Ghost Lake Sailing Academy 2016 Schedule
for Sail Canada Cruising Courses
"Twenty years from now, you
will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do
than by the ones you did do. So throw off the
bowlines, Sail away from the safe harbor, Catch the tradewinds in your sails.
CUSTOM COURSES AND CLINICS
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For Any Of Our Classes
This "on the water driver's license" is now mandatory in Canada. A one day clinic followed by the CYA Spark Start Exam will provide the certification necessary to operate a power boat of 10 hp or greater in Canadian waters.
Full course cost
including certification is $65.00
Register early to
receive course materials for pre-study.
Materials consist of extensive text and interactive CD
with radio simulator. Total cost including
lifetime certificate with DSC endorsement is $150.00,
Offered at the Ghost Lake Provincial Park, 20 minutes west of Calgary on the 1A highway. No prerequisites except a willingness to learn and have fun. Total cost of $950.00 includes CYA International Cruising Logbook, text and various materials. A $300.00 non-refundable registration deposit is required to hold the dates you desire as class size is limited. Shortly after receipt of the deposit, your logbook, text etc. will be delivered to you.
First you decide on a classroom session where we learn the theory portion of the course. Second, pick an on the water session for 3 full days of hands on instruction. By the end you will be comfortable as skipper on a small keelboat, by day in moderate wind and sea conditions.
CLASSROOM SESSIONS, 2016:
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Class runs two consecutive weekends. You will learn the principals and practices required for prudent coastal navigation and piloting. The basic questions of "Where am I?" and "How do I get there as quickly as possible?" - or - "How not to go bump in the fog" will be dealt with. Total cost of $450.00 includes all texts, navigation instruments and chart. Register by early as it takes a while to get all the materials together.
Class - TBA September
We have just bought the offshore racer, Pacific Karma, a C&C 41 which has two private double cabins and 3 single berths. This wind powered rocket ship has a spacious cockpit and large galley to assure a pleasurable cruise. The course consists of a five day cruise through the Gulf Islands where you will apply the skills you have acquired in the Basic Cruising and Coastal Navigation courses in a real cruising situation with tides, currents and weather. The vessel is fully equipped with full instrumentation, radar, chartplotter, Espar forced air heat, dodger and bimini. Hot and cold pressure water, shower etc. Arrangements will be made with any interested party at any time which does not conflict with booked courses. In the interest of maximum comfort and learning experience there is a maximum 4 students per course unless prior arrangements are made, minimum 2. Full cost including full provisions is $1500.00 per person. Compare for value.
CL 1- May 9-13, 2016
CL 2 – June 6-10, 2016
CL 3 – June 13-17, 2016
CL 4 – June 20-24, 2016
CL 5 – June 27-July1, 2016
CL 6 – July 4-8, 2016
CL 7 – July 11-15, 2016
CL 8 – September 5-9, 2016
Couples wishing to do their Intermediate together in the summer are invited to contact us for details of July and August trips in Desolation Sound, Gulf Islands and the Discovery Islands. Maximum 2 students per week.
Just about any date you require is available year round as I have 2 other similar yachts and instructors on standby if I can't do it.
We now have a vessel suitable for teaching at the Advanced Cruising Level. Pacific Karma is a fully equipped C&C 41 offshore racer, impeccably maintained cruising yacht with everything aboard for advanced cruising and navigation in any weather. Call or email with your requirements.
Next course – Have two students keen for 2016, two more and it is a go! Late April to early May sometime or mid September. Firm dates to be set by participants. 7-10 days to explore just about anywhere we can get to and back.
Care for a fun filled Cruise in the Caribbean? Planning a downwind, one way cruise from St. Vincent to Grenada via the Grenadines in 2017. Cure the mid winter blues. Contact us for details.
If you do not feel comfortable taking command or just want the comfort of a skipper along, skippered charters are available on request for a maximum party of 4 (plus skipper and cook), anywhere on the west coast. You choose the destinations. Three to ten day charters available at the location of your choice, call for details.
Ghost Lake Sailing Academy Inc
PO Box 8017
315 - 1 Street West