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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

Just $130 per person + HST (skipper gratuities not included)



Every new adventure needs a starting point.

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

Starting Friday June 13th, 2014, and running Friday evenings until September, Nautical Escapes will be offering a 3-hour Introduction to sailing course.

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 Friday evenings from 6:00pm-9:00pm

- 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: $ 130.00 (plus HST)

Friday 6pm-9pm LocationSpots Remaining
June - 13th Whitby Yacht Club  Book  
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July - 11th Whitby Yacht Club  Book  
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August - 8th Whitby Yacht Club  Book  
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2014 Sail Canada Basic Sailing ( Sailing Licence )

EARLY SIGN UP PRICING Reg $695 Now $ 549 (20% off)
Until May 1st, 2014
** Save more! See below



The most comprehensive program we offer is the Basic Sailing program. It doesn't matter if you have never stepped on a sailboat in your life or are a novice that would like to brush up on thier skills. If you would like to truly "learn how to sail" then this is the program you'll need!
Most of your training (approx 75%) will be on-board one of our stable and modern 22 foot sail-training boats. We call this the "Standard" program as you will be training aboard a 22 foot traditionally rigged boat with an outboard engine, and a tiller helm. Just like learning standard in a car it's important to know the basics of smaller keel boat handling.
Upon completion of the course you will have The Basic Cruising Standard, a CYA program that is accepted coast to coast, and also internationally. During the program you will learn about weather, chart reading, docking, knot tying, anchoring, emergency maneuvers, and of course sailing skills! All of our instructors have extensive training and experience. Once finished you will be able to take out a 20-26 foot sailboat (with an outboard and a tiller), with crew, in light to moderate conditions and bring her back safely. At Nautical Escapes we are always striving to improve our teaching methods so that you can have the most fun and rewarding experience as possible!

The Nautical Escapes Advantage

Our Basic Sailing course is the only CYA Basic Cruising Standard course, in Ontario, that is offered with up to 35hrs of instruction! We also have integrated our classroom theory with our on-water practical sessons so all learning styles can be covered and we can work with the weather that comes up on the day of your course. Some other schools and organizations will first put you on the boat in any weather, then teach the classroom sessions after you have completed your course, or ONLY teach you classroom theory.
To properly train and learn a new skill, we believe you need to have both on-water and classroom training combined with the most hours possible. We also provide free mentoring and guidance to all graduates to help them acheive thier goals.

* Courses fill up fast, book early to avoid missing the boat ! *

INCLUDES: Lessons, use of a PFD, textbook, Basic exam, PCOC test, logbook, and logbook seal.
* Courses are never cancelled do to bad weather so rain jackets/rain pants are required for each student*


** Group discounts also available for 2 or more people that can be used in combination with any sale pricing, gift certificates, or coupons to save even more! **

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

Course Cost: $ 549.00 (plus HST)

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2nd September course - 20,21,27,28 Whitby Yacht Club  Book  
1st October course (time adjusted for Thanksgiving) - 4,5 (8am-5pm) 11,12 (8am-3pm) Whitby Yacht Club  Book  
2nd October course (last course for 2014) - 18,19,25,26 Whitby Yacht Club  Book  
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Sail Canada Basic Sailing XL (70 hours!)

Some of our programs come from feedback from former students. This new course is a perfect example of listening to our clients! With this XL (extra long) course you will have plenty of time to absorb all the new material and perfect what you have learned.

This is a 2-week course that combines certified Basic Sailing lessons with keelboat sailing experience.

Week 1 - Basic Sailing is our regular course with theory, on-water, exam & certification.
Week 2 - Practical Cruising is keel boat cruising that applies the skills you learned from week one while cruising to fun destinations around the Durham waterfront.

This exciting new program will be the best value for getting out on the water with a highly trained and certified sailing instructor in all types of wind, weather, and waves!

Course Cost: $ 1,050.00 (plus HST)

WEEKDAYS (Mon-Fri 9am-4pm) LocationSpots Remaining
May - 19th-30th Whitby Yacht Club  Book  
1st June course - 2nd-13th Whitby Yacht Club  Book  
2nd June course - 16th-27th Whitby Yacht Club  Book  
July course - 7th-18th Whitby Yacht Club  Book  
1st August course - 4th-15th Whitby Yacht Club  Book  
2nd August course - 18th-29th Whitby Yacht Club  Book  
September - 8th-19th Whitby Yacht Club  Book  

(NEW) Practical Cruising * Nautical Escapes Exclusive

only $495 for 35 hours!

Prerequisites: Basic Sailing (Basic Cruising Standard) or equivalent experience.

This course is the next step after your CYA Basic or before your Intermediate courses.

The focus of this program is practical experience that will prepare you for either boat ownership or preparing your for your bareboat cruising course. Past students have expressed a desire to gain some practical sailing/cruising experience without owning their own boat. Courses are run Mon-Fri 10am-5pm (35 hours) and course topics will be customized to each class depending on your interests and skill level. Each day we will plan a cruise to places like Frenchmans Bay, Scarborough Bluffs, Port Darlington, and the middle of Lake Ontario.

