Sail Nelson offers several classroom courses to help you further your boating education. Our classes predominantly follow the Sail Canada curriculum, however we have also added in a few of our own classroom courses as requested by our students.
VHF Marine Radio: Did you know that it is illegal to operate a marine radio without a license? The objective of this course is for you to learn how to communicate and handle emergency situations on a VHF marine radio. This short course will cover all aspects of radio operation including the new Digital Selective Calling (DSC) function.
Coastal Navigation: Coastal Navigation is the art of safely navigating your vessel from Point A to Point B (and everything in between!). Knowing how to read charts, use your GPS and understand the weather & sea conditions are key skills for all mariners.
We have offered a variety of classroom courses over the years. Some are goofy and fun, and others are very practical! Here’s an idea of some of the things we have offered: Boating Safety, Nutty Knotters, Weather 1-0-1, Emergency Situations, and more. We are also happy to create a taylored course just for you and some friends if needed. Just get in touch!
All of our classroom training courses are eligible for our Travis McGregor Seamanship Award!