Author Archives: Rob

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LTCO Update: Practice exams now live for Basic and Intermediate Cruising

Category : Site Updates

LTCO subscribers working through the Ashore Knowledge modules for Basic or Intermediate Cruising now have access to an online practice exam.  The practice exam questions offer questions that are similar to, but different from, the official exam questions.  This provides you with an opportunity to test your knowledge before taking the official Sail Canada exam.  For details, visit:

Basic Cruising

Intermediate Cruising


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LCTO Update: Intermediate Coastal and Electronic Navigation course is now available

Category : Site Updates

LearnToCruiseOnline is pleased to announce the availability of our online Intermediate Coastal and Electronic Navigation course.  Graduates of this course will be awarded Sail Canada’s Intermediate Coastal Navigation standard.  In addition, the course also covers various electronic navigation topics that are beyond the current standard.  Intermediate Coastal and Electronic Navigation is priced at $150, which to our knowledge provides excellent value relative to alternatives, with the added benefit that you can learn from the comfort of your home, office, or boat!  Click here for more details.


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LTCO Update: Online VHF radio course is now available

Category : Site Updates

LearnToCruiseOnline is pleased to announce the availability of our online VHF radio course.  To legally operate a marine VHF radio in Canada, boaters are required to have a Restricted Operator Certificate (Maritime).  LCTO’s online course is priced at $75, which to our knowledge is the least expensive option available for boaters seeking their ROC(M), with the added benefit that you can learn from the comfort of your home, office, or boat!  Click here for more details.


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LCTO Update: Updated Basic Coastal Navigation Resources

Category : Site Updates

We are pleased to announce that Jamie Gordon, author of the Student Notes and Exercises for Basic Coastal Navigation has provided an updated version of the Notes, Exercises and Appendices.  If you are starting a course in 2018, you should use the new version of the documents.  The old versions are still available for download for continuity if you have already started a course using the older versions

The new version addresses updates to the Basic Coastal Navigation standard that became effective in 2017.

The Session pages have been updated with references to both the older and newer versions of the notes.


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LTCO Update: Intermediate Cruising Ashore Knowledge

Category : Site Updates

LTCO’s  Intermediate Cruising Ashore Knowledge Module is now available!  If you are thinking about taking an Intermediate course in future, this will help you prepare for the course and for the official Sail Canada Intermediate Cruising Ashore Knowledge exam.  With this work behind you, you’ll get a lot more out of your afloat experience!


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LCTO Update: Caribbean Courses

Category : Sailing News

NEW! Sail Canada Courses in St. Vincent and the Grenadines!

Wavelength Sailing School has partnered with Barefoot Offshore Sailing School  to provide Cruise and Learn Courses meeting Sail Canada Standards in St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG).  

More details are available at http://learntocruise.ca/boss1

Note from Rob:  I’ve bareboated in St. Vincent twice, once in the 90s and again last year.  It’s a wonderful place to sail and I’m excited to be on the instructor team with BOSS!  The image above is the spectacular remote reef, Tobago Keys.  When you’re anchored in that location, there’s nothing but the reef between you and Africa!


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LTCO Update: Basic Nav Practice Exam

Category : Site Updates

Practice Exam for Basic Coastal Navigation

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve recently introduced an online practice exam for Basic Coastal Navigation.  This will enable you to prepare for the official exam by simulating the exam experience with questions that are similar to those on the actual exam.  We’ll be introducing practice exams for other modules shortly.


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