Around Vancouver Island: $3895 14 day circumnavigation (Prerequisites apply)
Swiftsure International Race:$1495 Monohull
Vic-Maui 2016 Race: $7995-00
Rates subject to 12% Taxes + 4% insurance.
Around Vancouver Island: 13 nights live aboard accommodation, instruction & course material, towels, pillows, sleeping bags, and 13 hearty breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
Swiftsure: Accommodation, instruction, and all meals during the race.
Around Vancouver Island Yachtmaster Offshore 14 day circumnavigation of Vancouver Island
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Join us for an exciting Yachtmaster Offshore Cruise & Learn around Vancouver Island. The first part of this voyage will take you from Sidney to the northern tip of Vancouver Island via the Inside Passage through a maze of islands with tidal currents running up to 15 knots. On this leg, occasional stops will be made in remote anchorages. After the Inside Passage, students will get a taste of some serious open ocean sailing with occasional landfalls as we make our way back to Sidney via the West Coast of Vancouver Island.
Total mileage on the circumnavigation varies between 500 and 700 nautical miles depending on weather and final route. Weather can range from fog, light winds, steady westerlies of 20-30 knots and storm force south easterlies. This is a serious test of navigational skills, seamanship and your stomach. It will also serve as an excellent catalyst for those contemplating offshore cruising.
The crew will consist of a maximum of six students plus an experienced Offshore Instructor. A watch system will be maintained at all times while at sea. Emphasis will be placed on developing the skills of a serious cruising sailor with constant attention to safety.
The skills covered will include:
• Advanced day and night navigation
• Heavy weather sailing
• Maintenance and repair procedures
• Trip planning and provisioning
• Successful cooking at sea
Prerequisites: Coastal Skipper/Advanced certification or equivalent, Coastal Navigation, VHF and First Aid
Course Level: Completion of the course will lead to ISPA Yachtmaster Offshore cruising certification. Course material and food is supplied. Spinnaker Endorsement not available. Cruising Spinnaker only.
What to bring: Foul Weather Gear, Strobe Light, Safety Harness, Flashlight, Knife, Thermos
Dates: February 26 - March 3, 2014 (dates to be confirmed)
Arrive prior to this regatta for tactics training before race of the Heineken Regatta.
Team size: 43 Beneteau Oceanis
Cost : Call us for details
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