Education & Seminars

2016 TS&CC Course List

  1. Coastal Navigation - Segment 2 begins Feb. 20
  2. Marine Engine Maintenance Course - Two weekend course begins Saturday Feb. 6
  3. Basic Cruising Keelboat Course theory - soldout 
  4. VHF Marine Radio - begins Tue. Feb. 23 & 24 
  5. CANSail 1-2 & 3-4 Theory Classes - dates TBA
  6. Emergency First Aid
  7. Keelboat & Dinghy Racing Seminar
  8. PCOC - Pleasure Craft Operators Card
  9. Toronto Harbour Licence 

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TS&CC Coastal Navigation Course

Segment 1: Four sessions Mondays and Thursdays January 18, 21, 25 and 28 6:30pm to 9:30

Segment 2 - Saturday and Sunday February 20 and 21 9:00am to 4:30pm plus Thursday Feb. 25 at 6:30pm for the exam and Feb. 29 at 6:30pm for the exam review.

The weekend session covers the balance of the material included in the Sail Canada Coastal Navigation standard. Subsequent evening sessions are scheduled to write the Coastal Navigation Examination and to review the results with students. Weekend sessions will focus on methods of position determination, how to shape a course that effectively deals with currents and navigation planning and pilotage. The second part includes a logbook as well as materials required for administering the Coastal Navigation exam and certifying students.

Cost: $225.00 plus HST


Marine Engine Maintenance

Weekend Course Schedule: Four sessions Saturday and Sunday 9:00am to 1:30pm February 6, 7, 13 & 14 

Roy's Marine Service a diesel mechanic active in this area, will explain basic maintenance and troubleshooting skills for marine diesel and gas engines and other boat systems. This course acquaints sailors with key features of the internal combustion diesel engine. You will become familiar with the engine operations, 12 volt electrical systems as well as some troubleshooting.

Topics include the history and principle of the diesel and gas engines, outboard motor maintenance, mechanical engine systems including shaft seals and shaft alignment, cooling and exhaust circuit and issues including winterizing, re-commissioning, fuel systems, electrical systems and controls as well as routine maintenance.

Roy outlines some of the skills that can save the day dealing with on-water emergencies, maintenance routines that can be completed by the owner and those that need professional advice to prevent issues.

Cost: $350.00 plus HST


VHF Marine Radio

Tuesday and Wednesday February 23 & 24 6:30pm to 9:30pm

This course is required by law to legally operate a VHF radio on pleasure or commercial vessels operating twenty five miles or less from shore. VHF / DSC is a vital piece of safety equipment allowing you to send and receive emergency messages. You can also initiate and receive safety messages broadcast by other boaters and the Coast Guard. You can use the VHF radio to contact other boaters, Yacht Clubs or marinas to reserve a slip for the night. This course is two three hour sessions and entails classroom along with a practical session simulating emergencies on the water using proper radio etiquette.

Cost: $132.00 plus HST


Marine Weather Seminar

Saturday February 27 10:00am to 2:00pm

Ron Bianchi a local Meteorologist presents this seminar in a very interesting and informative style.  

Cost: $45.00 plus HST