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Around Vancouver Island:
14 day circumnavigation (Prerequisites apply)

Mono-Hull $4,295 

Catamaran $5,295 


Swiftsure International Race:

$1,495 Monohull

$1,950 Catamaran

Vic-Maui 2016 Race: $7,995-00

Maui-Victoria: $4,995

Rates subject to 12% Taxes + 4% insurance.

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Around Vancouver Island:
13 nights live aboard accommodation, instruction & course material, towels, pillows, sleeping bags, and 13 hearty breakfasts, lunches, and dinners

Accommodation, instruction, and all meals during the race.


Adventure sailing

Around Vancouver Island Yachtmaster Offshore 14 day circumnavigation of Vancouver Island

Call for our 2019 dates now!

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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


Heineken Regatta, St Maarten

Dates: February 28 - March 3, 2019
Arrive prior to this regatta for tactics training before race of the Heineken Regatta.

Team size: 45 Beneteau Oceanis
Cost : Call us for details
Instructors/Skipper: TBA

Swiftsure Regatta, Victoria, BC

Swiftsure International Yacht Race
The West Coast's Classic Long Distance Race

We are seeking students to crew!

Month: May 22@ 4PM 5 - May 27 10 AM
Arrive prior to this regatta for tactics training before taking part in the Cape Flattery race of the Swiftsure International Regatta.

Instructors/Skipper:Ace RACING skipper Barnacle Bill  on........Rio Dorado, Beneteau 40

Instructors/Skipper:Ace RACING skipper Tony on........Ride the Wind, Jeanneau 389

Instructors/Skipper:Coastal Cottage is being skippered by Larry. Leopard 40

What’s included: All meals during the race, certification for racing

What’s not included: Shoreside activities

What to bring: Foul Weather Gear, Strobe Light, Safety Harness, Flashlight, Knife, Thermos

Cost: $1,495.00 On Mono- Hull & $1,950.00 on Coastal Cottage Leopard 40

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