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Sailing Courses

** All lessons will be taught to Canadian Yachting Association standards **
** Textbooks for each course are provided by the school **
** Courses fill up fast, book early to avoid missing the boat ! **

Introduction To Sailing - (3 Hours) - TRY IT OUT

Just $145 per person + HST (skipper gratuities not included)



Every new adventure needs a starting point.

For those new to sailing this is it! ** NEW **

The 3-hour course will focus on the pure joy of sailing from an experienced CYA instructor's point of view with 90% of your time spent on the boat out sailing! Topics will include basic sailing theory (demostrated on-water), knot tying, docking, helm control, basic engine handling, weather, reading the wind, rules of the road, basic sailing skills, and rigging and de-rigging.

Courses will be run Saturdays 6pm-9pm

- Lifejackets will be provided
- Minimum of 2 students per course

* Low student to boat/instructor ratios of 4:1, for more personalized instruction! *

Course Cost: $ 145.00 (plus HST)

SATURDAYS (6pm - 9pm) LocationSpots Remaining
June - 18th Port Whitby Marina  Book  
July - 23rd Port Whitby Marina  Book  
August - 20th Port Whitby Marina  Book  
September - 17th Port Whitby Marina  Book  

* NEW * - Start Keelboat Lessons - 2 days (16 hours) - CREW

Sail Canada has an exciting new program to get you out on the water and sailing right away!
We are proud to now offer the new Start Keelboat Standard. As always you will not find a better deal for such a high level of quality instruction anywhere in Canada than Nautical Escapes.
With all our courses you will find our Sail Canada certified instructors are mature, friendly, highly experienced, and have taught literally thousands of students. Not all sailing schools can offer this.

The Start Keelboat Lessons are 100% on water training, over one weekend, that is designed to train you on how to be effective crew on a 20-30 boat in light to moderate conditions. At this level no membership, tests, or pressure is involved!
Each 8 hour day will consist of two blocks of 3.5hrs of sailing with a lunch break in between.

Topics include docking crew training, tacking, gybing, points of sail, crew overboard recovery under sail, knots, and basic weather knowledge.

The Nautical Escapes Advantage

- Mature, highly experienced, and friendly keelboat instructors
- No gimmicks, or memberships - just sailing
- $100 off your Basic Sailing Course
- Lifejackets are provided
- Basic Sailing textbook with online support provided!
- Free post course advise for new boat buyers

Course Cost: $ 375.00 (plus HST)

WEEKENDS (Sat + Sun 9am-5pm) LocationSpots Remaining
1st July Course - 9 & 10 Port Whitby Marina Full 
1st August Course - 6 & 7 Port Whitby Marina  Book  
2nd August Course - 20 & 21 Port Whitby Marina  Book  

2016 Sail Canada Basic Sailing - (32 hours) - SKIPPER



If you are looking into learning how to sail, you have found the right place & course.

Our Basic Sailing course is specifically designed for the novice or beginner. Even if you don't know your bow from your stern or which is port or starboard, it makes no difference, there is no previous experience or membership required.

Now that being said this course is also well suited to the sailor who wishes to review or brush up on their skills as well.

Topics include; Sailing Skills, Docking, Anchoring, Weather, Rules of the Road, Navigation, Safety Gear, and Coping with Emergencies.

You can try to teach yourself or have your experienced sailor partner/family member try to show you the ropes. Usually that doesn't work out too well, with many gaps or wrong information in your knowledge. Our instructors are Sail Canada trained and insured. We have tens of thousands of hours of sailing experience under our belts as well as thousands of students that we have taught over the decades. If you have always dreamed of owning your own boat you might as well invest in proper lessons and learn the right way first. We will create your foundation of sailing knowledge that will give you a solid base to begin this life-long learning process. Many of our graduates are today proud boat owners with many of their own sailing stories and knowledge to share!

All of our courses are conducted at the Port of Whitby Marina, with PFD's provided.

Please check our available course schedule below for a course that might best suit your schedule.

- A textbook will be provided
- Lifejackets will be provided
- Minimum of 2 students per course

* Low student to boat/instructor ratios of 4:1, for more personalized instruction! *

** Once your course has started NO REFUNDS are issued. Make up classes may be possible however.**

Course Cost: $ 575.00 (plus HST)

WEEKENDS (Sat + Sun 9am-5pm) LocationSpots Remaining
1st May Course - 7,8,14,15 Port Whitby Marina  Book  
2nd May Course - 21,22,28,29 Port Whitby Marina Full 
1st June Course - 4,5,11,12 Port Whitby Marina  Book  
2nd June Course - 18,19,25,26 Port Whitby Marina Full 
July Course - 16,17,23,24 Port Whitby Marina  Book  
1st August Course - 13,14,27,28 Port Whitby Marina Full 
1st September Course - 10,11,17,18 Port Whitby Marina  Book  
2nd September Course - 24,25 & Oct 1,2 Port Whitby Marina  Book  
October Course - 15,16,22,23 Port Whitby Marina  Book  
WEEKDAYS (Mon-Fri 9am-4pm) LocationSpots Remaining
July Course - 18,19,20,21,22 Port Whitby Marina  Book  
WEEKNIGHTS (Mon + Wed 6pm-10pm) LocationSpots Remaining
July Course - 4,6,11,13,18,20,25,27 Port Whitby Marina  Book  

2017 Sail Can Coastal Navigation - PAPER CHARTS

This coming winter of 2016/2017 we will be offering our popular Coastal Navigation course that also includes information on GPS. This course will cover knowledge of fixes, the marine compass, tides, currents, the buoyage system, charts and publications. In-class exercises will teach you how to plot a course, take bearings and how to make the most of GPS waypoint navigation. The course provides a workbook and full-sized practice charts with practical exercises to help you understand and sucessfully write the Sail Canada Coastal Navigation Exam at the end of the course.
Classes are run Sundays 10am-4pm in the winter. (24 hrs in total) in our Port of Whitby Marina location.

