Diamond Waters Sailing has been formed to help adults and families discover nature’s wonders and their potential while experiencing the finest freshwater sailing in the world. The 30,000 islands of the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve (GBBR) make Parry Sound a spectacular cruising venue, attracting sailors from everywhere.
Diamond Waters Sailing is a Transport Canada registered Recreational Boating School with Sail Canada Certified instructors. No boating experience is required to safely and comfortably learn to cruise. All day sailing adventures are in light to moderate conditions. While underway, guests receive instruction to crew the vessel with a focus on safe boating and keelboat handling to Sail Canada training standards. Skills are developed in a progressive skill building program from beginner to competent crew and skipper. Guests must be physically able to move around a boat underway and handle lines with moderate strength.
Discover Sailing is a 4 hour day sail for boating beginners and sailors wanting to participate on a sail to Amazing Places. Cruise the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve (GBBR) around Parry Sound, following the Sail Canada Introduction to Boating Standard. Guests are required to crew and will be instructed on boating safety, docking, boat handling and anchoring.
Package available from $150 per person. For complete package details click here.
Discover Cruising is a 6-8 hour cruise including anchoring, swimming and light bbq requiring no previous boating experience. Enjoy an enchanting sunset cruise or a spectacular day cruise around Parry Island with an optional lunch stop at world famous Henry’s Fish Restaurant (cost not included). Cruise the GBBR in the waters around Parry Sound, following the Sail Canada Introduction to Boating Standard. Guests are required to crew and will be instructed on boating safety, docking, boat handling and anchoring.
Package available from $200 per person. For complete package details click here.
Start Keelboat Sailing
A two day sail adventure, following Sail Canada Start Keelboat Sailing Standard. Guests that have done Discover Sailing or Discover Cruising can join for the second day for half price to build on their knowledge and skill. Sailors completing this course will be able to competently contribute as crew on a keelboat in moderate conditions. Develop sailing and cruising skills with options to explore the islands, fish, swim, snorkel and enjoy gourmet (sailor style) meals onboard while anchoring in secluded, sheltered coves.
Package available from $400 per person. For complete package details click here.
Basic Cruising Standard
This is the main entry level course in the series of Sail Canada courses on sailing keelboats and on cruising. 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. Basic boating skills are developed under sail and power with a focus on operation of the vessel as both crew and skipper. Taught in a day sailing or live-aboard format. The day sailing format is about 30 hours over 4 days, most of which is devoted to practical sessions on water. Live-aboard format is offered over 4 days or 2 weekends. Food is included for live-board.
Package available from $800 per person. For complete package details click here.
Intermediate Cruising Standard
This live-aboard course follows the Basic Cruising standard in the Sail Canada keelboat and cruising training system. The vessel will be operated under sail and power while making daytime passages. The ability to act as skipper and crew in operation of a sailing vessel by day in unfamiliar waters will be developed, while building the skills and experience needed for live-aboard cruises and bareboat charter. The program will be taught in a minimum five days in a live-aboard format. Food is included. A challenge of the practical component of the standard may be accomplished through a 48-hour live-aboard skill evaluation.
Package available from $1200 per person. For complete package details click here.
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