This course is the best value on the lake for essential on-water time and with variable weather you will have a highly trained instructor always by your side.
* Courses are never cancelled do to bad weather so rain jackets/rain pants are required for each student*

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

Course Cost: $ 495.00 (plus HST)

WEEKDAYS (Mon-Fri 9am-4pm) LocationSpots Remaining
May course - 26,27,28,29,30 Whitby Yacht Club  Book  
1st June course - 9,10,11,12,13 Whitby Yacht Club  Book  
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1st July course - 14,15,16,17,18 Whitby Yacht Club  Book  
2nd July course - 28,29,30,31 & Aug 1st Whitby Yacht Club  Book  
1st August course - 11,12,13,14,15 Whitby Yacht Club  Book  
2nd August Course - 25,26,27,28,29 Whitby Yacht Club  Book  
September - 15,16,17,18,19 Whitby Yacht Club  Book  
October - 14,15,16,17 (4 days @$395 each) Whitby Yacht Club  Book  

Sail Canada Intermediate Sailing ( The Bareboat Licence)

2 Days, 1 Nights - Live-A-Board
Price $749


1 WEEKEND Live-a-board

Prerequisites: Basic Sailing (Basic Cruising Standard)

Before taking this course we also recommend that you have at least one season of sailing experience or have completed the Practical Cruising course, and that you have completed your CYA Coastal Navigation classroom and exam.

If you would like to get into bareboat charters or big boat ownership this course will be essential to your learning process.
This is the next step after you get comfortable with your Basic Sailing Skills. You will learn all about large bareboat sailing which includes: boat systems, docking, anchoring boat maintenance, applied coastal navigation, arrivals in foreign ports, and much more! The intensive weekend courses are run in a live-a-board format from Friday night to Sunday afternoon on a beautiful Morgan 41. Friday night you will meet up with the boat in Frenchman's Bay then return later Sunday afternoon. If you have any interest in large boat handling or wish to be a bareboat charterer this course is for you!
* Courses are never cancelled do to bad weather so rain jackets/rain pants are required for each student*

INCLUDES: Textbook, Exam, and your Logbook seal

(provisions & extra marina fees not included)

*** Low student to boat/instructor ratios of 5:1, for more personalized instruction!***

Course Cost: $ 749.00 (plus HST)

Friday 6-10pm, Saturday 9-6pm, & Sunday 9-5pm LocationSpots Remaining
July - 4,5,6 Pickering Harbour  Book  
September - 5,6,7 Pickering Harbour  Book  

Sail Canada Basic or Intermediate in the BVI's (7 days)

Regular Price $2800.... now only $2240 USD (20% off)


Come join us for 7 days of Live A Board 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.
Whether you are a total novice or have sailed for a little while you'll find that our type of relaxed learning vacation is just what the doctor ordered. While sailing the beautiful waters surrounding the BVI's and USVI's in a modern, clean 40 foot plus yacht, you will also be treated to the best instruction available anywhere with one of our Sail Canada veteran cruising instructors.

All courses include provisions aboard, accomodations, textbook, exams and your Sail Canada certification at either the Basic or Intermediate level.

Taxes, Airfare, Transportation, and Gratuities are extra.

*** Low student to boat/instructor ratios of 5:1, for more personalized instruction!***

Contact us for further details.

info@nauticalescapes.ca

Course Cost: $ 2,240.00 (plus HST)

7 Days Saturday - Friday LocationSpots Remaining
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February 2015 - Jan 31st- Feb 6th (BOAT# 2) British Virgin Islands  Book  
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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

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)


* New *2013-2014 Sail Can Coastal and GPS Navigation

This summer of 2013 and winter of 2014 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 Thursdays from 6pm-9pm in the summer and Sundays 10am-4pm in the winter. (24 hrs in total) in our Whitby Yacht Club location.

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

Course Cost: $ 295.00 (plus HST)


Introduction To Sailing Gift Certificate

The perfect gift for those on your list this season!

Introduction to Sailing Gift Certificates that are to be used at any location.
* Note. Course dates will be determined at a later with the recipient

Course Cost: $ 69.00 (plus HST)

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The Course Date Will Be Chosen By the Recipient - Purchase Here ---> Whitby Yacht Club  Book  

Basic Sailing Gift Certificate

The perfect gift for those on your list this season!

Basic Sailing Course Gift Certificates that are to be used at any location.
* Note. Course dates will be determined at a later with the recipient

Course Cost: $ 695.00 (plus HST)

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$100 Gift Certificate

The perfect gift for that sailor in your family!

The $100 can be applied to any program or course, no expiration date, and will be mailed directly to any location within Canada in a couple of days.

Course Cost: $ 100.00 (plus HST)

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$200 Gift Certificate

The perfect gift for that sailor in your family!

The $200 can be applied to any program or course, no expiration date, and will be mailed directly to any location within Canada in a couple of days.

Course Cost: $ 200.00 (plus HST)

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C Y A Intermediate Private Course (3 days)

Come join us for your own private sailing course. You can also bring up to two more friends or family along to make this exclusive course even more enjoayble.

Once successfuly completed you will have your Intermediate (Bareboat) level issued by the C Y A that will allow you to charter a 30-50 foot sailboat anywhere in the world.

Please contact us to check dates and to set up your own private course!

Course Cost: $ 1,975.00 (plus HST)

Flexible LocationSpots Remaining
To book your course please email or call - to arrange a date and time that works for you To be specified   
Fran McPee - June 29, 30, July 1st Pickering Harbour Full 

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 regular $695 price x 2 people

Course Cost: $ 1,240.00 (plus HST)

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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 regular $695 price x 3 people

Course Cost: $ 1,785.00 (plus HST)

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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 $695 price x 4 people

Course Cost: $ 2,280.00 (plus HST)

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