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Old 15-08-2014, 15:07   #1
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Hello from Toronto, Canada

Hello everyone. I posted on this site about two years ago however due to my absence I decided to re-introduce myself again. I'm a 40 year old male that has never ever sailed. I live in a condo downtown Toronto, directly beside the CN Tower for those folks that have been here. I have a beautiful view of Lake Ontario and can see sailboats all day long.

I've been reading quite a lot on this site about everyone's experiences (especially the liveaboards forum) and decided to take the plunge in the near future. I'm looking at a few of the sailing schools however if there's anyone in the area that knows the best way to get into sailing, please let me know.

Thanks everyone.


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Old 15-08-2014, 15:38   #2
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Hello everyone. I posted on this site about two years ago however due to my absence I decided to re-introduce myself again. I'm a 40 year old male that has never ever sailed. I live in a condo downtown Toronto, directly beside the CN Tower for those folks that have been here. I have a beautiful view of Lake Ontario and can see sailboats all day long.

I've been reading quite a lot on this site about everyone's experiences (especially the liveaboards forum) and decided to take the plunge in the near future. I'm looking at a few of the sailing schools however if there's anyone in the area that knows the best way to get into sailing, please let me know.

Thanks everyone.


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A good start would be Humber College Sailing School. They're in Mimico and Ashbridges Bay. ABYC would be your best bet. With the tuition you get to be an associate member.
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Old 15-08-2014, 16:12   #3
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, pukie.
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Old 15-08-2014, 17:11   #4
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Thank you Gord and Vasco.

I have been looking into ABYC. Looks to be a good program offered there.


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To avoid the freezing weather soon to come your way, there are sailing schools available in the Caribbean. Some where you live aboard and learn to sail.
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To avoid the freezing weather soon to come your way, there are sailing schools available in the Caribbean. Some where you live aboard and learn to sail.

Freezing weather? I have no idea what you're talking about.


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Freezing weather is coming ARRGH!! get the agitators out .

Go south !

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Welcome pukie. Humber is a good school (so I'm told), but there are lots of live-a-board courses on offer through CYA teachers in Canada and ASA in the US. My wife did a couple of courses in the Caribbean during winter months.

BTW, I'm currently anchored in the Toronto Islands. I can likely see your condo.


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