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"The key to learning is learning with the right tools. If you are going to sail a modern 40\' sailboat, thats what you need to learn on, not a twenty year old thirty footer. The Points of Sail program is carefully focused for busy people who truly want to sail a large, modern boat".
-- Jim Skeoch
Learn to Sail in Ontario at Points of Sail
All our training programs (CYA Instructions) at Points of Sail meet the requirements detailed by the Canadian Yachting Association (CYA) for its Cruising Standards. Whether looking for CYA and sailing courses in or near Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington, Niagara Falls, our CYA courses and learn to sail programs are right for you!
Our courses include:
INTRODUCTION TO SAILING & CYA BASIC
Our unique floating class-room CYA program, delivered aboard a luxury 41’ yacht, is designed to take you from being a novice sailor to the point where you can safely operate a boat up to 40’ in length. In addition, the course meets the requirements for designation as CYA Basic Cruising. Choose either Monday and Wednesday evenings or Saturday and Sunday mornings, for four weeks.
Starts April 2012. Price $895.00
This extensive course is designed to prepare you for handling a 40’ boat in coastal waters and to safely sail at night. It is the minimum standard required by reputable charter companies for bareboating. A mixture of classroom (24 hours) and ontinuous hands-on sailing (24 hours) this course meets the requirements for designation at the CYA Intermediate Cruising level. The program includes; Coastal Navigation, Gennaker work and all the requirements needed to meet the standard. Check out the link to see all of the course content.
Classroom Starts February 2012. Fee $1 350.00, plus provisioning.
Handling Under Power & Docking
Crunched the dock one time too many, struggling to get off with an on-dock wind, can’t reverse into your slip? This course is for you. With a focus on handling a larger sail boat under power, topics covered include, getting off a slip with an on-slip wind, backing into a tight slip, docking emergencies, anchoring, getting afloat after running aground.
SPRING TUNE UP
Feeling rusty, didn’t quite get some of those bugs worked out? Join us at Points of Sail's sailboat training and instruction programs for a spring tune up. Four hours on the water to cover slipping, setting sail, trimming, maneuvering under power, man overboard and docking.
Our unique program kicks of at 2200 with an after dark departure. Includes sailing and deck operations, harbour entrance, channel navigation, GPS and Radar approach.
HEAVY WEATHER SAILING
For the rufty tufty in you! Sail with an experienced group in heavy weather conditions. Practice reefing, tacking, gybing and heaving to. Call us to get on the wait list for a windy day!
Need that extra bit of guidance on safe, effective sail handling. Need to know the best way to trim the sail, get the best roach out of your main, guarantee safe gybing under all conditions. This program gives you the chance to work on these and other challenges of safe sailing while optimizing the speed potential of your yacht. Includes practical deployment and handling of a gennaker. Price $250.00
CHECK FOR OUR CURRENT 2012 SCHEDULE, OR CALL TO BOOK YOUR CUSTOMIZED SESSION
Learn to sail in Toronto Ontario to CYA standards and go from absolute beginner level to expert in a short period. Like any sailing school offering the best in sailboat handling lessons, our courses are customized to help you succeed. Learn to sail in various weather conditions by mastering the Points of Sail and more. With CYA courses by certified trainers. Learn about the Canadian Yachting Association (CYA) standards in Ontario. We have advanced sailing lessons in Ontario for those who have already learned how to sail.