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NYC hosts a variety of licencing courses, race seminars, workshops and general nautical courses year-round. Some of these courses are open to the public. See below for course details.

To register for any of these courses, please fill out our general course registration form and submit completed form to programs@thenyc.com, fax to 416-260-8780 or drop off at the club office.

 


Marine Radio Course with DSC - ROC(M) Certification

Open to Non-Members
Provided by the Toronto Canadian Power and Sail Squadron exclusively for National Yacht Club

The Maritime Radio course teaches emergency radio procedures and everyday operating techniques. Learn all about the uses of marine radios, choice of frequencies, operation, phonetic alphabet, procedural words and phrases, as well as Digital Selective Calling and the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System, (DSC/GMDSS).

All mariners, including recreational boaters, will want to take advantage of the many features and capabilities of this innovative form “automatic” radio. Secure your lifeline. Be sure that you and your family take the Maritime Radio course.

This course which includes the Maritime Radio Course textbook, will prepare you for the Restricted Operator Certificate (Maritime) with DSC Endorsement exam which is taken in the afternoon. This course also can be taken to upgrade your licence to include DSC endorsement.

To operate a maritime radio, you need the certificate. It’s the law!

Some reading and memorization is required prior to the course.
 
Course Date & Time:

Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Course Fee:

NYC Members – $110 + HST
Non-Members – $127 + HST

*REGISTRATION DEADLINE* - Monday, May 6, 2019


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Toronto Power Vessel Operators Permit (Harbour License)

Open to Non-Members
The Practices and Procedures of the Toronto Port Authority state that a person operating a power driven vessel in the waters of the Port and Harbour of Toronto must be in possession of valid marine certification recognized by Transport Canada and the Toronto Port Authority.

The Toronto Port Authority Operators Permit for Power Driven Vessels is a one-evening course involving an on-water test followed by in-class instruction and a written test. The National Yacht Club provides a 16-foot powerboat for the use of students during their on-water examination.
Course Dates & Times:

Option #1 – Tuesday, April 30, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM *FULL*
Option #2 – Monday, May 27, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Option #3 – Tuesday, June 25, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Course Fee:

NYC Members – $60 + HST
Non-Members – $69 + HST


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Fun With Flags + Workshop

Members Only Workshop
Join us for an interactive, introductory session covering:
  • Pre-race & start preparation 
  • Starting sequence and flags
  • NORs & SIs
  • Logistics including registration 
  • Racing opportunities at NYC & beyond
If you’re thinking about racing & want an introduction or a refresher on the above – this session is for you.

Hosted by NYC Members:
Janet Geisberger, Stephen Bardon & Tim Sweet
Course Date & Time:

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM

Course Fee:

Free Admission; NYC Members Only
RSVP: programs@thenyc.com

 


Spring Race Seminar Series 

Open to Non-Members
Back by popular demand and with a brand NEW line-up! Prepare for a season of sailing fast in our 4-PART racing seminar series.

With guest instructors covering a range of relevant racing topics you are sure to pick up a few pro tips before the season.

#1 – Starting Strategies
Thursday, March 28 – 6:30 PM

Martha Henderson, former Olympic sailor and active race committee organizer, will present strategies and tactics for getting off the start line cleanly.

#2 – Down Wind Sail Trim
Thursday, April 4 – 6:30 PM

Geoff Moore of North Sails will walk us through ideal sail trim on the down wind leg. Covering both symmetrical and asymmetrical spinnaker trim and sail controls.

#3 – Mark Rounding Rules
Thursday, April 11 – 6:30 PM

Pat Healy, former Olympic coach and international judge, will discuss the rules you need to know to round the cans and avoid the protest room. Plus how to use mark rounding rules tactically.

#4 – Down Wind Strategy & Tactics
Thursday, April 18 – 6:30 PM

Learn how to set up a winning strategy for the down wind leg with high performance coach Chris Watters. Including how to maneuver for tactical advantage while running or reaching downwind.
Course Fee:

NYC Members – $20 + HST per session OR ALL 4 Sessions for $60 + HST
Non-Members – $30 + HST per session OR ALL 4 Session for $90 + HST


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Boating Basics – PCOC Course

Open to Non-Members

Provided by the Toronto Canadian Power and Sail Squadron exclusively for National Yacht Club

All operators of motorized pleasure craft are required to show proof of operator competency. To get your Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC), you need to write a test approved by Transport Canada.

All you need to know for your test is presented by knowledgeable instructors in an easy format that is both informative and entertaining. You can be confident in knowing that this course meets all the standards established by Transport Canada’s Office of Boating Safety.

On successful passing the exam offered by Canadian Power & Sail Squadrons, your Card is recognized by BOTH Transport Canada and The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (USA).

Course includes textbook and certification exam. Some reading and memorization is required prior to the course.

Course Date & Time:

Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Course Fee:

NYC Members – $75 + HST
Non-Members – $86 + HST


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Solar Power Seminar

Open to Non-Members
On a mooring ball and want power? Cruising and need power away from the dock?
  • Join us for a session on all things solar!
  • Prior experience in electrical systems not required!
  • Led by Pat Tasse of Sun Tech Enterprise
Course Dates & Times:

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Course Fee:

NYC Members – $15 + HST
Non-Members – $25 + HST


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Sailing The Weather

Open to Non-Members
Planning a cruise? Competing in a regatta?
Learn tips and tricks for short and long term forecasting with Ron Bianchi – who has over 20 years of experience in applied meteorology and forecasting in the public, private and non-profit sectors.

Sailor or powerboater, you’ll learn practical skills from a passionate instructor during this full day session.

Topics Include:
  • General basic weather principles
  • Some basic forecasting rules
  • Signs of Severe Weather
  • The use of the Barometer
  • Basic Cloud Identification
  • A few case studies
  • Tools of the trade
  • Internet tools and how to use them
  • Suggested Smart Phone Apps
Course Dates & Times:

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Course Fee:

NYC Members – $80 + HST
Non-Members – $120 + HST


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