HIGH SEASON: $1,495
SHOULDER SEASON: $1,395
Rates subject to 5% GST + 4% cruise n' learn insurance.
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.
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, 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.
As a sailing school, we provide the highest level of instruction, from beginner to offshore, by using the most comprehensive and modern methods of instruction, the most personable and knowledgeable instructors and the finest yachts. To ensure optimum personal attention, there is a limit to the number of students per course.
We have chosen certification for international recognition, unsurpassed beginner to offshore modular workbook system, and the quality of instructors developed by the clinics. Our certification also qualifies the holder for significant insurance discounts on privately owned vessels and meets the requirements for the Canadian Coast Guard Operator Licensing Standard.
Basic Keelboat & Basic Coastal Cruising
Basic Keelboat - Demonstrated ability to skipper a sloop-rigged keelboat of approximately 20 to 27 feet in length by day in light to moderate winds and sea conditions. Knowledge of basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, buoyage, seamanship and safety including basic navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards. Auxiliary power operation is not required.
Basic Coastal Cruising - Demonstrated ability to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered (outboard or inboard engine) keelboat of approximately 25 to 35 feet length by day in moderate winds and sea conditions. Knowledge of cruising sailboat terminology, basic boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, docking procedures, intermediate sail trim, navigation rules, basic coastal navigation, anchoring, weather forecast interpretation, safety and seamanship.
ASA114 Cruising Catamaran
Prerequisites: Basic Keelboat (101) and Basic Coastal Cruising (103). The Bareboat Charter Standard (104) is also a prerequisite and can be attained either by itself prior to BBC Multihull (114) or in conjunction with BBC Multihull (114). In either case, all material in both standards (104 & 114) must be taught and tested before 114 can be awarded.
Course in April & May , only 1 cabin for a couple left includes ASA 101, 103, 104, 114 plus certification, book now
Competent Crew & Day Skipper
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 condition.
Day Skipper - The holder is certified as the skipper of a live aboard sailing vessel, to be responsible for the safety of his/her vessel and crew, while day sailing in familiar waters, within 10 miles of safe harbor, during daylight, in moderate wind and sea conditions using basic navigational skills.
Sail Canada Program
Basic Crew & Basic Cruising
Basic Crew- To be able to cruise safely in familiar waters as competent crew of a sloop rigged keelboat of 6 to 10 meters with an outboard or inboard motor in moderate wind and sea conditions by day..
Basic Cruising - To be able to cruise safely in familiar waters as both skipper and crew of a sloop rigged keelboat of 6 to 10 meters with an outboard or inboard motor in moderate wind and sea conditions by day.
Courses usually preboard at 1600 hr on Sunday and return at 1600hr on the Friday, March through October.
High season July & August.
We are currently planning more course dates, so please call us to discuss the dates that interest you.
If these dates do not suit your calendar, call us and check if we can accomodate your preferred dates and group size.
Level 1 + 2 - ISPA
Please call us on 250-656-7070 for further details!
Groups of 4 or more can choose dates!
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!
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
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!
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