2015 Grant MacEwan University - Shore Based Sailing Certificate Courses

Posted on October 20, 2012 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)



April 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2015 Four Wednesdays  7-9 pm Grant MacEwan University Center for Sports & Wellness

Prepare yourself to sail on a real cruising boat that is capable of going on the high seas.  Learn docking, sail handling, anchoring and basic coastal navigation; learn how to rig a boat tie knots and use safety practices in this entry level course.  It is a great introduction to sailing for those with no previous experience.

  International Certificate of Competency - ISPA Competent Crew Basic Sail - Upon completion of Ashore and Afloat Practical components, this certification allows the holder to aboard a sailing vessel in tidal waters as Competent Crew - In an emergency, be able to substitute as skipper - Sail a vessel under 30 ft. where no navigational hazards exist within 5 miles of safe harbour.  In daylight hours only and in light to moderate conditions.
You will learn the ashore theory portion of competent crew responsibilities as follows:

Basic Sailing, Points of Sail - tacking, gybing, running, reaching, beating; Basic keelboat cruising; Crewing responsibilities; General seamanship; Anchoring and docking; Emergency procedures; Fundamental basic knowledge essentials to liveaboard a cruising yacht

Prerequisites:  None.  This is an entry level course.


 International Certificate of Competency - ISPA Day Skipper Intermediate Sail  - Upon completion of Ashore & Afloat Practical components, this certification allows the holder to actas skipper of a live aboard sailing vessel.  To be responsible for the safety of his/her vessel and crew while day sailing in familiar waters - Within10 miles of safe harbor during daylight hours in moderate wind and seaconditions using basic navigational skills.

 Essential for Boat Chartering - ISPA Day Skipper Intermediate Sail ashore theory portion includes:

Intermediate sailing cruising knowledge; Anchoring and docking; International buoyage system; Basic navigation; Collision regulations; Passage preparation and planning; Marine weather; Tides and currents; and much more

Prerequisites:   Competent Crew Basic Sail


ISPA Competent Crew Sail  & ISPA Day Skipper Intermediate Sail combined ashore theory portion  helps students become better prepared for the next step in the certification process - afloat practical certificate portion which brings added confidence on the water in the sailboat environment. and prepares students to write and pass the Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) Exam

It is recommended that texts be purchased at time of registration and reviewed prior to class start date.

Coruse Fee: $180.00 plus Texts

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Yes, You Can Learn To Sail On The Prairies

Posted on July 6, 2012 at 1:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Dena Gallant Certified ISPA Coastal Skipper Sail - Sindbad School of Sailing Alumni On Lake Wabamun

& Crossing The Pacific West Coast's Strait of Georgia in Near Gale

Yes, You Can Learn to Sail on the Prairies
Landlocked Sailors Love Lake Wabamun

"Sindbad School of Sailing teaches cruising skills to those who plan to sail around the world as well as those who stay within the confines of a landlocked lake."
- RV West Magazine

"With all the sailing lessons available here at EYC, there really is nothing that stands in your way, if its something you're really keen on trying"

  - Dena Gallant

RV West Magazine - June 2012 Read Article


2012 CPS National Conference & AGM

Posted on January 28, 2012 at 11:55 PM Comments comments (0)


Canadian Power & Sail Squadrons
2012 National Conference & Annual General Meeting
Sponsored by the Edmonton Power & Sail Squadron, Western Canada Inland District

October 17 - 20, 2012

Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons (CPS) is one of the largest organizations in Canada focusing on "in-class only" education in recreational boating. Their courses add depth to the practical aspect of boating.  Teaching Boating, Weather, Maritime Radio, Seamanship Sail, Piloting, Marine Engine Maintenance, Radar, GPS, Navigation, Celestial Navigation and much more.  Instructors come from a wide variety of backgrounds and devote a great deal of time and knowledge to provide students with quality boating education.

Founded in 1938, CPS has a membership of roughly 40,000 Canada wide.  It is a not for profit organization CPS-ECP is a respected and influential advocate for boaters.

The Edmonton Power & Sail Squadron, Western Canada Inland District is hosted the national conference in Edmonton on October 17-20, 2012 at the Edmonton Marriott at River Cree Resort and Casino. This conference drew 300 members nation wide including guests from the United States and included a mini tradeshow.

The prerequisite for membership with the Canadian Power & Sail Squadons is successful completion of their 14 week in class only Boating Course which includes and introduction to navigation.  CPS Courses are a helpful addition to the boaters education process especially those who plan to skipper the world's seas and oceans. For more Information about courses offered visit   or

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Posted on July 26, 2011 at 9:55 PM Comments comments (1)

Merge Magazine did a feature article called Come Sail Away on Paul Kantor, Sindbad School of Sailing & The Edmonton Yacht Club.  Check it out on this link.