Winter Courses

Kingston Yacht Club is pleased to host a variety of courses and certifications at the club over the Winter!

Rules at Marks Webinar Series | November 21 - December 12, 2022
Small Commercial Vessel Operator and Crew Training | February 23 - February 28, 2023
Offshore Personal Survival Course | March 22 - March 23, 2023
*NEW* Canadian Power Squadron VHF Radio Course | April 24 - May 1, 2023
Check back for new courses as they are scheduled!

*Open to Non-Members*

This Maritime Radio course is to option a certificate to operate a marine VHF radio. The course will be conducted in-person at KYC on three evenings. Classes will take place on April 24 and April 25 and the exam will take place on May 1. *Please note that KYC members pay regular price, the discounted member price listed is for CPS members

Kingston Yacht Club
Partridge Room (2nd floor)

Course Dates
April 24, April 25, May 1: 6:45pm - 9:00pm

Course Fees
$160 for course with printed book (lower prices for e-book)

Register Now Through Canadian Power Squadron!

(Select "VHF Radio" and enter your postal code. Select the "Kingston" course)

*Open to Non-Members, Early Registration for KYC Members*

The Sail Canada Offshore Personal Survival Course is a World Sailing approved course that is suitable for experiences sailors who participate in distance and offshore races/passages. This course fulfills the certification requirements of Category 3 racing for races such as the Susan Hood, Lake Ontario 300, Race to Kingston, and LYRA Feeder Races.

Training takes place over two days and includes both classroom learning at KYC and practical sessions at a local pool. Topics include safety equipment, storm sails, weather forecasts, heavy weather, man overboard, emergency signals, communications, and inflating and using lifejackets and life rafts.

Kingston Yacht Club
Partridge Room (2nd floor)

Course Dates
March 22 - 23, 2023

Course Fees
$621.50 (includes tax)

Non-member registration link coming soon!
KYC members are granted early registration for this course. Email Rachel at for the early registration link!

*Open to Non-Members*

Mitch Miller, of Miller Marine Training, is a Transport Canada approved Marine Safety Instructor and can provide the necessary certifications for those operating a commercial vessel. This Spring, Marine Miller Training will run a complement of courses suitable for operators of commercial vessels who fit the following criteria:

  • Up to 5 gross tonnage engaged on a near coastal, class 2, or a sheltered waters voyage (other than tugs and fishing vessels).
  • For fishing vessels up to 15 gross tonnage or 12 meters overall length engaged on a near coastal, class 2 (including an inland voyage on Lake Superior or Lake Huron) or a sheltered waters voyage. 
  • For crew members of non-pleasure vessels of not more than 150 gross tonnage operating not more than 25 nautical miles from shore

Kingston Yacht Club
Partridge Room

Course Dates & Times
Small Vessel Operator Proficiency (SVOP): February 23 - 26, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Restricted Operator Certificate - Maritime (ROC-M): February 24 - 25, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Small Domestic Vessel - Basic Safety (SDV-BS): February 27, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Marine Basic First Aid (MBFA): February 28, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Course Fees
Small Vessel Operator Proficiency (SVOP): $745
Restricted Operator Certificate - Maritime (ROC-M): $271
Small Domestic Vessel - Basic Safety (SDV-BS): $271
Marine Basic First Aid (MBFA): $300

Register Now Through Marine Miller Training!


*KYC Members Only*

A brand new Rules at Marks Webinar Series taught by Dave Dellenbaugh - America's Cup sailor, Olympic coach, and the author of the Speed & Smarts racing newsletter - will be offered starting at the end of November, and we have a special offer for KYC Members! This webinar series is offered to KYC members at a special discounted price of $50 CAD when purchased through KYC, and includes 4 live webinar sessions, unlimited replays of the live sessions, and links to the webinar Q&As.

Participants will be able to watch and discuss the weekly webinars in the KYC Partridge Room together or remotely from your home!

Kingston Yacht Club
Partridge Room or join remotely!

Webinar Dates & Times
Thursdays from 8:00pm - 9:30pm November 21, November 28, December 5, December 12

Course Fees
$50 CAD when purchased through the KYC as a KYC Member

Register Now!