2021 Adult Keelboat Update

NYC' will be offering Adult Keelboat Courses in Step 1 of the province's reopening plan with several policies in place to address COVID-19. Based on our positive experiences in 2020 with the a semi-private lessons format (i.e. 2 students + 1 instructor) we will be offering the same in 2021. This format enables us to comply with appropriate COVID-19 protocols including social distancing. In the event of course cancellations - full refund will be issued.

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 - June 19, 20, 26 & 27, 2021 *FULL! - Waitlist Available*
Session 2 - Saturday & Sunday - 9 AM to 5 PM - July 
3, 4, 10 & 11, 2021 *FULL! - Waitlist Available*
Session 3 - Saturday & Sunday - 9 AM to 5 PM - July 17, 18, 24 & 25, 2021 *FULL! - Waitlist Available*
Session 4 - Saturday & Sunday - 9 AM to 5 PM - July 31, Aug. 1, 7 & 8, 2021 *
FULL! - Waitlist Available*
Session 5 - Saturday & Sunday - 9 AM to 5 PM -
August 14, 15, 21 & 22, 2021 *FULL! - Waitlist Available*
Session 6 - Saturday & Sunday - 9 AM to 5 PM - Aug. 28, 29, Sept. 4 & 5, 2021 *FULL! - Waitlist Available*
Session 7 - Saturday & Sunday - 9 AM to 5 PM - September 11, 12, 18 & 19, 2021 *
FULL! - Waitlist Available*

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


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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.