Cruising (Keelboat Sailing) Instructor Courses The Basic Cruising Instructor Course is the first certification in the keelboat instructor stream. The course focuses on the development of lesson planning and teaching skills using a keelboat as a primary teaching aid. Candidates will have the opportunity to practice their ability to deliver training in classroom and on water environments. Candidate sailing skills will be evaluated. Successful candidates will be able to train and certify students at the Sail Canada Basic Cruising Standard (Day Skipper).
1. Be age 18 or older;
2. Have the Sail Canada Basic Cruising Standard;
3. Have the Sail Canada Coastal Navigation Standard (exam written within 12 months of course start);
4. Have 2 or more years keelboat sailing experience;
5. Have Red Cross or St. John Ambulance Standard First Aid Certificate or nationally recognized equivalent and a current nationally recognized certificate in CPR level A or higher;
6. Have a PCOC card;
7. Have a VHF Restricted Operator’s Certificate (Maritime) with DSC endorsement;
8. Demonstrate characteristics and motivations worthy of being at Sail Canada LTC/P Instructor;
9. Demonstrate a willingness to support the goals of the Sail Canada LTC/P program.