The leadership & seamanship skills development program is designed to offer participants an opportunity to develop their leadership and management skills in preparation for the following sailing season. We aim to equip participants with the theoretical and practical knowledge they will need to be successful on board.
The program consists of a combination of shop work - where participants learn some basic seamanship skills and prepare their ship for the next season, lectures – which provide participants with the theory needed - and off-site educational and team building activities – which provide an opportunity . We aim to nurture a sense of pride in their work and their ship that we hope stays with them in their future endeavors.
Participants are asked to complete 100 hours of program time between December 3rd and June 25th. This commitment needs to be balanced with school commitments and participants are encouraged to maintain good grades – all first year participants should be attending full time studies.
Times: The winter program operates on the dates below – times (unless otherwise stated) are:
The cost of the winter program is $100 – this fee goes to supplying materials for the winter program (If required the cost can be deferred or waived, contact the office 613-544-5175). Payment is not required before the program starts.
We will try to find suitable accommodation for out-of-towners with other crew members or members of the board.