Lake Wabamun

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 Sailing On Lake Wabamun

Yes, You Can Learn To Sail in Alberta 

Every spring through fall, Sindbad School of Sailing provides plenty of opportunity to go sailing on Lake Wabamun, Alberta. 
On the Water Courses Start April - October
Land Based In Class and Correspondence Courses are available Year Round

Your sailing experience will be on Windswept, a 28 Ft San Juan Racing/Cruising Sloop, or your own cruising sailboat as the case may be with boat owners who prefer to be instructed on their own vessel.
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Sailing Excursions, Lessons, Courses and Instruction on Windswept

Family Sailing
Excursions

Sailing Excursions
For those who want a sailing experience on Lake Wabamun

Skipper
Excursions

Skipper Excursions
More on the water time and experience for qualified skippers

Introduction
to Sailing


Introduction to Sailing
You're new to sailing /cruising and want to discover what its all about.

ISPA
Sailing Programs


ISPA Competent Crew Basic Sail

International sailing certificate programs Preparation for bare boat chartering or your own crusing sailboat

Reduces Boat Insurance Premiums

Learn To Sail
Certificate Programs
PCOC, Competent Crew, Day Skipper
Coastal Navigation, Coastal Skipper , VHF Maritime Radio Certificate

 Learn To Race
For Certified Skippers

Learn To Race
Fine tune your sailing skills
and learn to race

Sail Safely and Confidently

At Sindbad School of Sailing many new sailors gain confidence,  vital coast guard approved boat handling skills and safe boating techniques that add to the enjoyment and safety of their families and friends who accompany them on their ventures on the water.  We have been very pleased with the competence and skills of the students who have taken our lessons.

On the water practical experience with the safety net of a certified instructor combined with shore based theory and knowledge is the easiest and safest way to learn to sail. 
 
Practical instruction helps to avoid the multitude of problems that can arise when people try to learn to sail on their own through trial and error, narrowly avoiding disasters, surviving by the skin of their teeth and putting themselves and others at risk.
 
Investing in a competitively priced course with a skilled instructor adds to the confidence and safety of all concerned and can also reduce boat insurance premiums. 
         Sindbad Students Learning Spinnaker Work
 
 ISPA Certificate Programs
Competent Crew Basic Sail and Day Skipper Intermediate Sail courses are taught throughout each season on Lake Wabamun.
 
The first level, Competent Crew Basic Sail  teaches fundamental basic knowledge essentials to live aboard a cruising yacht including proper crewing procedures and responsibilities related to to basic sailing, points of sail, basic keelboat cruising, general seamanship,  anchoring and docking, emergency procedures, terminology, parts of the boat and much more.
 
The second level, Day Skipper Intermediate Sail is where you earn a "day only" Skipper Certificate. where you learn intermediate sailing, cruising knowledge, international buoyage system, collision regulations, passage preparation and planning, marine weather, tides and currents, basic navigation knowledge and much more.

Once students complete the first two levels many continue on with our  Coastal Navigation and Advanced Coastal Skipper Sail courses on the West Coast, Vancouver Island with practical cruises required for certification.  The coastal skipper certification is the recognized minimum requirement to charter a boat on one's own, and most importantly is necessary for safe navigation by any skipper in coastal waters. For more information about our advanced courses please see our West Coast Page

Windswept - 28 Ft. San Juan Racing/Cruising Sloop

      Windswept Being Launched at Lake Wabamun.  Windswept Dressed And On Parade - Seba Beach Days

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