Yacht Charters Vancouver Island
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The ultimate sailing course. Build your skills and confidence on this challenging 7 day course. This learning adventure takes you from Port Sidney though the Juan De Fuca Strait to Barclay Sound and Ucluelet. This
intensive course of instruction will challenge the abilities
of the most experienced sailor and enhance those skills developed
in previous levels. The development of a watch system for
an extended night passage, MOB drills at night, performance
sail trim, spinnaker handling, and the use of electronic aids
to navigation are but a few skills which will be covered on
this extended cruise which will take you to wherever the
ASA108 Offshore Passagemaking
Prerequisites: All previous Keelboat Standards
Description: The sailor is able to safely act as skipper or crew of a sailing vessel on offshore passages in any weather. The Celestial Nav. Standard is performed.
Yachtmaster Offshore The holder is certified as the skipper and navigator, to be responsible for the safety of his/her sailing vessel and crew, while making offshore passages within 150 miles of the coastline, where navigational and weather hazards exist, in any conditions, at any time day or night.covers the skills needed to be able to safely act as skipper and crew in a sailing cruiser on an offshore passage requiring celestial navigation.
- Prerequisites: Coastal Skipper,Coastal navigation, VHF radio certificate; First Aid Certificate; and CPR certification. Completing the Advanced Navigation Standard is highly recommended. You must have completed at least 100NM as the skipper of a yacht to enter this program.
- A minimum of four participants is required for this course.
Our schedule for Advanced Yachtmaster Offshore is flexible. We do require 4 students to make it cost effective for everyone but also offer private courses for individuals, couples or families.
Groups of 4 or more can pick their dates!
Please call us NOW on 250-656-7070 for more details.
Advanced Crew Standard - To be able to act safely as crew of a sailing cruiser of 10 – 15 meters, any modern rig and inboard engine, operating within 100 miles of shore by day and night in coastal or coastal or inland water in any weather.
Advanced Cruising Standard - To be able to act safely as skipper and crew of a sailing cruiser of 10 – 15 meters, any modern rig and inboard engine, operating within 100 miles of shore by day and night in coastal or inland water in any weather.
Offshore Standard - To be able to safely act as skipper and crew in a sailing cruiser on an offshore passage navigated by celestial and electronic means without visual reference to terrestrial objects.
Around Vancouver Island (AVI) is a great way to get certified from Competent Crew through Day Skipper, Coastal Navigation and Coastal Skipper.
You could be certified to Yachtmaster - Offshore within 4 weeks of training. Ask us about this option.
Around Vancouver Island Advanced Yachtmaster
14 day circumnavigation of Vancouver Island
Join us for an exciting Yachtmaster Offshore Cruise 'N Learn around Vancouver Island. The first leg of this voyage will take you from Sidney to the northern tip of Vancouver Island to Port Hardy through a maze of islands with tidal currents running up to 15 knots. Occasional stops will be made in remote anchorages. The second leg will introduce students to 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.
Prerequisites: Coastal Skipper, Coastal navigation, VHF radio certificate; First Aid Certificate; and CPR certification. Completing the Advanced Navigation Standard is highly recommended.
- Minimum practical experience of 600 miles, 10 days as a skipper.
- The course content includes offshore passage making, advanced navigation Seamanship and offshore weather.
Course Dates : Please confrim dates via eamil
This program runs mostly during
MAY, JUNE, SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER Advanced Yachtmaster
Cost: $3,895 per person
Private circumnavigation - call us NOW
You charter a yacht and we arrange all the training and supplies for this program.