INCLUDES: Sail Canada Navigation Exam, Full-sized practice chart, navigation workbook, and logbook seal.

** Once your course has started NO REFUNDS are issued. Make up classes may be possible however.**

Course Cost: $ 295.00 (plus HST)

January 2017 LocationSpots Remaining
Sundays - 10am-4pm Port Whitby Marina 10  Book  

Sail Canada Learn to Sail Vacation - BIG BOAT CREW & SKIPPER



Come join us for 7 days of cruising and learning in The British Virgin Islands. Our pricing includes all boat expenses and required taxes applicable in the islands accommodation and superb cruising aboard our fleet of yachts. Also included are 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 4 dinners, all texts and course materials plus superior instruction from Sail Canada certified instructors.

** The price is in US Dollars

Certified Sail Canada Basic or Intermediate Lessons

Highlights:

• 7 days accommodation aboard a modern clean 40ft boat

• Informative eco-tour and adventure

• Very relaxed pace, where the vacation is focus

• Highly trained, professional, and friendly instructors

• Circumnavigation of Tortola with new sights each day

• All food and non-alcoholic beverages aboard included



SAMPLE ITENERARY

Monday arrival, board the boat and go out to dinner
Day 1. Provisioning, sail down-wind to the Indians to snorkel and anchor at Norman island,
Day 2. Upwind beat to Spanish town, past Peter , Salt, Cooper and Dead chest islands to Virgin Gorda
Day 3. Explore the Baths, rock climbing and snorkeling then Trellis bay
Day 4. Monkey point snorkeling, Cane Garden Bay, glass blowing shop
Day 5. Little Jost Island, Bubbly pools, nature walk to windward side of Jost
Day 6. Guana island, the Caminoe islands, fat hogs bay

We change it up according to weather and time constrains.
Always fun.
There are no bad or boring spots just "awesome" places!

If you wish to book your own boat with family/friends and have us make all the arrangements as well as a private tour guide with lessons/certification, please contact us for more info at 416-629-4224 (ph or txt)

Course Cost: $ 1,950.00 (plus HST)

Winter/Spring 2017 LocationSpots Remaining
Feb 2017 - 6th-13th - Boat #1 British Virgin Islands  Book  
Feb 2017 - 6th-13th - Boat #2 British Virgin Islands Full 
Feb 2017 - 6th-13th - Boat #3 British Virgin Islands  Book  
Feb 2017 - 6th-13th - Boat #4 British Virgin Islands  Book  
March 2017 - 6th-13th - Boat #1 British Virgin Islands Full 
March 2017 - 6th-13th - Boat #2 British Virgin Islands  Book  

Intro to Sailing Gift Certificate

The perfect gift for that sailor in your family!

Great for that family member who would just like to try sailing out for the first time.

Once the Gift Certificate is purchased the recipient will need to email us to choose which date they would like to sign up for.

Course Cost: $ 145.00 (plus HST)

Flexible LocationSpots Remaining
$145 certificate for - any Nautical Escapes program or service To be specified 18  Book  

Basic Sailing Gift Certificate

The perfect gift for those on your list this season!

For anyone new to sailing, have not practiced in a while, or new boat owners.

* Note. Course dates can be determined at a later with the recipient

Course Cost: $ 575.00 (plus HST)

Flexible LocationSpots Remaining
To be used with any Nautical Escapes - course including Practical Cruising Time Whitby Yacht Club 18  Book  

Private Lessons

Private lessons with a Sail Canada cruising instructor. Lessons can be customized to any level you need (Basic-Intermediate).


* Maximum 4 students per session

Private Lessons on your own boat

** Once your course has started NO REFUNDS are issued. Make up classes may be possible however.**


1/2 day = (3 hour lesson) $180
1 day = (6 hour lesson) $260

2 days = $220 / day = $440
3-4 days = $185 / day = $555 or $740
4-5 days = $175 / day = $700 or $875
6-7 days = $165 / day = $990 or $1155

School boat rentals are $125 half day and $200 for full day

*School boats are also available for live-a-board courses as well, for an additional cost.
** Instructor travel and food expenses, for live-a-board, not included

Course Cost: $ 0.00 (plus HST)


2 Person Discount

2 Person discount applies to 2 people taking the same Basic Sailing course at the same location for the same dates with $75 each off our $575 price x 2 people

Course Cost: $ 1,000.00 (plus HST)

Flexible LocationSpots Remaining
Enter your preferred course dates on your course form by - clicking on the BOOK button. Port Whitby Marina 24  Book  

3 Person Discount

This applies to groups of 3 booking the Basic Sailing Course at the same location for the same dates with $100 each off our $575 price x 3 people

Course Cost: $ 1,425.00 (plus HST)

Flexible LocationSpots Remaining
Enter your preferred course dates on your course form by - clicking the BOOK button. Port Whitby Marina 48  Book  

4 Person Discount

This applies to groups of 4 booking the Basic Sailing Course at the same location for the same dates with $125 each off our regular $575 price x 4 people

Course Cost: $ 1,800.00 (plus HST)

Flexible LocationSpots Remaining
Enter your preferred courses dates on your course form by - clicking the BOOK button Port Whitby Marina 49  Book  

Perry and Pieta Settimi

Deposit for booking with Conch Charters March 6-13, 2017

Course Cost: $ 2,000.00 (plus HST)

British Virgin Islands LocationSpots Remaining
March 2017 - 6th-13th British Virgin Islands Full 

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