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Fall 2023 Seminars

Dive into autumn learning with the Rigging Shoppe's line-up of essential boating seminars! Navigate like a pro in our Basic Navigation class or decode the skies with our Weather seminar. Boost your nautical know-how with Intermediate Cruising Theory or get radio-savvy with our Radio Operators Course. It's your fast track to becoming a seasoned mariner this fall!



Sail Canada Basic Navigation

  • November 28, December 1, 5, 8, 12, 19 
  • Time: 1400-1700
  • Total Hours: 5 days of 3 hours
  • Registration fee per student: $495 + taxes
  • Location: Zoom
  • This Sail Canada course will provide you with all the essentials to navigate to your next adventure.  Upon successful completion of the final exam you will receive a Sail Canada certification.  This certification is a pre requisite for Intermediate Cruising.  Enjoy your learning with hands on activities with a paper chart, plotting protractor and dividers. (Included with your registration).

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Sailboat Cruising

Intermediate Cruising Theory

  • Date: November 29; December 6, 13, 20; January 3, 10
  • Time: 1400-1700
  • Total Hours: 18
  • Registration Fee Per Person: $360.00
  • Location: Zoom
  • Welcome to the Sail Canada theory portion of the Intermediate Cruising course for boaters. This course will help you figure out the systems on your boat before your next trip. It is also a great primer if you ever choose to take the Intermediate Cruising Course.

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Radio Operators Course 

  • Date: December 2
  • Time: 0900-1700
  • Registration Fee Per Person: $225
  • Location: The Rigging Shoppe
  • This in-store radio course covers the functionality of a typical VHF DSC marine radio, along with all of the skills you will need to send and receive calls.  Upon successful completion of the written exam and oral exam, students will receive a VHF(M)ROC certification.

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  • Date: December 9 & 10
  • Time: 0900-1200
  • Registration Fee: $160.00
  • Location: Zoom

Going boating? Looked at the weather forecast? For anyone who has been caught out unexpectedly in bad weather or ever looked at a forecast and wondered what it really meant...this course is for you. 

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