*
Session 3 - Saturday & Sunday - 9 AM to 5 PM - June 19, 20, 26 & 27, 2021 *1 SPOT LEFT*
Session 4 - Saturday & Sunday - 9 AM to 5 PM - July 3, 4, 10 & 11, 2021
Session 5 - Saturday & Sunday - 9 AM to 5 PM - July 24, 25, 31 & Aug. 1, 2021
Session 6 - Saturday & Sunday - 9 AM to 5 PM - August 14, 15, 21 & 22, 2021 *1 SPOT LEFT*
Session 7 - Saturday & Sunday - 9 AM to 5 PM - September 4, 5, 11 & 12, 2021
Session 8 - Saturday & Sunday - 9 AM to 5 PM - September 18, 19, 25 & 26, 2021

Course Fee:
Semi Private Course - $975 + HST
Group Course - $750 + HST *currently not available due to COVID-19* 


Register Now

To inquire about 2021 programming please email programs@thenyc.com or call 416-260-8686 ext 32.

Membership is required in order to participate in this course, Introductory Crew Membership recommended. Find out more about membership.