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Royal Yachting Associaton (RYA) Training Centre offering Sail & Powerboat courses in Kingston, Ontario.

Canadian Coast Guard

The Canadian Coast Guard can be raised by voice on VHF channel 16 or by depressing the DSC emergency call button and waiting for a reply from a coast guard station (make sure the VHF is GPS enabled).  Alternatively they can be reached by phone at: 1-800-267-7270 or 613-965-3870.  For more information click the logo.

U.S. Coast Guard

The U.S. Coast Guard can be raised by voice on VHF channel 16 or by depressing the DSC emergency call button and waiting for a reply from a coast guard station (make sure the VHF is GPS enabled).  Alternatively they can be reached by phone at: (216) 902-6117.  For more information click the logo.

Topmast is a big fan of Navionics. Navionics is a super-useful navigation tool. It can be downloaded for use on a phone or tablet through your app store and we highly recommend getting it before your Topmast course begins. There is a 2-week free trial, so give it a go!

Canadian Hydrographic Service

The Canadian Hydrographic Service provides important information for navigation in Canadian waters.  Lake level information for Kingston: 613-544-9264.  Digital copies of Chart 1 and other publications can also be found on the  CHS website For more information click the logo.

Barefoot Yacht Charters is located in St Vincent & The Grenadines.  Either bareboat or take a skipper and discover the islands.  Visit the Tobago Cays, snorkle with turtles and enjoy a lobster dinner on the beach.

Mechanical Kingston Area:

  • Astro Alternator & Starter Rebuilder: 613-384-7470
  • Ontario Hose: 613-549-7316 (exhaust hose, gas lines, etc)
  • Roger (Volvo Mechanic) 613-484-6002 (very busy)

Marinas & Yacht Clubs: Kingston Area

 

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