The Beaconsfield Yacht Club is very
pleased to announce the addition of an adult learn to cruise keelboat
program to our summer sailing school schedule.
Whether you are a beginner taking lessons, or an experienced sailor
challenging the standard the CYA LEARN TO CRUISE PROGRAM is for
you. The objective of this course is for you, upon completion, to
be able to cruise safely by day in local waters, in moderate wind
and sea conditions, as skipper or crew of a 20-30 foot sloop-rigged
This program will provide students with a very wide range of practical,
on the water sailing experiences. You will learn the basics of boat
handling under power and sail. We will guide you through docking
maneuvers in and out of a dock, sail handling, points of sail and
boat handling under sail. Rules of the road, boat terminology, and
safety at sea will also be components of this wonderful learning
The courses will be scheduled to run over 4 consecutive weekdays,
or over 2 weekends.
Weekdays, Monday- Thursday 9:00-5:00
Two consecutive week-ends 9:00-5:00
Boxed lunches will be required, as most lunches will be spent on
the water at anchor.
The application form for 2016 (pdf)
Please call BYC for available course dates, 514-695-1272