Fall 2019 Sail Training in Partnership with Grassroots Sailing At BYC


Due to popular demand, though it’s partner, Grassroots Sailing Centre, we are reoffering INTERMEDIATE COASTAL NAVIGATION STANDARD COURSE


This course is offered at the Barrie Yacht Club (BYC) but is not a BYC course. 


This an amazing opportunity to add the Basic Coastal Navigation to your sailing skills and development.


Course Description: This course builds on the basic knowledge of navigation theory presented in the Sail Canada Basic Coastal Navigation Standard. This is the second course in a comprehensive set of courses offered by Sail Canada on vessel navigation.


The curriculum focus is on near shore navigation and covers position determination methods using nonelectronic means as well as methods for dealing with current and leeway. The course also covers the determination of intermediate tidal heights and introduces the student to the basics of passage planning and to the impact that the Collision Regulations may have on navigational practice.


Students completing this course will have practiced and should understand the tools and techniques to support planning and safe passage making for coastal voyages.


Sessions complement material introduced in the Sail Canada Basic Coastal Navigation course and practiced in the Intermediate Cruising or Intermediate Power practical courses. The standard emphasizes the navigational skills at a level appropriate for bare boat chartering and for extended cruises in coastal waters. The concepts and skills covered will be applied in the Advanced Cruising course and prepares students for the Sail Canada Advanced Navigation course. 


Objective: To be able to plan and to safely navigate by day in Canadian coastal and inland local waters.


Prerequisites: Sail Canada Basic Coastal Navigation PCOC Recommended.


Location: The course will be held at The Barrie Yacht Club, 1 Johnson Street, Barrie, Ontario


Dates: Theory course – Thursday, October 17, 24, 31, November 21, 7pm - 10 pm Exam – November 28, 7pm - 10 pm


Review/take up – December 5, 7pm - 10 pm


Fee: Members - $199.00 for course and material. (Regular Price $270.00) plus $45.00 for material


Register: We need a minimum of 6 students to make a go. Take advantage of this opportunity now. Please send me a confirmation email at grassroots.sailing.centre@gmail.com or call directly at 705-715-6185 to register. Payment will be through interac etransfer.


Thank you, Alain Aube Director of Training Grassroots Sailing Centre