Boat Handling Clinics

Heading out on the Ottawa river.

Heading out on the Ottawa river.

Still mystified by some boating manoeuvre? Then maybe one of these boat handling clinics can provide the answers!

Courses available are:

Docking 101: Need practice docking? Spend an evening with a Sail Canada instructor on the water docking and boat handling in a confined area while practicing docking maneuvers.

Private Lessons: Private instruction to help with specific skills or to obtain your certification is available on our Keelboats and Powerboats throughout the boating season. We offer private instruction up to the Advanced Sail Canada Level. Private instruction is a minimum of three hours to start.

Spinnaker Handling: Have you ever wanted to be on the foredeck (where all the action is) but are afraid you would get all the different sheets, guys and other lines tangled up? If so, this course is for you. Learn how to manage the pointy end of the boat including sail changes (white sails & spinnakers), gybing under spinnaker hoists and take downs.

Basic Refresher: It’s been a while, you’re feeling rusty and all you need is a little practice to get back on the water with confidence. This one-day, on water course will quickly refresh you and allow you to fill in the gaps and practice a number of keelboat cruising skills.