CONCERNING LIABILITY AND LEGAL MATTERS
There is a liability waiver that each participant will be required to sign before we depart the dock.
It is the RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PARTICIPANT TO BE FIT FOR SAILING. Participants who have ANY reason to know or have any DOUBT as to their ability to participate safety without harm to their health SHOULD consult a medical doctor and obtain a medical certificate of fitness BEFORE participating.
BOAT RIGGING/TROUBLE SHOOTING
OUR COVID-19 PROTECTION PLAN
To ensure your safety and separation protocols onboard group size for any of our onboard programs will be limited to 3 participants and the captain - Soap and/or hand sanitizer and paper towel will be provided both in the galley and in the head - Crew and Captain are expected to wash their hands in the galley when going below deck - There will only be 1 student or instructor below deck at a time - When using the head, disinfectant wipes will be provided for a post use wipe down.
HOW TO BOOK AN EXCURSION
If we have time to work out the details send me an email to PaulMoorey@gmail.com
If you're looking to sail in the next few hours or days send me a text on my cell at 807.466.8153.
I'm on the water alot. Phone calls and messages are challenging for me but I will do my best for a timely response.
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING
Sail Kenora will provide ice, bottled water and ensure either the icebox and/or cooler is stocked with ice and space for your own food and beverages.
Concerning personal gear, your own favorite PFD or Life Jacket (mandatory when onboard) or use one of ours. Your gear bag should include a sweater, wind breaker or rain jacket, hat, sunscreen and soft sole footwear that wont scuff the vessel.
HOW TO FIND THE BOAT
All on the water activities will be aboard our the C&C 29’ MkII sailboat “Swordfish” located at Two Bears Marina in the hamlet of Keewatin (west Kenora). Swordfish is berthed on the end of the middle docks across the bay from the actual marina. Trimmed with black sail covers, she's easy to find. From Two Bears Marina head north across the single lane bridge and immediately turn right down the service road before crossing the railway tracks. You will find the Sail Kenora parking sign to the left of the dock. That parking spot is for you.
CUSTOM SAIL TRAINING
Aboard our vessel or yours.
NOTE: Client vessels must be Transport Canada compliant before departing the dock
INTRODUCTION TO SAILING
Day sail through the islands and bays of Lake of the Woods. Participate at your own comfort level to see what this amazing sport is all about. Sailing opportunities run July through mid September. Follow us on Facebook to see special offers and discounts.
FLAT RATE - 3 Crew Maximum
$600 Full Day (8 hrs.)
departs at 10am
$400 Half Day (4 hrs.)
departs at 12pm
PLEASURE CRAFT OPERATORS COURSE
(Transport Canada - boaters card course)
1 day - 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
COST: $120** per participant
**travel expenses for locations outside the city of Kenora will apply (minimum 10 students)
OVERNIGHT GET AWAY SAIL FOR 2
Sail Kenora has partnered with Ash Rapids Lodge to bring you and your significant other a day of sailing combined with an overnight stay in your own cabin. This package also includes dinner, breakfast and a morning powerboat ride back to your vehicle at Two Bears Marina.
COST: $1,250.00 for 2 people.
*Lodge incidentals and adult beverages are not included in this price.
5 DAY BASIC CRUISING COURSE
This 5 day sailing course runs from Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm each week during the month of June and is conducted entirely aboard "Swordfish" our fully restored 1984 C&C 29' MkII.
This entry level course is the first in a series of Sail Canada courses on sailing and cruising large keelboats. It develops the student’s ability to take command of and operate (with assistance of competent crew) an auxiliary powered sailing vessel, by day, in light to moderate conditions. Though entry level, this course is both physically and mentally challenging and will require concentration, upper body strength, balance and the ability to move around on an uneven surface.
Each participant will receive by mail both a Sail Canada Basic Cruising Skills Textbook and a Sail Canada Logbook to prove your course progress through the Sail Canada Programs enabling you to charter sailboats abroad. It is expected that the students will review the Basic Cruising Skills Textbook and complete the self-help questions after each chapter PRIOR to arriving at the course. The Wednesday morning sailing exam is based on the self-help questions.NOTE: If a day is lost due to heavy rain or sustained winds >20 knots, the course will continue into the weekend until the objectives are completed.
$750 Per Participant
Maximum 3 participants
$150 non-refundable e-Transfer
Includes Sail Canada Textbook and Course Logbook
Sailors are required to possess a valid Transport Canada Pleasure Craft Operators Certificate (boaters card) to take this training. An additional $20 will be charged to participants required to take this exam in conjunction with the sailing exam.
What Does the Week Look Like?
Monday to Tuesday
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (1 hour lunch ashore)
Review and discuss all ashore sections of the Basic Cruising Textbook and practice knots.
Wednesday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
(lunch ashore, 1 hour)
Write Basic Cruising Exam and Boaters Card Exam if required.
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
On the water. Getting to know the boat under engine power, anchoring and docking, making fast the vessel to the dock, knots.
Thursday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
(on the water, bag lunch)
Casting Off, Heading Up/Bearing Away, Reading the Masthead Fly, Raising/Unfurling the Foresail, Winching Techniques, Jib Only Tacking/Gybing, Jib Reefing, 5 Points of Sail, Raising the Mainsail, Main Only Tacking/Gybing, Main Sail Reefing, Sailing by the Lee, Main & Jib Tacking/Gybing, 5 Points of Sail, In/Out of Irons, Slowing & Stopping Under Sail, Strong Winds – Fisherman’s Reef, Heaving To, Crew Over Board, Furl the Foresail & Lower the Mainsail, Making Fast & Snugging Down.
Friday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
(on the water, bag lunch)
Review previous days weaknesses, practice crew overboard skills, do distance cruise down Lake of the Woods, traverse the fast water of Keewatin Channel and/or Devil’s Gap, Make Fast and Snug Down the Vessel to the Dock, Sign Off Logbooks.