2019 Adult: Learn to Sail (Centreboard)


CYC Instructors are trained and certified by the Sail Canada (formerly Canadian Yachting Association). Instructors teach using the Sail Canada curricula which is the standard across Canada. It includes a progression of skills and knowledge both ashore and afloat. The Sail Canada ratio of students to instructors is maintained.

Participants will:

  • Gain a basic knowledge of boat and sailing terminology
  • Learn to tie nautical knots
  • Act as helm while getting underway from, and returning to, a dock, mooring or beach
  • Act as helm while beating (upwind), reaching (across the wind), running (downwind)
  • Learn to tack, gybe, bearing off and heading up using proper sailing commands
  • Stop a boat at a predetermined point by luffing up (as in approaching a mooring)


  • Government approved and fitting life jacket (PFD)
  • Change of clothes
  • Sunscreen and a hat
  • Sunglasses (with strap to prevent loss)
  • Drinking water in a non-breakable container
  • Clearly label everything and leave valuables at home

Learning Boats - Centreboard — CL14 Class Sailboat or Topper Topaz 

Maximum Class Size — 6 (2 per boat) $350.00 pp + HST

Minimum Class Size — 4

During the course, participants will be offered a complementary Associate Membership to the Cobourg Yacht Club. Upon completion of the course, participants are encouraged to build on their sailing skills as part of the centreboard or keelboat racing fleets.

Adult learn to sail centreboard classes are held on Monday and Wednesday evenings in July from 6 to 9pm. The first course starts Monday, July 8 and continues to Wednesday July 24.  There are only six spaces in each course so register early. 


If you are looking for learning on larger boats, check out our Learn to Sail Keelboat courses.

This information is the private property of Cobourg Yacht Club and its members. No use is granted except for the personal use of the members.
"Cobourg Yacht Club" is a non-profit organization.
100 Hibernia St, Cobourg, ON K9A 3J8, Canada mailing address: P.O. Box 561 Cobourg, Ontario K9A 4L3

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