Sail & Power Boat Training in CANADA

Royal Yachting Association (RYA) courses in Kingston, Ontario
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Learn to sail on the best cruising grounds in the Great Lakes

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Whether you need an International Certificate of Competence (ICC), local Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) or want internationally recognised Royal Yachting Association (RYA) training, then Topmast is where you need to be.  Sail with us on the shores of Kingston, Ontario, top-class training from the friendliest sailing school in North America.

We are lucky enough to be teaching people to sail on some of the best sailing grounds in the world.  The Thousand Islands are our backyard and provide a wealth of picturesque passages and anchorages.  A two hour drive from Toronto and Montreal, it’s great to be located in one of Canada’s most historic cities and home of Queen’s University as well as the Royal Military College.

At Topmast we offer fun sailing courses to fit the beginner, the sailor who wants to be certified so they can charter overseas and preparation for those advanced sailors seeking to become Yachtmasters.

Our sail training program was developed by the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) in the UK and is recognised as a global leader in the sport of sailing.   The Principal, Fintan Hartnett, is a commercially certified Captain and RYA Yachtmaster Instructor with over fifteen years of professional experience in the yachting industry.  He and his team of passionate sailing professionals are keen to pass on their knowledge and skills. All Topmast instructors are qualified by the RYA for our classes.

Start Yachting
"Experience steering a yacht, sail handling, ropework and learn safety on board."
  • 2 Days
  • 5 student limit per course
  • Kingston, Ontario
  • Beginners Welcome
Day Skipper
"For aspiring skippers with yachting experience and basic navigation and sailing skills."
  • 5 Days & 4 Nights
  • 4 student limit per course
  • Thousand Islands
  • ICC Eligible
"Advanced training for the Yachtmaster exam. Become a professional skipper."
  • 7 Days
  • 3 student limit per course
  • Kingston, Ontario
  • RYA Exam Fees Seperate
"Learn the skills needed to drive a powerboat safely. Superyacht crew must-have."
  • 2 Days
  • 3 student limit per course
  • Kingston, Ontario
  • ICC Eligible

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Topmast offers the following RYA courses:

RYA courses offer a strong foundation for anyone seeking to work in the yachting industry.  For everyone from crew on superyachts to skippers on charter vessels there is a globally recognised career path through the RYA training scheme.  Contact us today for further details on how you can become yachting professional.

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