Course dates

Cost per person:

HIGH SEASON: $1,495

SHOULDER SEASON: $1,395

Rates subject to 12% GST/PST + 4% cruise n' learn insurance.

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Price includes:

5 nights live aboard accommodation, instruction & course material, towels, pillows, sleeping bags, foul weather gear and 5 hearty breakfasts, lunches, and 4 dinners.

We are your Canadian Leapard dealer.

Evolving from 40 years of customer feedback, we pooled our expertise with builders Robertson and Caine to design the Leopard line of blue water cruising catamarans. As the Canadian dealer for Leopard Catamarans, we're proud to say that over 1200 Leopard cats have now sailed more than 11 million miles and the world’s largest oceans.

Yacht Charters Vancouver Island

Course Dates

Improve your skills - see our endorsements

Choose from ASA, ISPA or Sail Canada

Based in the scenic cruising grounds of the Gulf Islands, this 5 day, comprehensive course covers boat handling and safe seamanship practices as well as introducing the basics of coastal navigation. After departing our base at Port Sidney you'll spend five days on board a 34 - 40 ft sailboat, cruising and learning through some of the most spectacular waters in the world. You'll spend each night either at anchor under the stars or secured at a cozy marina.

ASA Program

Basic Keelboat & Basic Coastal Cruising

ISPA Program

Competent Crew & Day Skipper

Sail Canada Program

Basic Crew & Basic Cruising

Courses usually preboard at 1600 hr on Sunday and return at 1600hr on the Friday, March through October. High season July & August.


If these dates do not suit your calendar, call us and check if we can accomodate your preferred dates and group size.

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Coastal Navigation
Month
ISPA level 1 & 2

ASA 101 & 3

ISPA level 3 & 4

ASA 104 & 5

February    
 
PRIVATE
PRIVATE
March    
Mono
19th to 24th
19th to 24th
Catamaran 
25th to 31st
25th to 31st
April    
Mono
2nd to 7th
2nd to 7th
Catamaran 
8th to 14th
8th to 14th
Mono
16th to 21st
16th to 21st
Catamaran 
22nd to 28th
22nd to 28th
Mono
30th to May 5th
30th to May 5th
Catamaran 
30th to May 6th
30th to May 6th
May    
Catamaran
8th to 14th
8th to 14th
Mono
14th to 19th
14th to 19th
June    
Mono
11th to 16th
11th to 16th
Mono
25th to 30th
25th to 30th
July    
Mono
2nd to 7th
2nd to 7th
Mono
16th to 21st
16th to 21st
Mono
30th to Aug 4th
30th to Aug 4th
August    
 
PRIVATE
PRIVATE
September    
Mono
2nd to 7th
2nd to 7th
Mono
16th to 21st
16th to 21st
Catamaran
22nd to 28th
22nd to 28th
Mono
30th to Oct 5th
30th to Oct 5th
Catamaran
30th to Oct 6th
30th to Oct 6th
October    
Catamaran
13th to 19th
13th to 19th
Mono
14th to 19th
14th 19th
Sail Level 3
ASA 105
All year round
 
Docking skills
Day before charter
 
Maritime Radio (VHF) $90 + Shipping $90 + Shipping

Please call us on 250-656-7070 for further details!

Level 1 - Introduction to Sailing
Winery Competent Crew - $975 p.p.

For those students looking for a holiday of a slightly more relaxed nature a Competent Crew standard has been developed to provide a sufficient level of knowledge to assist in the safe operation of a vessel. This 3 day Competent Crew course combines the Pacific Northwest's superb cruising grounds with its award winning coastal wine industry! Join certified sailing instructors and sommeliers for a course ripe with learning and adventure!

  • Competent Crew Certified to live aboard a sailing vessel in tidal waters as Competent Crew. In an emergency, be able to substitute as skipper. Competent to sail a vessel under 30 ft, where no navigational hazards exist, within 5 miles of safe harbor, during daylight hours only, in light to moderate wind conditions

This course includes 3 night live aboard accommadation, instruction & course material, linens, towels, sleeping bags, foul weather gear, 3 yummy breakfasts and 2 festive dinners

2017 Dates to be Confirmed!

Groups of 4 or more can pick their dates, call us and we'll schedule a winery cruise and learn for you!

Please call us on 250-656-7070 for more information!

Ask us about obtaining your VHF radio certifcation and your PCOC Card!

Boat Charters Vancouver Island

Already completed this course? You may be interested in

Level 3 - Coastal Navigation.

Looking for a package designed for a larger group? Check out our Corporate Sailing adventures.

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For private or charter owners

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