Adult Sailing Program


The BHYC offers a keelboat program through the National One Design Sailing Academy.  Offering new and experienced sailors two different entry points both leading to Sail Canada Keelboat (Learn To Cruise) certification:

Start Keelboat Sailing – is an 18-hour program that teaches sailors how to crew aboard a keelboat. Learn about boat parts and terminology, weather, required safety equipment, how a boat works with the wind to sail and Crew Overboard recovery. You will learn to handle the sails (crew) and how to drive (helm) the boat.


Basic Cruising – is the 28-hour program that teaches you everything in the Start Keelboat Sailing program but also how to take care, command and control (skipper) of that keelboat. Which involves topics like basic navigation, rules of the road, anchoring and dealing with marine emergencies.