Sailing Ship
Extended Cruising

To roam upon the seas has long been the dream of many adventurous sailors. In today’s fast paced life, the sea remains one of the few places where one can explore our planet while making a personal journey as well.

Offshore sailors possess many skills. On any day they are helmsperson, navigator, plumber, shipwright, radio operator, cook, doctor, sailmaker, mechanic and diplomat.

The environment is both demanding and rewarding. This course focuses on the aspects of that environment that the offshore sailor must understand to maximize the enjoyment and minimize the risks for their crew and vessel.

Above all, it is the way in which offshore cruisers prepare for adventure that counts. A combination of training and experience coupled with patience and planning will allow for the most rewarding voyages.

Discussion Topics
  • Pre-Passage Check-List
  • Sailor’s Lore
  • Fresh Water
  • Repair Kits
  • Navigation Equipment
  • Naval Watch System
  • Wind and Waves
  • Loran-C and GPS Comparison
  • Maritime Mobile Nets
  • Skipper's Check-List
  • The Boat
  • The Sails
  • The Well-Found Vessel
  • Passage Planning
  • Passage Making
  • Oceanography and Weather
  • Instrumentation
  • Adverse Conditions
  • First Aid Kit and Travel Advisory
Next Course
None, however "Boating Essentials" is recommended.
13 Weeks
$150.00 – member
$80.00 – 2nd family member
$180.00 – non-member
$120.00 – 2nd family member of non-member
A minimum of four students are required. Price may be subject to change.
Please contact our Squadron for details.
St. Patrick’s High School
2525 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa

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