Basic Cruising includes 

  •      32 hours of on-water instruction
  •      Small class sizes 
  •      Boat Handling under sail & power
  •      Basic Navigation 
  •      Anchoring & docking 
  •      Reefing, knots & rules of the road
  •      Crew-overboard recovery 
  •      Safety equipment & procedures
  •      Electronics

Cost $750 including study guide   and your Sail Canada certification


About Funsail 

Dave Hill  has been sailing for over 40 years on boats from 8 to 80 feet. He has been a cruising instructor for the past 10 years. Dave would love  to share his  passion for sailing with you.



programs offered


Intermediate Cruising Standard

This is a great course if you have already have your "Basic Cruising Standard". The program places emphasis on practical training in a liveaboard format in an intensive weekend in lake Ontario or can be taught in the Caribbean.


Other training courses 

VHF Restricted Radio Operators Certificate

Docking Practice

Private Instruction 

Introduction to racing 

About your Instructor

FunSail Sailing was created to allow adults to learn to sail in a fun relaxed environment. What  makes us different is we spend more time with you on the water not in a classroom. We are located on the Bronte Outer Harbor Marina in Oakville, Ontario. 

 Basic Keelboat Cruising 

If you have ever dreamed of sailing the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean, keelboat sailing is the first step to get you there. We can teach you to sail even if you have never stepped aboard a sailboat. Upon completion  of this course you will be able to sail safely and efficiently in moderate winds and sea conditions. Successful students will be awarded the Sail Canada "Basic Cruising Standard".