Basic Keel Boat Course

Come sail with us on GENESIS...and begin an adventure that could change your life. Our course is taught over two consecutive weekends and entails about 30 hours of instruction including the exam. Class sizes are limited to a maximum of four students per boat, to ensure the highest level of training.

This course is ideal for those who are thinking of purchasing a boat, wish to become accredited, or just curious about why sailors are so passionate about their sport.

Intermediate Cruising Course

This Intermediate course is available to graduates of Basic Course or those who have demonstrated experience. It consists of 3-4 days of live-aboard cruising and often involves a passage through the Welland Canal.

By Special Arrangement

All graduates of the PDYC Sailing School are eligible for a 10% discount from a charter company in the British Virgin Islands.

Dates & Times

For the 2019 season, Basic courses are set for:

  1. May 25-26 & Jun 1-2
  2. June 3, 4, 5, 6
  3. June 15-16 & 22-23
  4. July 8, 9, 10,11
  5. July 13-14 & 20-21
  6. Aug 5, 6, 7, 8
  7. August 10-11 & 17-18
  8. September 7-8 & 14-15 
  9. Sept 9, 10, 11, 12

And, an Intermediate course will happen sometime in July depending on demand.


Basic = $650 + HST
Intermediate = $1000 + HST + Provisioning

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