SC Intermediate Cruising Ashore Knowledge

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Welcome to Learn to Cruise Online’s Ashore Knowledge Module for Sail Canada Intermediate Cruising

The material covered in this module is designed to help you get the most out of your Sail Canada (SC) Intermediate Cruising course.  It also covers all of the knowledge requirements of SC’s Intermediate Cruising exam.  Working through the online sessions in this module, combined with your course text and student notes will prepare you to write and pass the Ashore Knowledge exam that is part of the SC Intermediate Cruising Standard.

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The SC Intermediate Cruising Ashore Knowledge Module is organized as follows.

Session 1: Preparing for a Cruise

  • Topic 1.1: Course introduction
  • Topic 1.2: Personal clothing and gear
  • Topic 1.3: Menu planning and provisioning
  • Topic 1.4: Fuel and water capacity
  • Topic 1.5: First aid and seasickness
  • Topic 1.6: Spare parts and tools

Session 2: Navigation and Weather

  • Topic 2.1: Basic coastal navigation
  • Topic 2.2: Navigation basics for Intermediate Cruising
  • Topic 2.3: Route planning and filing a sail plan
  • Topic 2.4: Crossing borders
  • Topic 2.5: Weather basics for Intermediate Cruising
  • Topic 2.6: Getting and interpreting a weather forecast

Session 3: Boat Systems and related Operations and Safety

  • Topic 3.1: Engine / propulsion
  • Topic 3.2: Electrical: Batteries / 12v DC systems / AC systems
  • Topic 3.3: Galley: Cooking and Refrigeration
  • Topic 3.4: Heating
  • Topic 3.5: Plumbing: water distribution
  • Topic 3.6: Plumbing: head and waste handling
  • Topic 3.7: Windlass and anchor handling
  • Topic 3.8: Sail handling
  • Topic 3.9: Rope
  • Topic 3.10: Sail trim
  • Topic 3.11: Apparent wind

Session 4: Seamanship, etiquette, and legal matters

  • Topic 4.1: Emergencies
  • Topic 4.2: Crew recovery
  • Topic 4.3: Anchor recovery
  • Topic 4.4: Dinghies and dinghy handling
  • Topic 4.5: Rafting at anchor
  • Topic 4.6: Swimming off the boat
  • Topic 4.7: Docking
  • Topic 4.8 Courtesies, customs, and legal obligations

Session 5: LTCO Intermediate Cruising Practice Exam NEW
Session 6: Sail Canada Intermediate Ashore Knowledge Exam

How to Subscribe

LearnToCruiseOnline’s Intermediate Ashore Knowledge module is designed to be completed ahead of your afloat course. The subscription fee for the online module is $100. However, if you register for a Wavelength Sailing Intermediate Cruising afloat course in the same calendar year, the cost of the online module will be refunded.

Your subscription covers:

  • Access to the online ashore knowledge sessions
  • Email and Skype access to LearnToCruiseOnline instructors to deal with any questions you may have
  • Access to LTCO’s online Intermediate Cruising practice exam.  This simulates the experience of writing the official Sail Canada exam and will help you gauge your readiness to write the official exam.
  • Access to orientation material for your Intermediate Cruising Afloat course
  • Ongoing access to the Intermediate Cruising Ashore Knowledge content if you wish to review or keep updated in future.

Click on the image below to subscribe using Paypal in association with LTCO’s partner, Wavelength Sailing School. You can pay using your credit card or a paypal account if you have one:

Note: BOSS students taking a Sail Canada Intermediate Cruise and Learn course in SVG will be provided with access to the online modules with costs covered through the course fee and related membership, exam, and administrative fees.  Contact us for access once you have remitted your deposit.

Intermediate Cruising Ashore Knowledge Exam

Currently, Sail Canada policy does not enable us to conduct the official exam online.  It must be supervised by a Sail Canada instructor in person or by a suitable proctor.

• If you complete the LTCO Intermediate Cruising Ashore Module and wish to write the official Sail Canada Intermediate Cruising Ashore Knowledge exam during a subsequent Wavelength or BOSS afloat course, the exam is free and no fee will be applicable.

• If you wish to write the Sail Canada Intermediate Cruising Ashore Knowledge exam outside of an afloat course, there will be an exam fee of $50 to cover the cost of arranging for an in-person or proctored exam, marking the exam, and related administrative costs.

Click on the image below to pay the Intermediate exam fee using Paypal in association with LTCO’s partner, Wavelength Sailing School.  You can pay using your credit card or a paypal account if you have one.  After doing so, contact us to arrange the timing and logistics for your exam.


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